Well, it's been over a year and this thread never got "cleaned out". (Hint-hint) I just had to read through 3 pages to find out the initial post had been edited to reflect the discussion.
Anyway, I have another thought on this topic related to Dynamic Forces. Sometimes there is a "true" DF edition, often with the DF logo on the cover but not always. That is very different from a non-DF item that DF has purchased and had remarked or signed. Here is what I have been doing in my recent CRs:
1) If it is a DF-printed variant cover, then I say something like:
DF Alex Ross Variant (Signed by Alex Ross) 1/100
2) If it is a regular cover with value-added by DF, then I write:
Alex Ross Cover (Signed by Alex Ross) DF:1/100
This tells us where Dynamic Forces added their value to the issue. In case 1, they added a new variant cover and had it signed by the artist. Hence it is truly a "DF Edition." In case 2, they took a normal cover and had it signed by the artist. Hence the only DF contribution is in the Numbered COA.
Maybe this is too nit-picky for some, but it bothers me to see a comic listed in the database as a "DF Edition," when it really isn't. The guidelines tell everyone to say "DF Edition" on all DF products.
Any opinions out there?