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Damn.. Long wait ahead. I got shipping notification for my shattered comics at least.
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Damn.. Long wait ahead. I got shipping notification for my shattered comics at least.


Yeah, my two shattered ASM 300 homage covers are on their way.


Still waiting to hear where the other 2000 copies are going to show up...
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Lame.
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Lame.



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Amazing Spider-Man #1 - Variant Cover Coming Soon.
Kinda cool cover, because the Green Goblin makes it that way.

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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Green goblin looks drunk.
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Lol!

Classic.
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My copies of ASM 800 Shattered variant and Mayhew arrived today.

As with all ASM 800 raws, they have their binding issues, but since I ordered 2 copies each and sold the second for double (essentially paying for my PC), it's all good.

Free comic book day can be every day!

I said I was going to stop with the shop variants after ASM 800...so far nothing has tempted me...but Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 is on the horizon...if they come out with an homage cover (Marvel Spotlight #5 or Ghost Rider #1), I may be in trouble

And DC's Killer B's don't count!




Edit: BTW, Mayhew's cover for 797 is way better...anyone want to trade?
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Amazing Spider-Man #1 - Variant Cover Coming Soon.
Kinda cool cover, because the Green Goblin makes it that way.



MY EYES
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I suspect they're is going to be a raft of left over shop variants for the marvel refresh.

Not jumping on that one.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Here come the Batman 50 wedding variants...

unknown comic books exclusives

The Jim Lee (regular cover C) isn't too bad, but the Neal Adams (cover B) don't look right...

Cover A is tops so far. Sticking with that.
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I think Mr. Neal Adams had a mild stroke in the last few years because his art just isn't cutting it.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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Here come the Batman 50 wedding variants...

unknown comic books exclusives

The Jim Lee (regular cover C) isn't too bad, but the Neal Adams (cover B) don't look right...

Cover A is tops so far. Sticking with that.


I don't see a Neal Adams cover. I only see an Arthur Adams cover.
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@kaptainmyke I canโ€™t tell if the artist on that ASM variant started on Black Cat & realized about halfway โ€œoh shit, Black *Cat*, not Black *Canary*!โ€

Not a fan of the new costume, thatโ€™s all.
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I ordered eight copies of Amazing Spider-Man #800, the regular Ross cover. Because I liked it, and because the Comic Mint had a sale on it, for 45% off ($44 plus shipping). So I thought, well, Ross's cover is nice so sure ... why not?

Anyway, it came yesterday (and I'd placed the order three months ago). I looked at them and said to myself, "Oh, it's that cover. Huh. I didn't remember that one. Oh, well .. not bad." So, I was a little confused, because I didn't remember ordering that cover, but not completely surprised, because sometimes I forget stuff after three months. (Hell, sometimes I forget stuff after three days.)

So today I get an email. "Hey, can you please check, did we send you the wrong comic?" I did check and yep - they did send the wrong one. Turns out, they sent eight copies of the Mayhew cover that is now selling on eBay for upwards of $165 bucks each. Wow. They sent me over a thousand dollars worth of comics by accident!

Heh. Lucky for them I'm an honest guy. I'll send 'em all back tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. I'm not in a hurry. :-)


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I ordered eight copies of Amazing Spider-Man #800, the regular Ross cover. Because I liked it, and because the Comic Mint had a sale on it, for 45% off ($44 plus shipping). So I thought, well, Ross's cover is nice so sure ... why not?

Anyway, it came yesterday (and I'd placed the order three months ago). I looked at them and said to myself, "Oh, it's that cover. Huh. I didn't remember that one. Oh, well .. not bad." So, I was a little confused, because I didn't remember ordering that cover, but not completely surprised, because sometimes I forget stuff after three months. (Hell, sometimes I forget stuff after three days.)

So today I get an email. "Hey, can you please check, did we send you the wrong comic?" I did check and yep - they did send the wrong one. Turns out, they sent eight copies of the Mayhew cover that is now selling on eBay for upwards of $165 bucks each. Wow. They sent me over a thousand dollars worth of comics by accident!

Heh. Lucky for them I'm an honest guy. I'll send 'em all back tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. I'm not in a hurry. :-)




Would be a nice gesture if they gave you a gift!
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Here come the Batman 50 wedding variants...

unknown comic books exclusives

The Jim Lee (regular cover C) isn't too bad, but the Neal Adams (cover B) don't look right...

