Does anyone own the newsstand edition of TMNT #1 (IDW) and would like to trade for the Direct Market edition (your choice of Cover A, B, C, or D – in near mint condition, bagged & boarded, and I’ll pay all the shipping)? This would be the edition that was available only on newsstands (primarily Barnes & Noble stores) and not the Direct Market version that had all the variant covers and went to comic book shops. You can identify this issue from the following characteristics:
- The cover used for the #1 newsstand edition was the Raphael Dan Duncan (aka “Cover A”).
- The text “CVR A” is missing from below the IDW logo in the top left portion of the front cover. Only “#1 – $3.99” displays.
- The bar code in the lower right corner of the #1 newsstand edition is slightly shorter than the bar code for the Direct Market edition. Additionally, there are a few additional numbers on the bar code for the Direct Market edition.
If you have this newsstand edition (even if it’s not in the greatest condition) I’d very much like to have it. Just contact me (using the form on the right-hand panel) and we can work out all the details. Thanks for reading!