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If it takes 13 variant covers for issue 1 and 9 variants for issue 2 in order for Dynamite to continue publishing well written and well illustrated licensed comics that in most cases come out somewhat close to the dates they were solicited, then that is what it takes.

If it takes *SQUEE* on the covers of comics to sell Dejah Thoris, then that is what it takes.

I'll keep buying them. Except the Dejah Thoris book, I dropped that one.

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Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:
Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:DF is evil. That is all.
They produce less now than i can ever recall that i see in previews, however as Dynamite they make a minimum of three variants for every comic they publish :lol: :lol: :lol:
3? Don't you mean more like 13?
good point, though only for # 1 's

:wink:
Are you saying they've ever printed something besides a #1? :hm:

Oh, yeah... I forgot about #0. :P

(...and #0 negative... whatever that is.) :roll:

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greg wrote:
Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:
Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:DF is evil. That is all.
They produce less now than i can ever recall that i see in previews, however as Dynamite they make a minimum of three variants for every comic they publish :lol: :lol: :lol:
3? Don't you mean more like 13?
good point, though only for # 1 's

:wink:
Are you saying they've ever printed something besides a #1? :hm:

Oh, yeah... I forgot about #0. :P

(...and #0 negative... whatever that is.) :roll:
Red Sonja is in the 60s, Queen Sonja in the 20s and the Boys are in the 60s.

Sometime in the next year, I could hold in my hands a Dynamite #70. I still can't say that for Valiant.

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Chiclo wrote:
greg wrote:
Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:
Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:DF is evil. That is all.
They produce less now than i can ever recall that i see in previews, however as Dynamite they make a minimum of three variants for every comic they publish :lol: :lol: :lol:
3? Don't you mean more like 13?
good point, though only for # 1 's

:wink:
Are you saying they've ever printed something besides a #1? :hm:

Oh, yeah... I forgot about #0. :P

(...and #0 negative... whatever that is.) :roll:
Red Sonja is in the 60s, Queen Sonja in the 20s and the Boys are in the 60s.

Sometime in the next year, I could hold in my hands a Dynamite #70. I still can't say that for Valiant.
Dynamite still sucks. :thumb:

Sucks.

No, wait... don't argue...


SUCKS.

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greg wrote:
Chiclo wrote:
greg wrote:
Draco wrote:
xodacia81 wrote:
Draco wrote: They produce less now than i can ever recall that i see in previews, however as Dynamite they make a minimum of three variants for every comic they publish :lol: :lol: :lol:
3? Don't you mean more like 13?
good point, though only for # 1 's

:wink:
Are you saying they've ever printed something besides a #1? :hm:

Oh, yeah... I forgot about #0. :P

(...and #0 negative... whatever that is.) :roll:
Red Sonja is in the 60s, Queen Sonja in the 20s and the Boys are in the 60s.

Sometime in the next year, I could hold in my hands a Dynamite #70. I still can't say that for Valiant.
Dynamite still sucks. :thumb:

Sucks.

No, wait... don't argue...


SUCKS.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I want to continue to argue with greg and tell him he's wrong but he makes such a strong point that it's difficult.

I refuse to concede and only more vehemently defend my previous statement! I shall substitute volume for substance! Your cold logic will never trump my blindly devoted passion!

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Teabagger.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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greg wrote:Teabagger.
Just those few times in college. :thumb:

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Chiclo wrote:
greg wrote:Teabagger.
Just those few times in college. :thumb:
You do realize the little thumbs-up graphic takes on a whole new meaning in that context, right? :o

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greg wrote:
Chiclo wrote:
greg wrote:Teabagger.
Just those few times in college. :thumb:
You do realize the little thumbs-up graphic takes on a whole new meaning in that context, right? :o
It brings up something equally ribald but different when put in the context of my friend David and a short-lived rumor that led us to call him "thumbprint".

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Back to the OP's topic, weren't the DF signed copies solicited in Previews with a retail price of $29.99 per?

That's my memory (not of the Ninjak in particular, but of many other comics around that time). If so, they may have "limited to 5,000" but--as speculated, only sold/distributed far fewer.

