With all the Venom/Knull hype & increasing attention to later printings, I still am most fond of this particular issue. For the most part, it was sort of forgotten. You won’t find it cheap on ebay as there just weren’t many to begin with but I’ve found them easily & cheaply available elsewhere.
The things I love about this issue are more to do with its importance vs a “spec guess” per se.
This scene is absolutely integral to the entire story. If Dylan does become a mainstay…it all comes back to this. It’s actually heartbreaking when it comes down to it. Even more so knowing Anne takes her own life shortly after.
This image/art is absolutely incredible! That detail!
I know the whole “baby as a first” argument is real, but this is the first non store exclusive Marvel cover of Dylan. (The other being the Tan #10 variant)
Anyway…just a random thought as we try to keep ahead of the curve.
I need the #9 second print still for some reason. I was really all over the place with this run. Some issues I bought everything and every reprint…others, just one or two of the main. Of course I neglected to buy the 3rd print of #3, but at least bought 3 of the main and one of the second.
For most of these I relied on my shop back then as I wasn’t doing much with online preorders when I first got back into collecting.
Really, that was you? Hope you have a good presser/cleaner. Has good potential. I got it from TFAW that way…I was going to buy more from them but was so pissed when the package arrived with the corner dented in I didn’t bother…
You never did tell me if Captain Marvel 8 3rd print made it to you ok.
I’ll see what I can do about some free stuff! I was thinking of offering a give-away CHU since it’s been so long since we’ve had a give-away…