Well going through my collection to enter all my books here on comicbookrealm.com I came across one of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles books that I could not find any info on, the cover said it was" TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CROSSOVER CREED" with the Mirage Publishing and Lightning Comics logos on the cover, no number, date or price. I did not buy this book firsthand brand new, I purchased it with about 1200 other books, mostly multiple copies of about 200 books at auction. The original owner of this huge collection of over 60,000 books aparently purchased most of the books directly from the manufactures, with a large amount of limited edition and signed books from small press printers like Lightning and London Nights. so I started my web search. I found lots of Creed Crossover with TMNT, but nothing that matched my copy. My next step cleared things up a little, I took the comic out of the bag for the first time since I have owned it, and opened the first page to read the indicia. The indicia was not on page one, nothing unusual, so I flipped through the first couple of pages, still nothing, so I flipped to the last page, and there it was, AHA I was going to figure out what this book was! The indicia read "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume two, number 13Oct 1995" then I turned to the back cover, that I had never seen before because of the backing board, and sure enough it was TMNT V2 #13! The front cover was on the back, and the back cover was on the front.
Now it was time to search again with this new infomation, and a search yeilded one completed ebay listing, nothing else, that still left me the question of how rare is this error book? and why can I not find more info on it? I know I had at least 4 copies of this book, one was given to my nephew, one to my daughters boy friend, and one to a co-worker for his son, I cannot check to see if I have more as I gave all the leftover duplicates to my son to sell off on ebay and flea markets, I will have to get him to pull all the TMNT Crossove books and return them to me.
An email has been sent to Mirage Studios and Recalled Comics.com requesting any info they have on this book, I will let you all know what transpires as I find out.
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