The Whitman Thread
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On 9/22/2021 at 10:10 AM, BuscemasAvengers said:

:x Alright, who has a beater Whitman 3?

I do, but it's a more recent pickup, not one I picked up off the shelf new back in the day.  Besides, I want to see if somebody else can complete the set.  If nobody hops in I'll share it tomorrow.

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On 9/23/2021 at 12:21 PM, OtherEric said:

And, since nobody else jumped in, as promised:

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I had the Star wars  fantastic four and a couple of spider-man treasuries but alas they didn't survive my carefree youth. Read those suckers to death and it also didn't help their survival prospects that they didn't pack well when we moved a lot during the late 70's early 80's. (:

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So did we ever reach a consensus about late-'70s Marvel Whitmans? :baiting:
Fat Diamond (with a date)/UPC books were distributed in multi-packs in early '77 but those packs are not branded Whitman.
Later (when exactly?), Fat Diamond (w/o date)/No UPC books started showing up in Whitman bags.

Has anyone figured it all out yet? (shrug)

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On 10/7/2021 at 1:34 PM, Stronguy said:

So did we ever reach a consensus about late-'70s Marvel Whitmans? :baiting:
Fat Diamond (with a date)/UPC books were distributed in multi-packs in early '77 but those packs are not branded Whitman.
Later (when exactly?), Fat Diamond (w/o date)/No UPC books started showing up in Whitman bags.

Has anyone figured it all out yet? (shrug)

No consensus.  I think everyone agrees fat diamond books were heavily distributed by Whitman but there is still a lot of dispute about them being entirely distributed by Whitman. In this thread we’re happily showing fat diamond books as Whitman’s but trying to avoid arguing about them, saving that for other threads.

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On 10/8/2021 at 12:21 PM, Stronguy said:

I decided to dig through a box of multi-packs I picked up long ago; found a Whitman 3-Pack with MTU 77, Iron Man 118, and FF 202.  I also discovered an open DC 3-Pack with Action 486, Super Friends 13, and Superman 326. Good stuff!

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I don't have pics of this multi-pack!  Please share an image of the other side, and if you could get the middle comic peeking out a bit in one of the images that would be great!

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On 10/11/2021 at 9:34 AM, Stronguy said:

A few more that I stumbled across in a random box.  As I recall, these were in a beat up 3-pack so I liberated them.
Superman 340 (Oct. 1979)
Legion of Super-Heroes 254 (Aug. 1979)
Legion of Super-Heroes 256 (Oct. 1979)

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That would be an interesting pack to see intact.  I've only tracked Superman #340 in two packs - one is with Superman #338 and #339, and the other is with JLA #171 and Green Lantern #121.  Superboy and the LSH #254 and #256 have been spotted in a pack together, but it was the oddball pack where the middle comic was Hulk #238.   Where's that time machine so we can get these back into the sealed bag?  lol

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I have a question for the pack collectors:

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This is my copy of Brave and the Bold #154, obviously the regular version. I bought this because as a kid I remember seeing it in a 3-pack at a grocery store that typically didn’t carry comics.  My recollection is that my mom refused to get it for me as she didn’t like paying for 3 comics when she didn’t know what the middle one was. 
 

Things is, as I flip through this comic the interior looks very familiar. Maybe she did get it for me after some initial resistance?  But I have no recollection of what the other comics were in the pack. 
 

Anyone know what else was packed with this comic so it can maybe jog my memory?

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On 11/3/2021 at 7:12 PM, Number 6 said:

I have a question for the pack collectors:

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This is my copy of Brave and the Bold #154, obviously the regular version. I bought this because as a kid I remember seeing it in a 3-pack at a grocery store that typically didn’t carry comics.  My recollection is that my mom refused to get it for me as she didn’t like paying for 3 comics when she didn’t know what the middle one was. 
 

Things is, as I flip through this comic the interior looks very familiar. Maybe she did get it for me after some initial resistance?  But I have no recollection of what the other comics were in the pack. 
 

Anyone know what else was packed with this comic so it can maybe jog my memory?

The whitman 3-pack contained B&B #153, 154, and 155.  I've not seen a DC multipack that contains this B&B issue, although it wouldn't be too surprising for it to have been in a 3-pack.

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On 11/10/2021 at 1:46 PM, Warlord said:

The whitman 3-pack contained B&B #153, 154, and 155.  I've not seen a DC multipack that contains this B&B issue, although it wouldn't be too surprising for it to have been in a 3-pack.

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Thank you for posting!

Ok, I know I had the #155 as a kid…though I can’t truthfully say whether it was a Whitman or not. 
 

But the #153, I don’t know, maybe, it does look kinda sorta familiar…but I don’t know it that’s because I actually had it as a kid or I’ve just seen it when searching B&B issues. 
 

It’s possible. There are some comics I know I had as a kid but can’t remember exact issues. Like I know I had an issue of the Flash toward the end of the run with Infantino art but I’ve looked at all of those covers and none of them conclusively speak to me. 
 

I guess I’ll have to buy a copy of #153 and see if the interior jogs my memory. 
 

Thanks again for the picture!

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On 6/14/2021 at 6:07 PM, ganni said:

Here is a interesting copy.  It has no ccc (curtis circulation) below the price corner box and the internet tag it as a news stand.  And  whitmans had its direct copy release with a small diamond with a white box the corner below.

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@kav Your fav.

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