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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 21, 2011
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2011, 09:24:59 AM »
We've got Muggy-Doo "The Persistent Pest" definitely identified as #4 from a download.

Thanks, Lou.  I must have missed that issue go through the approval queue at GCD.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 21, 2011
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2011, 09:24:59 AM »

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 23, 2011
« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2011, 10:12:46 AM »
One last double-check of the DCM against GCD, I find that Speedy Rabbit 1 & 14 are both Key's Peter Cottontail #1 (according to the GCD).

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 23, 2011
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2011, 11:22:29 AM »
Updated again.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2011, 09:44:12 PM »
I got my Mile High box today
IW Two-Bit the Wacky Woodpecker 2 and 7 are Toby #1

Eva the Imp Red Top Decker 1 is St John #23 which is probably #6 with the same cover needs confirmation

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2011, 10:57:31 PM »
Just to be clear you are saying 'Little Eva #1' is St John #23 right Narf?

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #65 on: January 01, 2012, 08:59:39 AM »
Tom-Tom #2 is not Koko and Kola #6.  It is Tick Tock Tales #25.  The confusion stems from the fact that one story from Tick Tock #25 was reprinted in K&K 6.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #66 on: January 01, 2012, 10:57:50 AM »
Yes Eva the IMp reprints 23 but 23 is itself a reprint of an earlier yet unidentified issue reprint not number 6 though.
So we do not have a first appearance of the stories.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #67 on: January 01, 2012, 12:18:04 PM »
On a related note, I read somewhere recently (but can't remember exactly where) an explanation of the numbering used on the IW books.  They number the batches of printings that were done.  So all #1's came out at roughly the same time, then all #2's, and so on.

Can anybody verify/ deny/ comment on that one?  It makes as much sense as anything else about these things!

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #68 on: January 01, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »
I read the exact same thing Eric I believe it was a quote from an old 80s Marketplace or something.
Terrible memory here.  *sigh*

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #69 on: January 01, 2012, 02:00:14 PM »
I have heard that canard before and do not believe it.  There are 64 #1s, 24 #2s, 4 #3s, 2 #4s, 3 #5s, 1 #6s, 11 #7s, and so on.  I cannot believe they published 64 at one time and the 2 at another.  It seems a really unlikely procedure.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #70 on: January 01, 2012, 03:32:59 PM »
Unless they had big expectations and sales showed different.

It'd be nice to see the actual article about this.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2012, 06:05:33 AM »
I'm coming to the IW party sort of late, but don't we know the publication dates of the individual issues?  Lining them up month by month might quickly show how things happened.

They only sold through retail outlets, right?  That would preclude the Charlton-like renumberings/renamings for the cheaper mailing rate.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #72 on: January 02, 2012, 06:09:42 AM »
I see no evidence of a renumbering like Charltons. They had far too many first issues for that to have been practical. So the next batch idea might be true

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #73 on: January 02, 2012, 06:45:15 AM »
If they were renumbering series, there should be a steadily diminishing trend.  In other words, there should be lots of #1s, some #8s, and few #17s.  But that's not true.  There are lots of #1s and lots of #11s, but few #5s and #6s.

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Re: IW Comics Listings - updated Dec. 27, 2011
« Reply #74 on: January 02, 2012, 01:16:47 PM »
Not necessarily.  As I said, I don't think it's the case, because I don't think they were mailing the comics (and therefore wouldn't care about the numbering continuity), but given Waldman's well-known "what do I need copyrights for?" stance, IF they were mailing books, I wouldn't be surprised if they made up the numbers and only changed to #1s when caught.  That might even explain the #11s, hoping to sneak under the radar, if the Post Office were a factor.  You might get a burst of #1s with a few rogue teens hidden, hypothetically.

But back to my actual question, is there a spreadsheet of issue numbers with their cover dates?  Browsing the GCD was never designed for this sort of investigation (there's no reason to imagine it being a major use, after all), but I can't help noticing, for example, that a lot of #10s appear to have been published in 1963.  Were all of them?  Were they the same month?