While the Sgt. Rock 329 is tough, I believe the Warlord 22 is harder. The only one I've ever seen I sold to to ShieldAgent about 5 years ago.
One thing I've noticed about Whitmans is that they are notoriously tough to find in grade. Probably because everybody thought they were reprints.
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#5515819 - 03/11/1206:29 PMRe: Whitman DC Variant Appreciation Thread
[Re: El Toro Rojo]
I was posting here when you were in diapers.
Originally Posted By: El Toro Rojo
I was there (i.e. I'm old) and those suckers were reprints. They hit discount stores by the truckload nearly a year past the original printings.
Why do you think they're not considered reprints? Just curious.
I was there too, does that make me old? I don't feel old...
Other comics were sold in bags. Does that make them reprints? Yes, I know that bags were sometimes filled by stores.
None indicate that they are second prints. Yes, I know that does not mean they are not.
There are a bunch of things that do not make sense with these things. I understand putting extras in bags to sell them, but the choice of books with the Whitman logo for sale in multi-packs reprinted later just does not seem to follow any pattern. I guess this point could be used both ways.
Another item of note, the article in OS 40 refers to them as "type 7a". Although I do not subscribe to the "type" classifications, it is there for you to read and make your own interpretation. Basically it says they were simultaneous.
I guess it really boils down to aside from referring to them as "whitman reprints" in the past, there is nothing that I have seen that indicates they really are reprints.
Edited by ShieldAgent (03/11/1206:30 PM) Edit Reason: spelling
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Originally Posted By: ShieldAgent
That, my friend, is the sixty-four thousand dollar question.
I do not know the answer.
Another thing I forgot to mention, Whitman printed all of those Gold Key books and nobody calls those reprints.
And if you really want to reopen a can of worms, just say you believe the white box marvels were whitmans too. I do.
I also tend to believe that all 3 scenarios - the DC Whitmans, the Marvel Whitmans and the Gold Key Whitmans - were variants and not reprints.
Does anyone know if anyone ever contacted someone at Whitman Publishing to verify any of this one way or the other?
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