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#35228 - 12/08/02 04:41 AM How to tell if got a first edition comic?
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Hi all, first post here I am a newish collector.
I am trying to find out how you can tell what print of comic I have.
I have issue 1 of Ultimate Spiderman, I bought it when it was first released, now due to a lack of funds I wish to sell the comic, But before I attempt this I need to double check its a first print. Is there any code like on a books to check this??

Thanks alot, also on ebay i have seen this comic selling for over $100. My copy seems in almost perfect condition.

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#35229 - 12/08/02 04:56 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic?
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Hi,
One easy way is to check and see if the cover has the comic code on it. The reprinted K-B Toys edition does not have this on the cover. Also check the inside printing information as it will state when the book was printed. This book has been reprinted numerous times as a giveaway, but all those are clearly noted on the information inside the comic. Hope this helps.

Tom
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#35230 - 12/08/02 05:05 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic? [Re: MonumentalCo]
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whats a comic code?

The only comic i have to had is Ultimate X-men no 22

on the front cover the above the barcode is a 5 digit number 02211
below the barcode is 59606 05047 and either side of the barcode is a single numer on the left 7 nand right 5. which of these is comic number and what do they mean?? thanks

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#35231 - 12/08/02 05:11 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic?
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The comic code is a little white box that appears on most comic covers. It is shaped like a stamp. If you look at the examples of this issue on eBay you should be able to find one that has the comic code stamp on it.

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#35232 - 12/08/02 05:15 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic?
MonumentalCo Offline
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Here is an example. Ultimate Spider-Man #1 The comic code can be seen on the cover right above the UPC box.

Tom
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#35233 - 12/08/02 05:21 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic?
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Hi coeshaw,

Here's a link to an auction that has a first print issue picture in it.

The comics code is the little white stamp towards the lower right of the book that is directly above the larger white bar code box.

Ultimate Spider-Man #1 with comics code on it.

I hope that helps,
Bug


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#35234 - 12/08/02 05:41 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic? [Re: Bugaboo]
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unfortunatly those pics are to small I can't even make out the numbers.
Thanks anyway, If anyone has a larger pic that would help.


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#35235 - 12/08/02 06:10 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic?
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You don't have to make out any numbers coeshaw. If this is a first print book, there should be two white boxes in the lower right corner.

The larger one on the bottom is the bar code box. The much smaller one directly above it is the comics code stamp. You don't need to read them. If that smaller white comic code stamp is there.......it's a first print. That's all you need to determine.
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#35236 - 12/09/02 07:38 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic?
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Ask and you shall receive. Here's a larger pic for you:

Size Matters Not!
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#35237 - 12/09/02 07:40 AM Re: How to tell if got a first edition comic? [Re: DARTHDIESEL]
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Here is a scan of a Checkers Variant reprint to compare to:

You gotta eat....

A scan of the free comic book day:

FCBD USM 1

A copy of the KB reprint:

KB toys giveaway

A copy of the Payless reprint

Gotta have something to read at the shoe store...
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