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VALIANT COMICS NEWSSTAND SALES EDITIONS

From approximately February 1995 to May 1996 Valiant Comics, under the ownership of Acclaim Entertainment, experimented with newsstand distribution on select comic book titles. Direct Sales editions were distributed to comic book stores on a non-returnable basis. Newsstand editions were sold at other outlets (newsstands, magazine racks, bookstores, discount stores, etc.) and unsold copies were eligible to return for credit. With a few exceptions, the only difference was the UPC barcode. Direct market editions would say "Direct Sales" while newsstand copies would say "Newsstand Sales" on the UPC Barcode. In some cases, a few titles had price differences and or cover stock differences compared to their direct market counterparts. Over the years members of the ValiantFans.com message board compiled a list of known newsstand editions and reported their findings in this thread here.
There have been 103 different newsstand editions discovered from the Valiant Universe line of comics which are presented here in this checklist and gallery. During this timeframe, Acclaim also published newsstand versions from their Magic the Gathering titles, and discoveries continue to be made.

VALIANT COMICS NEWSSTAND EDITIONS CHECKLIST

Bloodshot 30*, 31*, 32*, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
* (30, 31, 32 are price variants)

Destroyer 0
(price variant, different paper stock)

Magnus Robot Fighter 55, 56, 57*, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64
*(only corrected version found for issue 57)

Ninjak 0, 00, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Solar Man of the Atom 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60

Turok Dinosaur Hunter 22, 23 ,24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

The Visitor 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

The Visitor vs. the Valiant Universe 1, 2
(both are price variants and have different paper stock)

X-O Manowar 43*, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50X, 50O, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
*(43 is a price variant)


UPC Examples

Newsstand Sales Turok Dinosaur Hunter #25


Newsstand Sales (alt. font) Bloodshot #37


Newsstand UPC The Visitor vs The Valiant Universe #2


News Stand Sales The Visitor #1


News Stand Sales Destroyer #0


Direct Sales Destroyer #0

Bloodshot Newsstand Valiant:

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Bloodshot #30


Bloodshot #31


Bloodshot #32


Bloodshot #33


Bloodshot #34


Bloodshot #35


Bloodshot #36


Bloodshot #37


Bloodshot #38


Bloodshot #39


Bloodshot #40


Bloodshot #41


Bloodshot #42


Bloodshot #43


Bloodshot #44


Bloodshot #45


Bloodshot #46


Bloodshot #47


Bloodshot #48

Magnus Robot Fighter Newsstand Valiant:

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Magnus Robot Fighter #55


Magnus Robot Fighter #56


Magnus Robot Fighter #57


Magnus Robot Fighter #58


Magnus Robot Fighter #59


Magnus Robot Fighter #60


Magnus Robot Fighter #61


Magnus Robot Fighter #62


Magnus Robot Fighter #63


Magnus Robot Fighter #64

Ninjak Newsstand Valiant:

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Ninjak #0


Ninjak #00


Ninjak #15


Ninjak #16


Ninjak #17


Ninjak #18


Ninjak #16


Ninjak #20


Ninjak #21


Ninjak #21 back


Ninjak #22


Ninjak #23


Ninjak #24


Ninjak #25


Ninjak #26

Solar Man of the Atom Newsstand Valiant:

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Solar Man of the Atom #46


Solar Man of the Atom #47


Solar Man of the Atom #48


Solar Man of the Atom #49


Solar Man of the Atom #51


Solar Man of the Atom #52


Solar Man of the Atom #53


Solar Man of the Atom #54


Solar Man of the Atom #55


Solar Man of the Atom #56


Solar Man of the Atom #57


Solar Man of the Atom #58


Solar Man of the Atom #59


Solar Man of the Atom #60


Destroyer #0

Turok Dinosaur Hunter Newsstand Valiant:

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Turok Dinosaur Hunter #22


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #23


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #24


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #25


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #26


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #27


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #28


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #29


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #30


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #31


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #32

The Visitor Newsstand Valiant:

