Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Flash #276 Whitman Double Cover

Recently as I was researching a topic for a post on this very blog, yes I do my research when needed in order to bring you the best in comic hunting and history, gathering needs no research, so ha. During this research I came acros an old write up abut this rare Flash issue #276 Whiteman double cover. Now I have been picking up Whitman covers for many years, they are truly huntable  as they are rare. I didn't know about double covers. Guess what I'll be keeping an eye out for from now on. If you guessed double covers you are correct.

The Flash #276 was sold at auction on-line it was graded a 9.0. It is unique as not only is it a Whitman variant cover but also a double cover. I would like one for my collection.

So what is a Whitman cover? Back in the late 70's/ Early 80's DC Comics had a licensing agreement with Whitman publishing. Whitman took some popular DC comics reworked the covers to include the Whitman Logo instead of the DC logo in order to sell at retail outlets such as Sears, Wollworths and other stores. if you were alive back then you will remember these stores sold comics in 3 packs right off their shelves.

Now what is a double cover? a double cover is when there is a rare printing error and instead of one cover as most comics have, the comic will have two covers one on top of the other. These are rare and almost impossible to find unless you actually take the back issues you are hunting for out of the plastic. Good luck with these. If you do find or have any of these send us pictures.

Below is a list of  all known DC comics Whitman variants:

ActionComics-481,482,483,485,486,487,488,489,490,491,495,496,497,498,499,501,502,503,504, 505,507,508
Batman- 306,307,308,311,312,313,314,315,316,317,318,319,320,323,324,326
Brave and the Bold- 145,146,147,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,165
DC Comics Presents- 1,2,3,4,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,19,21
Flash- 268,273,274,275,276,278,283,286
Green Lantern/Green Arrow- 116,117,118,119,121
Justice League of America- 158,160,161,162,166,167,168,169,171,172,173,176,179,181
Legion of Super-Heroes- 244,245,246,247,248,251,252,253,254,255,256,257,258,261,263,264,266
Sgt. Rock- 329,330
Super Friends- 13,14,15,16,20,21,22,23,25,32
Superman-321,322,323,325,326,327,329,330,331,332,335,336,337,338,339,340,314,342,343,344, 345,348,350
Warlord- 22
Wonder Woman- 228,250,251,252,255,256,257,258,259

Good luck on your hunt! I'll be hunting for this Flash issue.

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