93 spawn comics
I would have given excellent rating but the comics were in old sleeves and old boards (yellowed). No biggie I replace them anyway. The other thing is the comics could have been placed between card board for extra protection from our wonderful mailing system. Other than that they were as described without damage to the comics in good to fine condition.
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Awesome Comic book! great value for the money and for your collection!
It is the first appearance of Angela. The story begins 800 years in the past where Angela is hunting a Medieval Spawn which she sends to hell. In the present, she arrives in New York to hunt the latest Spawn. Meanwhile, a bum named Cagliostro teaches Spawn how to draw power from his uniform. Angela arrives and a fight happens with Spawn barely coming out on top. Here is an key issue in comic books because Angela is moving to the House of Ideas. Marvel is poised to re-introduce Angela in a meaningful way within their new flag ship book Guardians of the Galaxy. The art is awesome in this issue. Neil Gaiman does a phenomenal job with this story. If you are love Spawn, Guardians of the Galaxy or comic books in general this is a key issue to have in your collection.
Don't add Spawn #9 to your collection until you understand this difference
Later revealed to be Thor's lost sister, before heading over to the Marvel universe Angela made her first appearance in Spawn #9 making this issue a modern age key for collectors. But a must-know piece of information for collectors is that CGC treats the newsstand edition as a variant, i.e. it is tracked separately on the census and encapsulated with a special label notation (which reads "newsstand edition" at the left-hand side of the label) to differentiate variant copies from regular copies. Ungraded copies can be told apart by the existence of a UPC code in the bottom left corner of the front cover of the newsstand edition variants. The reason there were two different print runs (but released simultaneously and both are "first printings"), is because from 1979 to 2013 comics were distributed across two distribution channels: newsstand sales where unsold books were returnable, and direct sales to comic shops which were nonrefundable but in exchange for their commitment the shops were given a large discount to the cover price. [Source for this information: Jim Shooter -- google "Jim Shooter newsstand" for more info]. In the beginning of direct sales in 1979, some comic shops were buying at their huge discount and then returning the books through the newsstand channel and pocketing the difference. So to prevent this, publishers began to print two distinct versions so as to be distinguishable and close the loophole. At first, direct sales copies had a diagonal line though the UPC code, but at Marvel they quickly changed it to a Spider-Man logo in place of the UPC code for direct sold copies to comic shops. When Image came onto the scene in 1992, Newsstand sales industry-wide were in such decline that over at industry heavyweight Marvel they now represented under 15% of total sales (85% were direct sold to comic shops by 1990). Competing with Superman and Spider-Man, newcomer Image only was able to sell a mere 1% of their total distribution on newsstands, with fully 99% direct sold to comic shops. [Source for this information: industry veteran Chuck Rozanski -- google "Chuck Rozanski newsstand" for more information]. For early Spawn issues, direct sold copies have no UPC code on the front cover, while newsstand copies have a UPC code in the bottom left corner. There are newsstand copies back to issue #1 of Spawn as well, but for that book as is the case for the vast majority of comics, that UPC code is the only manufacturing difference... But certain later issues of Spawn had greater manufacturing differences between the two print runs, as happens to be the case for Spawn #9 (and incidentally as a side note is also the case for Spawn #8 [which cover-swipes Spider-Man #1] and Spawn Batman [written by Frank Miller and illustrated by Todd McFarlane]). As indicated by the label notes on newsstand copies of Spawn #9, CGC appears to apply the variant treatment for Spawn #9 because the interior pages of newsstand copies are newsprint instead of glossy. As with other Image newsstand books, because of the fact that 99% of Image's distribution was direct sales to comic shops, the newsstand variant has 1-in-100 rarity: as of 5/23/2015, out of the 1226 total CGC graded copies of Spawn #9 on census, a mere 20 or 1.6% are the newsstand edition variant. My advice: as you seek out this book for your collection, or any issue of Spawn for that matter, keep that newsstand rarity difference in mind and seek out the copies with the UPC code!Read full review
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Very good job
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