Cover A is tops so far. Sticking with that.


I don't see a Neal Adams cover. I only see an Arthur Adams cover.


You're right. I saw "Adams" and assumed they would have gotten Neal to do the cover...
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Would be a nice gesture if they gave you a gift!

It would be! I guess they probably won't say, "Hey, why don't you keep one of those for yourself?" But maybe they'll send super-nice copies of those JLA #1 issues I ordered.

But no biggie. I just sold my house (in another state - I had been renting it out) for $5,000 over asking price. So I'll be okay. :-) It's a nice cover though. And frankly, a lot nicer when you know what it's worth!

I forgot to add a "pics or it didn't happen," so here is that.


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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
wow that's amazing

It would be very honorable of you to return them. I wouldn't judge you personally if you decided to keep them.
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I ordered eight copies of Amazing Spider-Man #800, the regular Ross cover. Because I liked it, and because the Comic Mint had a sale on it, for 45% off ($44 plus shipping). So I thought, well, Ross's cover is nice so sure ... why not?

Anyway, it came yesterday (and I'd placed the order three months ago). I looked at them and said to myself, "Oh, it's that cover. Huh. I didn't remember that one. Oh, well .. not bad." So, I was a little confused, because I didn't remember ordering that cover, but not completely surprised, because sometimes I forget stuff after three months. (Hell, sometimes I forget stuff after three days.)

So today I get an email. "Hey, can you please check, did we send you the wrong comic?" I did check and yep - they did send the wrong one. Turns out, they sent eight copies of the Mayhew cover that is now selling on eBay for upwards of $165 bucks each. Wow. They sent me over a thousand dollars worth of comics by accident!

Heh. Lucky for them I'm an honest guy. I'll send 'em all back tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. I'm not in a hurry. :-)




One of them Is mine, because they shorted me one comic in my shipment. They were supposed to send another one out today, but I'm guessing they don't have a copy to give me right now as I got no shipment notice or repond to my inquiry about a tracking number...

Seems like they had a rough week fulfilling orders...
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One of them Is mine, because they shorted me one comic in my shipment. They were supposed to send another one out today, but I'm guessing they don't have a copy to give me right now as I got no shipment notice or respond to my inquiry about a tracking number...

Seems like they had a rough week fulfilling orders...

Wow. Well, I'm being very careful with them. I already packed them up with bubble wrap (which they didn't have when they came to me). And then Steven Finkel just sent this message:

"Hi ted,

I have sent you a return label.
You are welcome to keep one copy for free for your honesty.
Thank you very much!
We will be packing the appropriate books for you tomorrow."

Wow. I honestly didn't expect that. I feel bad for ... someone. As you said, at least one person there had a really bad week. I guess I will take the gift, though I feel bad about even that. Like I'm profiting off someone's mistake. Also, now I have to unpack them again. *sigh*

Just kidding. I'll totally unpack them to get a freebie. But maybe I'll stick another comic in there instead, as a 'thank you.' Would that be weird? Also, I kind of want to put a message in each one, see if Drogio gets it.

@kaptainmyke I get that, I really do ... I really wanted to play dumb. But two things: 1) I tried not to think about it too much, which makes it easier; and 2) even though it was their mistake, it would literally be illegal to keep something I didn't order or pay for.

Anyway, not a big deal. I mean, how many times can a guy read a comic anyway?
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Well said, Ted. ๐Ÿ‘
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Drogio

One of them Is mine, because they shorted me one comic in my shipment. They were supposed to send another one out today, but I'm guessing they don't have a copy to give me right now as I got no shipment notice or respond to my inquiry about a tracking number...

Seems like they had a rough week fulfilling orders...

Wow. Well, I'm being very careful with them. I already packed them up with bubble wrap (which they didn't have when they came to me. And then Steven Finkel just sent this message:

"Hi ted,

I have sent you a return label.
You are welcome to keep one copy for free for your honesty.
Thank you very much!
We will be packing the appropriate books for you tomorrow."

Wow. I honestly didn't expect that. I feel bad for ... someone. As you said, at least one person there had a really bad week. I guess I will take the gift, though I feel bad about even that. Like I'm profiting off someone's mistake. Also, now I have to unpack them again. *sigh*

Just kidding. I'll totally unpack them to get a freebie. But maybe I'll stick another comic in there instead, as a 'thank you.' Would that be weird? Also, I kind of want to put a message in each one, see if Drogio gets it.

