How can I tell what printing of thundercats 1 I have?
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The easiest way to tell reprints from this era is by looking at the issue/price box and the barcode box.  On 1st print Direct editions you will have a Marvel logo of some sort in the barcode box (Spidey head or something other than a barcode) and the issue/price box will be an "M" shape (as opposed to rectangular on Newsstand editions).  Reprints have a rectangular issue price box (like Newsstand) but the barcode does not have a bar code.  This applies to most (if not all) mid-80s reprints... Secret Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, etc.
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On 9/27/2021 at 6:35 AM, Stronguy said:

The easiest way to tell reprints from this era is by looking at the issue/price box and the barcode box.  On 1st print Direct editions you will have a Marvel logo of some sort in the barcode box (Spidey head or something other than a barcode) and the issue/price box will be an "M" shape (as opposed to rectangular on Newsstand editions).  Reprints have a rectangular issue price box (like Newsstand) but the barcode does not have a bar code.  This applies to most (if not all) mid-80s reprints... Secret Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, etc.

Were these reprints part of multi packs? I know that they had 3 or 4 packs of some comics that they would sell in grocery stores or book stores. I am pretty sure that's how I got my original Micronauts, Shogun Warriors, Star Wars 1-6, Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark

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On 9/27/2021 at 10:20 AM, oakenfelder said:

Were these reprints part of multi packs? I know that they had 3 or 4 packs of some comics that they would sell in grocery stores or book stores. I am pretty sure that's how I got my original Micronauts, Shogun Warriors, Star Wars 1-6, Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark

I think they were.  Every book I can recall from that time that got a 2nd print I know was sold in a multi-pack.  I don't know if they were every sold individually; I don't recall ever seem that.

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