SwiftMann wrote: Spider-Man wrote:
Dylan, those scans of sealed Whitman bags with those issues in them are sufficient, in my opinion, to get them added as Whitman variants.
The images are blocked at my office (which is odd since so little is blocked here). But if they are just the direct editions, I don't think it really matters that they were also in Whitman bags. Should we have the same issue in three times - one that came out of a Whitman bags, the direct and the newsstand. Just once is enough per CCL's long standing policy.
Well you already have a policy of NO newsstands but yes they should be in twice. I can point out hundreds of comics that have bagged and unbagged. Ultimate spiderman #160 came bagged and is in DB a well as #160 unbagged.
But like I said that is for you guys to discuss in some dark sweaty scary hidden corner of this forum and come to a conclusion.
Like I said before I have probably added about 50% of all the spiderman variants, but if you were to say today DF is no longer allowable I wouldnt keep trying to add them. CCL needs to make a stand.
You can decide they have enough evidence for XXX number of issues being whitmans, IE till June 1979
You can say after June 1979 it wont be added unless bagged. As it is clear Whitman continued after June 1979 but maybe Marvel stopped giving them the exclusive diamond cover.
You can say only whitmans regardless of print date bagged are acceptable.
Or you can say NO whitmans too much trouble.
However a decision does need to be made. The ONLY reason I even started adding Whitmans was because you already had 2 in the DB under Spectacular spiderman so I figured might as well finish it off and make DB complete, just like I did with the Ultimate Spiderman #1s (adding 10+ #1 variants)
I am ok with whatever decision is made as long as it is concise so i know what to add and what not too.
Also on side note I apologize if I come off mean or abrupt sometimes, I just get frustrated and might post without thinking, lol. I mean no disrespect to any of the approvers but feel sometimes it is easier to discuss in open.