Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Found this scanning books from Don's collection this past weekend.
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I've seen double covers before but I've never seen anything like this. Last issue of this Spider-Man run from the 90's, issue 98 had a regular cover and a variant cover. I found a double cover with the regular cover on the outside with the variant cover on the inside. Worth getting slabbed and put in an auction. (shrug) what do you guys think

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On 11/30/2021 at 10:47 PM, Qalyar said:

This book is weird, but that weirdness is owed to the issue in general, not to your copy in particular. All of the direct market copies of [Peter Parker] Spider-Man #98 are like this. The "A" cover copies -- such as this one -- have the orange cover as the outer cover. "B" cover copies have the blue cover as the outer cover.

I have no idea why they did this, but your book is as it was intended to be.

thought I had found something awesome doh!

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On 11/30/2021 at 11:53 PM, Azkaban said:

thought I had found something awesome doh!

Sorry about that. I mostly try to tell people neat facts about the indies they find, rather than crush hopes and dreams.

For the record on this book, there is also a newsstand printing. I know the NS prints were only distributed as "A" covers, but I've never held one in hand, so while I believe they lack the 2nd cover entirely, I can't actually confirm that. If that's the case, this would be one of those issues where even CGC ought to distinguish the NS printing (not that I expect there are very many people who would pay to slab this issue).

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On 12/1/2021 at 8:07 AM, Qalyar said:

For the record on this book, there is also a newsstand printing. I know the NS prints were only distributed as "A" covers, but I've never held one in hand, so while I believe they lack the 2nd cover entirely, I can't actually confirm that

Newsstands do have only the single cover.

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