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Here are pages 10-13 from Triton issue #5. The 4th page (p 13) mentions the the Ninjak #1 VVSS signed by Mark Moretti, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Joe Quesada. So maybe somehow DF ended up with these books (less the Moretti signature). :hm:

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Ummm...

I actually have this. The signed DF Ninjak 1. Let me think here. It was available throught the Previous if I am not mistaken. i had my LCS at the time order me one. I might even have 2 I dont remember.

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Cool. Are your copies embossed?
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Ninjak #1 VVSS was solicited in the Jan 1994 Previews according to this:

http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/viewto ... f=1&t=8283" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
x-omatic wrote:If they planned one it was never in Diamond Previews. Here is a list of the ones Valiant solicited.


Rai and the Future Force # 9 V.V.S.S. (MAY 1993) Could not find listed

Magnus Robot Fighter # 25 V.V.S.S. (JUNE 1993) (did not find first listing)
Oct 1993 previews (offered again)
No price, Limited to 5300 copies, Mylar Type bag.
May 1994 previews (offered again)
No price, Limited to 5300 copies, Mylar Type bag.
Oct 1994 previews (offered again)
No price, Limited to 5300 copies, Mylar Type bag.
Dec 1994 previews (offered again)
No price, Limited to 5300 copies, Mylar Type bag.

X-O Manowar #0 VVSS (never produced)
Oct 1993 Previews
No price, 5300 copies with only 2225 available thru previews,
Mylar type bag

Dinosaur Hunter # 1 V.V.S.S. (JULY 1993)
Oct 1993 Previews
No price, 5300 copies, Mylar type bag

Bloodshot # 0 V.V.S.S. (March 1994)
Jan 1994 Previews
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

Ninjak #1 VVSS (never produced)
Jan 1994 Previews
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

Shadowman # 0 V.V.S.S. (APRIL 1994)
Feb 1994 Previews
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

Armorines #1 (June 1994)
Feb 1994 Previews
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

Rai and the Future Force # 21 V.V.S.S. (MAY 1994)
March 1994 Previews
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

Secret Weapons # 11 V.V.S.S. (AUG 1994)
April 1994 Previews
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

PSI-Lords # 1 V.V.S.S. (SEP 1994)
April 1994 Previews (as Starwatchers)
$25.00, Mylar type bag, no print run listed

Valiant Era Bonus card Uncut sheet VVSS (produced?)
May 1994 Previews
$50.00, Signed by Bob Layton, Don Perlin, Tony Bernard, .
Maurice Fontenot, & Jorge Gonzalez. $50.00

Chaos Effect Alpha VVSS (never produced)
June 1994 Previews
$25.00, signed by Bob Layton, Bernard Chang, & Jerry Ordway

Geomancer # 1 V.V.S.S. (NOV 1994)
June 1994 Previews
$25.00, no print run listed or if in mylar

Timewalker # 1 V.V.S.S. (DEC 1994)
July 1994 Previews
$25.00, special bag, no print run listed

Eternal Warrior # 27 V.V.S.S. (NOV 1994)
August 1994 Previews
$25.00, special bag, no print run listed

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Ninjak-1-1994-Va ... SwxN5WU52N" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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No. :D

And this copy looks to be in the VALIANT mylar. I will provide an update when I receive it. I may also have another "never produced" VVSS from the above list on the way. If so, I will start another post about it.

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I remember this when it came out.. I think it was some stupid price like $25 or $35 bucks.. I was ordering a lot of my comics by mail then American Entertainment, Kingpin Comics..etc

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Post by Nameless7 »

I dont think this is embossed. Its not a vvss type comic. I think it was a DF special. They were doing a lot of signed books at the time. Like the Superman #0 (which I also have).

I believe it has a certificate only. Someone is trying to pull a fast one with the Valiant mylard thing

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I just received my 2nd copy. The mylar is nothing special, just a old Ultra-Pro mylar that is cracked.

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73/5000. Hah! The 90's....

I wonder what the actual print run was. Several hundred, more likely.

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Anyone seen any more of these surfacing?

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iggy101us wrote:Anyone seen any more of these surfacing?
It is one of my weekly searched items, never see one.
I hoard Newsstand Editions facepalm


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