Superman Death-Return Print Variant Collection
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For the last six years, I have been trying to assemble a complete Death –Return Saga collection including all of the variant printings. Every time I think I’m done, up pops a new printing. Yesterday I received a package containing what I thought was an Adventures of Superman 499 2nd print; it turned out to be a 3rd printing. I was excited with my new find despite the rough condition of the book but now I am on the hunt for a 2nd printing. Finding that 3rd print made me realize that my collection my not be as close to complete as I thought. I’ve included scans of all the various printings from the Death/Funeral storylines. I am aware of the Legacy or Superman 2nd Print but if you know of any additional printings of any of these issues please let me know.

 

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Could you list the comics you have (with printing variant). For me, it will be easier to tick off rather than images.

 

Cheers,

 

Waylander

 

 

Here's a list of the last printing I am aware of for each issue. I'm trying to find out if there are any printings beyond these.

 

Man of Steel 18 - 5th Printing

Man of Steel 19 - 3rd

Man of Steel 20 - 2nd

Man of Steel 21 - 1st

Superman 74 - 4th

Superman 75 - 4th

Superman 76 - 2nd

Superman 77 - 3rd

Adventures of Superman 497 - 3rd

Adventures of Superman 498 - 4th

Adventures of Superman 499 - 3rd

Action Comics 684 - 3rd

Action Comics 685 - 3rd

Action Comics 686 - 2nd

Justice League America 69 - 4th

Justice League America 70 - 4th

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You could always collect the 4 issues that had Doomsday punching the wall on the last page.

 

Man of Steel 17 has two printings

Superman 73 has two

Adventures 496 has two

Action 683 has 3

 

Man of Steel 19 has a toy reprint issue. It came with a Doomsday figure a few years back.

 

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That is the figure.

 

Superman 75 has the millennium edition version.

 

Justice League 71 is considered part of the set on the CGC registry. This had the newsstand version and the black wrap version.

 

 

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You could always collect the 4 issues that had Doomsday punching the wall on the last page.

 

Man of Steel 17 has two printings

Superman 73 has two

Adventures 496 has two

Action 683 has 3

 

Man of Steel 19 has a toy reprint issue. It came with a Doomsday figure a few years back.

 

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That is the figure.

 

Superman 75 has the millennium edition version.

 

Justice League 71 is considered part of the set on the CGC registry. This had the newsstand version and the black wrap version.

 

 

 

I know I didn't include them but I am aware of and have at least one copy of all of these you listed except the Action 683 3rd Print. Some comic site had that listed but didn't have a scan. Do you know for certain this print exists?

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Does anyone have any idea of the print runs on the reprint issues?

 

I've searched everywhere for that info with no luck. All I know is that most of these later printings were packaged up and sold at large retail stores: Toys-R-Us, Kmart, etc. So the print runs couldn't have been that low.

 

 

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I know I didn't include them but I am aware of and have at least one copy of all of these you listed except the Action 683 3rd Print. Some comic site had that listed but didn't have a scan. Do you know for certain this print exists?

 

No I do not know for certain. I built my list based on the information I found online. I know MyComicShop list it as well as the list on Comicbookrealm.com.

 

I managed to find a decent copy of the newsstand version of this book while I was at Wizard World New Orleans however.

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No I do not know for certain. I built my list based on the information I found online. I know MyComicShop list it as well as the list on Comicbookrealm.com.

 

I managed to find a decent copy of the newsstand version of this book while I was at Wizard World New Orleans however.

 

 

I never noticed it on MyComicShop's list before. I'll have to assume its real then. I doubted the existence of Action Comics 686 2nd print for years. Then it popped up on ebay.

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wow ...just wow... and here i thought i have a complete Death of Supes (all 1st prints only)... i guess this proves that i need a lot more.... A WHOLE LOT MORE.

 

are you gonna slab those ones?? maybe even SS on some of them.

 

love your collected package man (thumbs u (in a collector's point of view)(man that still sounds gay)(not that there's anything wrong with that)(ok i'll stop typing and drooling now) :kidaround:

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No I do not know for certain. I built my list based on the information I found online. I know MyComicShop list it as well as the list on Comicbookrealm.com.

 

I managed to find a decent copy of the newsstand version of this book while I was at Wizard World New Orleans however.

 

 

I never noticed it on MyComicShop's list before. I'll have to assume its real then. I doubted the existence of Action Comics 686 2nd print for years. Then it popped up on ebay.

Yeah I just wish they had a scan of the book. I have a handful of later printings of Superman 74 and 75 getting signed this weekend at MegaCon by Jurgens. I dont know why I am doing it but I started collecting the newsstand copies of this run recently and man are those a pain to find.
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I dont know why I am doing it but I started collecting the newsstand copies of this run recently and man are those a pain to find.

Yes. The UPC barcode version is very tough on most of these books (if they exist).

 

I have my original newsstand set of 1st prints from when I was a kid. They're surprisingly in decent shape, not mint, but pretty good considering I was 9 at the time of purchase.

 

As far as the later printings go, the only issue with barcode I'm aware of is the 4th printing of Supes 75. I'm sure there are others out there. Really haven't pursued that yet.

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Does anyone have any idea of the print runs on the reprint issues?

 

I've searched everywhere for that info with no luck. All I know is that most of these later printings were packaged up and sold at large retail stores: Toys-R-Us, Kmart, etc. So the print runs couldn't have been that low.

 

 

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What printings are typically found in that Superman Collector's Pack on the right end?

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