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Collector Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
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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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Collector Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
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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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Why? Why the 8bit variants?
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
It’s the new pulled pork of variants
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Why? Why the 8bit variants?


I think it's for those who remember the original 8bit games who now wear glasses.
If you hold these comics out far enough the pixelization blends to normal (like pointillism... but for dummies..sorry, for the uncouth)
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Collector Wraith private msg quote post Address this user
8 - bit covers are the worst.

Hows everyone going with their variant covers.. ASM 800 was my last, and I imagine last for quite a while.. ( though I do get the a and b covers for Isola.. Does that count? )

Saving my $$$ for spawn #300 and #301 when I might go a bit silly. Nostalgia is so good at shutting down brain cells long enough to make irrational splurges.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Update: I have not bought anymore variants or store variants.

I did cheat once and did a TRADE for 2 slabs (RAM #1 CGC 9.4 SS Roiland, and 1 CGC 9.8 ASM797 Mayhew) for my 1 raw signed ASM129. Technically I didn't buy it. Plus I already had a raw one, I wanted a 9.8.
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Collector iggykoopa30 private msg quote post Address this user
I haven't bought any variants in 2 months. The last variant I purchased was Black Panther #170 and that's only because I liked the Hulk variant on the cover. Tomorrow I plan to pick up only original covers, no variants.
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Update: I have not bought anymore variants or store variants.

I did cheat once and did a TRADE for 2 slabs (RAM #1 CGC 9.4 SS Roiland, and 1 CGC 9.8 ASM797 Mayhew) for my 1 raw signed ASM129. Technically I didn't buy it. Plus I already had a raw one, I wanted a 9.8.


What grade do you feel the ASM129 was,... and signed by who?
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
6.0-6.5 signed by Stan Lee and Gerry Conway. It had a 5.0 red label cbcs but I opened it and cleaned/pressed the book. It was sent off for grading so we will know soon within a week or so now
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Update: I have not bought anymore variants or store variants.

I did cheat once and did a TRADE for 2 slabs (RAM #1 CGC 9.4 SS Roiland, and 1 CGC 9.8 ASM797 Mayhew) for my 1 raw signed ASM129. Technically I didn't buy it. Plus I already had a raw one, I wanted a 9.8.


Soooo...that means you have a raw 797 Mayhew for sale....
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Collector Atakmunky7 private msg quote post Address this user
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Update: I have not bought anymore variants or store variants.

I did cheat once and did a TRADE for 2 slabs (RAM #1 CGC 9.4 SS Roiland, and 1 CGC 9.8 ASM797 Mayhew) for my 1 raw signed ASM129. Technically I didn't buy it. Plus I already had a raw one, I wanted a 9.8.


Hmmm...
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
We'll see if I can win this...does it count as a variant?? (1966 Golden Record version - no record though)

Bottom right corner got smushed - thinking 7.0 tops??



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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
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Soooo...that means you have a raw 797 Mayhew for sale....


Who's asking
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Soooo...that means you have a raw 797 Mayhew for sale....


Who's asking


Not me...not today anyway...price still too high. A slabbed 9.6 would look great next to my 9.6 238...
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Collector Gotlift private msg quote post Address this user
Speaking of off the hook #’s of variants
I just looked at this new Kirkman book the Hillary Clinton. Die. Die. Die.
11 variants. And the only difference is the word bubbles 10 different and one without
This is really getting to be a joke.
I was going to buy one just to say I have one. But now it’s a pass for me.
I mean. WOW.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
They should be free. They were given to LCS for free. My comic shop is throwing 2 in for free.
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Collector 1243782365 private msg quote post Address this user
Die Die Die was a gimmick book and it really worked.
It made people go to there comic book stores.
There are actually 12 announced covers for Die Die Die #1.
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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
9 world bubble variants plus 1 that adds "I'm Drunk" to the bottom
and the gold foil cover.

So how many are out there of each book? Well, the books shipped match each store's initial order number for Oblivion Song #1.

According to ComiChron, Oblivion Song shipped 80,287 copies to retailers. That means DieDieDie's total print run is 80,287. If the Gold Foil is 'One Per Store' that means we can subtract 3500 from that total. so then we divide by 10 for the rest

Total Print Run = 80,287
Gold Foil "one per store" = 3,500
Each Bubble = 7679

But yeah with an 85K print run, it's not exactly a rare book. It was cool of Kirkman to surprise people with the book but don't expect it to be the next Walking Dead #1 (which had a TOTAL print run of 7,266 (based on est. units shipped to retailers in 10/03))


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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
great talking points, agree 100%

Good job, I'm proud of you
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Collector infinityG private msg quote post Address this user
i picked up one copy to see what it was all about... did anyone actually read it?

Best thing about this silly book is the Hillary bubble saying "I'm drunk." at the bottom lol.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Stopped in, never saw it. Not sure if my shop got Any....but if the run is 85k I'm not that disappointed.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
Another one


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Collector Wraith private msg quote post Address this user
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Another one


damn.. Still waiting on my inhyuk Lee and parillo asm 800 to be shipped.

(oh and a comic xposure set, but no surprises on that one)
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
Marvel really needs to change their printers - again!



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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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Marvel really needs to change their printers - again!





If they're having "all four" covers replaced, and midtown has six covers available, I wonder if and how many of those are going to be in bad shape...
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
@Drogio ...goddamnit, really? *sigh* My OCD demands I buy this to keep my set of Marvel ASM 300 swipes complete, but between Shattered & 8-Bit, I’m getting ready to break the habit.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Marvel really needs to change their printers - again!





If they're having "all four" covers replaced, and midtown has six covers available, I wonder if and how many of those are going to be in bad shape...


Midtown will ship anything....I've gotten new releases that were closer to VF. And all they offered me in compensation was 10% off...and that's why I don't order from them anymore unless it's a last resort.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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@Drogio ...goddamnit, really? *sigh* My OCD demands I buy this to keep my set of Marvel ASM 300 swipes complete, but between Shattered & 8-Bit, I’m getting ready to break the habit.


Do it! Break the habit!
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