Get Marwood and I

Dec 1, 2019

I can’t get too enthused about the modern fashion for comic collectors sending their “valuable” comics to a company called CGC. They grade your comics (for a price) and then seal them inside flimsy plastic boxes so you can never read them again. Until quite recently this company didn’t appreciate the difference between a UK Marvel etc reprint comic and a comic printed in the States at the same time as the original but with a different price to be shipped to the UK, Canada or Australia. Thanks to the sterling (sic) work of an individual with the unlikely alias “Get Marwood & I”, the CGC has finally acknowledged that these comics are “variants” rather than “reprints”.

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I mentioned these UK price variant comics years ago here and here. One day the world will wake up to how undervalued these books are as I suspect they represent perhaps a mere 5% – 10% of the published output of each issue.

So “Marwood/Steve” has spent the last few years compiling lists of all the comics ever printed in the States that bear UK prices. Marvel, DC, Dell, Gold Key, Archie, Charlton and King. No ACG it seems. Rather him than me although I confess that it is an interesting niche to worldwide comic collecting. The big pity is that all his hard work is hidden away on the CGC forums where it will only be seen by a handful of comic obsessives endlessly sharing images of their old comics and the odd person like me (admittedly an ex-comic obsessive) who’s just passing through.

Get Marwood & I

3 Responses to “Get Marwood and I”

  1. Get Marwood & I Says:

    🙂


  2. Thanks.

    marvelpencevariant.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this site.

    That’s a shame.

  3. Get Marwood & I Says:

    Yes… The site technology didn’t allow me to do what I wanted to do, in the way I wanted to do it. Still, as Mick Jagger once said “A jumpin jack flash it’s a gas gas gas”.


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