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  • Posted: February 6, 2024 9:27:51 pm
  • I have a few questions i suppose. I collected heavy in my small town when i was younger, around the 2004-2007 timeframe and all they had were newsstands. So most of my collection are newsstand "variants" i noticed the site has some of them, but a very small fraction. is there a reason why some titles have more of the newsstand variants and some titles just have they key issues with the newsstand option? And i noticed that they are all Marvel comics, like all of them. Theres no newsstand variants for DC books. Is there something we as a community can help with? Then also a title like Invincible Iron Man (vol 1, 2005) has the newsstand but with no value, and other title have the same issue. like most will have a value and there will be one or two with no value sandwiched between some with a value.

    I imagine its a lot of work to catalogue all the newsstand comics after the year 2002 and give them a value, but if its something we can help out with. id be happy to and as a p.s., new avengers #19 (vol. 1) will not expand. it tried on web and mobile browser and it just will not expand out.
  • Posted: February 6, 2024 9:45:22 pm
  • So some moderators do their due diligence an when they add a new book also assign a value (after investigation), then there are other mods that only run around adding new issues and cover scans, but nothing else. Unfortunately i cannot fix this or change this, i have tried. If you come across something like this, post it in the Price Check forum with a link and ill do my best on them...

    Also we only add NS editions from 2005-2017 ish (whenever then stopped making them), but there are some exceptions, different cover price we list all, if there is a proven and sustained value difference between the editions that is fairly significant, we will add those as well... reason being: rarity and print runs...

    I see it like a seesaw... Older books only came NS til somewhere in the late 70s-early 80s came direct (the barcodes printed with strike lines thru them)... then as the steady 'NS #s declined as DIR #s rose' until now NS are much much rarer then Dir... that is the value swing... well estimated on most (not enough sales to keep all of those 100% accurate)

    As for the DC variants havent even started adding those yet... I started this project out i think 2 years ago, started with Marvel, theres a ton to go thru and add, and ill be honest after how hard Marvel itself was, I'm procrastinating starting DC because its all different and i have to research and learn a ton more stuff... I will eventually get there and be motivated, but we havent had really any requests for DC, all requests have been for Marvel, so we just keep adding those...

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  • Posted: February 7, 2024 3:49:17 pm
  • Just to chime in on the first part...sometimes it is impossible to find/set a price. Obscure variants that don't have recent sales, etc. I would rather us allow a placeholder for people to add to their collection than to tell someone we will get it added once we have all the information (cover, value, etc.).
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  • Posted: February 7, 2024 9:41:46 pm
  • Thanks for the feedback. That all makes total sense, it definety sounded like a lot of work already in my head. I appreciate all the continued hard work in updating and maintenance. Is there any way to be/maybe already a feature i dont know about, but to be updated on an issue if a variant ever gets added of it, like a tracker or something?
  • Posted: February 8, 2024 1:38:37 pm
  • There are no such options unfortunately, but you can ask for something to be added in the Missing Issues forum, please read the Red Sticky Note at the top of that forum for all info needed to add said book(s).
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  • Posted: February 8, 2024 5:08:15 pm
  • Or look to your right and you will see a feature request tab where you can put in a request as well.
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