@kaptainmyke I get that, I really do ... I really wanted to play dumb. But two things: 1) I tried not to think about it too much, which makes it easier; and 2) even though it was their mistake, it would literally be illegal to keep something I didn't order or pay for.

Anyway, not a big deal. I mean, how many times can a guy read a comic anyway?


Maybe he reads this Forum ๐Ÿ˜œ
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One of them Is mine, because they shorted me one comic in my shipment. They were supposed to send another one out today, but I'm guessing they don't have a copy to give me right now as I got no shipment notice or respond to my inquiry about a tracking number...

Seems like they had a rough week fulfilling orders...

Wow. Well, I'm being very careful with them. I already packed them up with bubble wrap (which they didn't have when they came to me (and now Tedsaid!). And then Steven Finkel just sent this message:

"Hi ted,

I have sent you a return label.
You are welcome to keep one copy for free for your honesty.
Thank you very much!
We will be packing the appropriate books for you tomorrow."

Wow. I honestly didn't expect that. I feel bad for ... someone. As you said, at least one person there had a really bad week. I guess I will take the gift, though I feel bad about even that. Like I'm profiting off someone's mistake. Also, now I have to unpack them again. *sigh*

Just kidding. I'll totally unpack them to get a freebie. But maybe I'll stick another comic in there instead, as a 'thank you.' Would that be weird? Also, I kind of want to put a message in each one, see if Drogio gets it.

@kaptainmyke I get that, I really do ... I really wanted to play dumb. But two things: 1) I tried not to think about it too much, which makes it easier; and 2) even though it was their mistake, it would literally be illegal to keep something I didn't order or pay for.

Anyway, not a big deal. I mean, how many times can a guy read a comic anyway?


Maybe he reads this Forum ๐Ÿ˜œ


He's responded here before. When one of my Dark Nights Metal comics arrived with "achne" on the back cover (search for The Batman Who Has Achne thread) he responded here and instructed me to contact them and provide pictures....they sent me a replacement copy. They've been good to me, so I keep giving them my business.
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And now back to more damaged shop variants!




From The Comic Mint:

Recently, we were fortunate to be able to offer 4 Variants for Amazing Spider-man 800. We wanted to alert our customers to issues affecting two of these books.

Both the Lucio Parrillo Red Goblin (trade and virgin) and the Inhyuk Lee (trade and virgin) variants have significant damages direct from the printer. This is extremely disappointing to us and our customers. Fortunately replacements are on the way.

We anticipate shipping BOTH affected versions starting the first week in July. We fully understand how frustrating this can be, but it is extremely important that we provide you, our customers, with a highly collectible item in great condition. The picture below roughly reflects the condition of both variants listed above, and as such could not be utilized.

Thank you very much for your business and support!
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He's responded here before. When one of my Dark Nights Metal comics arrived with "achne" on the back cover (search for The Batman Who Has Achne thread) he responded here and instructed me to contact them and provide pictures....they sent me a replacement copy. They've been good to me, so I keep giving them my business.

Yeah, The Comic Mint is great. I didn't know they were forum fans, but I do remember your previous post, now that you mention it.
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Would be a nice gesture if they gave you a gift!

It would be! I guess they probably won't say, "Hey, why don't you keep one of those for yourself?" But maybe they'll send super-nice copies of those JLA #1 issues I ordered.

But no biggie. I just sold my house (in another state - I had been renting it out) for $5,000 over asking price. So I'll be okay. :-) It's a nice cover though. And frankly, a lot nicer when you know what it's worth!

I forgot to add a "pics or it didn't happen," so here is that.




What is that? A couple grand worth of variants? I don't know man, I'd have a hard time doing the right thing. It's their error, I'd probably adopt this philosophy


But I guess you're doing the right thing
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What is that? A couple grand worth of variants? I don't know man, I'd have a hard time doing the right thing. It's their error.

But I guess you're doing the right thing

Well, it was pretty cool "owning" them for a couple days. I almost sent them out to get graded right away (before I knew it was a special issue), because I've been wanting to try the, what's-it-called, pre-screening. But I decided to wait, and pick other comics to send with them over the weekend instead. I'm glad I didn't, because that would make it way more complicated.

It does make me curious though, if this was a problem with a lot of customers, and how many of them owned up to it. Probably, once they discovered the mistake, they know exactly who got the wrong issues.
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