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Savage Dragon Variants Purged From Database


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I just ran a content update and took a look at the unrecognised items and noticed the following Savage Dragon variants were purged from the database:

Savage Dragon, The 6/A
Savage Dragon, The 7/A
Savage Dragon, The 8/A
Savage Dragon, The 10/A
Savage Dragon, The 12/A
Savage Dragon, The 13/A
Savage Dragon, The 18/A

I checked Atomic Avenue and they aren't listed there either.

10/A and 13/A both have different covers from the regular editions, and 13/A  contains an entirely different story and art, so they definitely should be listed as variants.

As to the rest, these are newsstand variants which feature a barcode on the cover (which the direct editions do not have), and they are also printed on newsprint paper instead of the glossy paper the direct editions are printed on. I can vouch for this as I have all of the above variants in my collection. 

In my opinion these are significant differences and should be considered variants.

I would really like to know the rationale behind removing them.

Thanks! 

 

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I've had all the variants listed above in my collection for years and they are only now showing up as unrecognised items.

From a collector's point of view, the kind of paper a comic is printed on makes a difference to me. I would would much rather have the glossy paper than newsprint as the glossy paper ages much better.  I know that if I bought a comic off of Atomic Avenue with the expectation that it was printed on glossy paper and instead received one printed on newsprint, I would not be happy.  

And for what it's worth, I bought all the newsstand editions from mycomicshop.com, and they listed the newsstand and direct editions separately. 

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If the variants have different paper, usually that also resulted in a different cover price and that would automatically qualify those variants as trackable in CB as separate items.  

Personally, even if the cover price was the same, I would recommend that the variants be tracked separately if the paper stock is different.  

Maybe it is worth bringing this up at this week's Livestream?  

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6 minutes ago, Gregory Hecht said:

Personally, even if the cover price was the same, I would recommend that the variants be tracked separately if the paper stock is different.  

Maybe it is worth bringing this up at this week's Livestream? 

Thanks. I'd appreciate that. I wish I could participate in the Livestream, but the timing just doesn't work for me. 

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