BTW, there's a regular Turtlemania Special #1 on ebay right now.
When I was googling and searching for pics that look like my copy (never found any of course) I came across the link below that sounds like they were talking about a gold colored cover that wasn't stapled, but also wasn't the gold edition:
Sadly there's no pic in the thread and the ebay link is long expired so I can't see it. But here are the quotes that suggest they're discussing a gold, unstapled book. That's certainly what my copy looks like with the wrapper on because you can't see the staple on the inner copy.
I'm pretty sure that's not a silver or gold edition, as it's claimed to be. It doesn't even look like it was stapled together. To me it just looks like extra printer run off that got signed for someone and given away.
I've never seen a gold or silver copy, but had a hard time believing this was a gold. Thanks for clearing it up.
Also it's mentioned that it's a signed copy but of course that would have been possible without it being a true gold copy. Apparently it started with a $200 opening bid.. I wonder what (if?) it sold for!?!?
Thanks for the comments guys. I really didn't know if this gold wrapper was common or not, or even if it was common knowledge. My failed searches were making me think it was uncommon or else that I just wasn't a successful searcher!
Also I see that the linked thread above contains a comment or two from the seller of the Silver #66! What a small TMNT world!
Remember how I said earlier how "unMirage" a cover like that is? Well, I completely forgot for a moment that this wasn't produced in house at Mirage.
And from what I've been able to gather, other than the 100 Silver kevin & pete signed, and the 10 gold they signed/sketched, kevin & pete really were not involved in the printing of the book. So its completely possible that this "slip on" cover, and potentially a other "editions" could be out there.
All of that said, even though its not a gold or silver, its still a VERY cool version of the regular book and there are probably not many more out there like that.
Which TP or HV reprints the first TMNT issues. I was on chapters.com and I am not sure which book it is. Can anyone help me with a name or picture. Thanks
Well, there a few TPBs that collect the first few issues.
There are 3 large TPBS put out by mirage that collect the first 11 issues, plus the 4 micro issues. These books provide all you need to get classic Eastman & Laird.
The 2 earliest ones came out in 1988. One version is hardcover, and is relatively rare is as there were only 1,000 copies that wer signed by them. It'll set you back anywhere from $150-$250 generally, though maybe a bit more as there has been a slight increase in prices lately. The next book is called the "phonebook" (for its lage size) and is softcover. At 5,000 copies is a bit mroe relatively available in the $100 range. Finally, you have a collected version that came out in 1990. This can be found in the $50- $75 range.
Other than those 3 books, you next options are the color TPBS put out by First publishing. These are GREAT books in my opinion. Its really neat seeing the turtles in color (all red bandans). These are alot cheaper, BUT you would need to get all 4 books in order to get the same amount of stories you would get from one of the above. Each book has about 3 issues in it, but they do have some extra content and stories as well.
I was posting here when you were in diapers.
A guy I know have these available and is doing up a price for me. What should I expect to pay for the whole lot and for the first 5 as individual issues. I don't follow the TMNT so I am not certain on prices. They are going to my 7 year old sons collection, he is a huge TMNT fan. Any help would be appreciated.
Feel free to add any notes/info on issues that are key, hard to find etc....
TMNT (the original series) #1 - 3rd and 4th prints #2 - 1st & 2nd prints #3 - 1st & 2nd prints #4 - 1st & 2nd prints #5 - 1st & 2nd prints 6-15 17, 18 (Colour Reprint) 24-32, 33 (1st Colour), 34
Edited by kidcolt (02/27/0901:27 PM)
WANTED: Superman Adventures #21 1st App. of Kara In-Ze (Animated Supergirl)