Amazing Spider-Man #361 2nd Print Variants

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  • 1st full appearance of Carnage
  • Second printing, silver ink background
  • Total quantity of graded copies of the second account for less than 10% compared to the standard cover
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  • Newsstand edition
  • 1st full appearance of Carnage
  • Carnage will make his feature film debut in the upcoming Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage
  • Newsstand copies of this issue are abundant yet they continue to sell for a significant premium
  • Demand is incredibly strong for Carnage‚Äôs 1st appearance and manages to outstrip the massive supply of this 90s icon
  • To date, non-keys have not seen a difference in price between Direct Market and Newsstand editions
  • Newsstands are a fast growing trend and are extremely rare especially from 2012-2014 when distribution was winding down and limited to just Barnes & Noble and Books A Million
  • CGC does not currently break out Newsstand editions making it difficult to accurately pin down numbers
  • Unlike direct market (comic shop) orders, Newsstand sales were returnable and unsold copies were destroyed
  • Current data places Newsstand print runs at approximately 30% for the Copper age (and as low as 1% in 2014)
  • Additionally, Newsstand editions are notoriously difficult to find in high grade. Distribution, display and browsing habits are very different from direct market systems meaning oftentimes, issues are carelessly handled
  • Experts have tracked a ratio of 1 in 4 for CGC 9.8 Newsstand editions vs direct market for Amazing Spider-Man #361 meaning it is seeing gains despite being one of the easiest Newsstand books to find in high grade (others like Amazing Spider-Man #298 are closer to 1 in 100)
  • Many sellers are still unaware of the difference between direct and Newsstand editions and newly discovered Newsstand copies can still be found at direct market prices