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Old 11-16-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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Ninja Turtles Adventures #8 4th Print

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Iím looking for the Archie Ninja Turtles Adventures #8 4th Print. It will specify 4th Printing at the end of the indicia.


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Old 11-16-2017, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hey everyone,

Iím looking for the Archie Ninja Turtles Adventures #8 4th Print. It will specify 4th Printing at the end of the indicia.


Thanks!
I never knew there was much interest in printing run of the Archie issues. What's the specific interest?
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:41 AM   #3
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I never knew there was much interest in printing run of the Archie issues. What's the specific interest?
Iím a completionist and collect every printing. This is the only one Iím missing from the Archie run.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:28 PM   #4
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This is probably pretty rare to find. I remember seeing TMNTA reprints, picturing the Archie Editor in the UPC box, at Kaybee Toys back in the day. Good luck with the search!
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #5
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This is probably pretty rare to find. I remember seeing TMNTA reprints, picturing the Archie Editor in the UPC box, at Kaybee Toys back in the day. Good luck with the search!
Yeah, for whatever reason, the fourth prints are more difilicult to find than the fifth prints which #1-10 all had. #11 only went to a fourth. While they are a little rarer, #8 is the only one eluding me. Most of my problem is I always see the same vendors at the Cons I go to. The other problem is sites like Mile High and My Comic Shop that donít know how to tell the printings apart. MCS doesnít give any effort and MH thinks they do and donít. Lol. There are plenty of this book out there. People just donít realize they have it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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Maybe everyone should check their copies. Someone might have one and think it's a first print. I really didn't know there were that many printings of #1-10. Is the indicia the only way to tell, outside of the upc box image?

If you can't tell by looking at the cover, I can imagine the frustration in trying to find one online.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:51 PM   #7
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Sorry if this is ignorant but what is the "indica" ?
How are the ways I tell what printing I have or have come across so I can keep an eye out
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:54 PM   #8
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Checked mine, it's #5. I wasn't even aware they had that many printings, hot damn. How many issues were made per print? Must've been selling like friggin' crazy!
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:23 AM   #9
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Sorry if this is ignorant but what is the "indica" ?
How are the ways I tell what printing I have or have come across so I can keep an eye out
Donít feel bad. A lot of people arenít aware of this. The indicia is the text that covers all of the copyright info, print date, and generally print number. For the Archie run you can tell printing by the following:

1st Print- Color ad on the inside front cover and does NOT specify printing at the end of the indicia.

2nd Print- Black & White ad on the inside front cover and also does NOT specify printing at the end of the indicia.

3rd-5th Print- Also have black & White ad on the inside front cover but specify printing number at the end of the indicia.

Some reprintings have the ďsalute to the editorĒ image on the front. A few of the 2nd Prints have this and are commonly mistaken for being their own special salute to the editor editions. They are indeed just 2nd Prints.

Issue 1-10 had 5 printings.
Issue 11 had 4 printings.
Issue 12 had 2 printings.
All newsstand editions only had one printing.
Issues 1-11 also have Canadian editions which have $1.25 pricing. The American releases as stated above were $1.00.

I believe issues 11 and 12 actually have Color ads on the inside front cover regardless of printing but actually specify in the indicia what printing even with the 1st and 2nd.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:29 AM   #10
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Maybe everyone should check their copies. Someone might have one and think it's a first print. I really didn't know there were that many printings of #1-10. Is the indicia the only way to tell, outside of the upc box image?

If you can't tell by looking at the cover, I can imagine the frustration in trying to find one online.
I just listed all the ways to tell above which makes it almost impossible to tell on eBay unless someone happens to snap a pic of the page with the indicia. Itís a whole lot of asking every seller the same two questions. Lol.


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Checked mine, it's #5. I wasn't even aware they had that many printings, hot damn. How many issues were made per print? Must've been selling like friggin' crazy!
How many copies were in each print run is the one thing I donít know. Lol. But yeah, Iím assuming they just kept exceeding sales projections.
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