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The Visitor #1


The Visitor #2


The Visitor #3


The Visitor #4


The Visitor #5


The Visitor #6


The Visitor #7


The Visitor #8


The Visitor #9


The Visitor #10


The Visitor #11


The Visitor vs The Valiant Universe #1


The Visitor vs The Valiant Universe #2

X-O Manowar Newsstand Valiant:

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X-O Manowar #43


X-O Manowar #44


X-O Manowar #45


X-O Manowar #46


X-O Manowar #47


X-O Manowar #48


X-O Manowar #49


X-O Manowar #50-X


X-O Manowar #50-O


X-O Manowar #51


X-O Manowar #52


X-O Manowar #53


X-O Manowar #54


X-O Manowar #55


X-O Manowar #56


X-O Manowar #57


X-O Manowar #58


X-O Manowar #59


X-O Manowar #60


X-O Manowar #61


X-O Manowar #62

Price Variant Comparisons:

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Bloodshot #30 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

Bloodshot #30 direct

$2.25 cover price

Bloodshot #31 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

Bloodshot #31 direct

$2.25 cover price

Bloodshot #32 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

Bloodshot #32 direct

$2.25 cover price

Destroyer #0 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

Destroyer #0 direct

$2.95 cover price

The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #1 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #1 direct

$2.95 cover price

The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #2 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #2 direct

$2.95 cover price

X-O Manowar #43 newsstand

$2.50 cover price

X-O Manowar #43 direct

$2.25 cover price
NEWSSTAND VALIANT COMICS

Bloodshot #30


Bloodshot #31


Bloodshot #32


Bloodshot #33


Bloodshot #34


Bloodshot #35


Bloodshot #36


Bloodshot #37


Bloodshot #38


Bloodshot #39


Bloodshot #40


Bloodshot #41


Bloodshot #42


Bloodshot #43


Bloodshot #44


Bloodshot #45


Bloodshot #46


Bloodshot #47


Bloodshot #48


Destroyer #0 newsstand


Destroyer #0 direct sales comparison


Magnus Robot Fighter #55


Magnus Robot Fighter #56


Magnus Robot Fighter #57


Magnus Robot Fighter #58


Magnus Robot Fighter #59


Magnus Robot Fighter #60


Magnus Robot Fighter #61


Magnus Robot Fighter #62


Magnus Robot Fighter #63


Magnus Robot Fighter #64


Ninjak #0


Ninjak #00


Ninjak #15


Ninjak #16


Ninjak #17


Ninjak #18


Ninjak #19


Ninjak #20


Ninjak #21 front


Ninjak #21 back


Ninjak #22


Ninjak #23


Ninjak #24


Ninjak #25


Ninjak #26


Solar Man of the Atom #46


Solar Man of the Atom #47


Solar Man of the Atom #48


Solar Man of the Atom #49


Solar Man of the Atom #51


Solar Man of the Atom #52


Solar Man of the Atom #53


Solar Man of the Atom #54


Solar Man of the Atom #55


Solar Man of the Atom #56


Solar Man of the Atom #57


Solar Man of the Atom #58


Solar Man of the Atom #59


Solar Man of the Atom #60


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #22


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #23


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #24


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #25


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #26


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #27


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #28


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #29


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #30


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #31


Turok Dinosaur Hunter #32


The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #1 newsstand


The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #1 direct sales comparison


The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #2 newsstand


The Visitor vs. The Valiant Universe #2 direct sales comparison


The Visitor #1


The Visitor #2


The Visitor #3


The Visitor #4


The Visitor #5


The Visitor #6


The Visitor #7


The Visitor #8


The Visitor #9


The Visitor #10


The Visitor #11


X-O Manowar #43


X-O Manowar #44


X-O Manowar #45


X-O Manowar #46


X-O Manowar #47


X-O Manowar #48


X-O Manowar #49


X-O Manowar #50-X


X-O Manowar #50-O


X-O Manowar #51


X-O Manowar #52


X-O Manowar #53


X-O Manowar #54


X-O Manowar #55


X-O Manowar #56


X-O Manowar #57


X-O Manowar #58


X-O Manowar #59


X-O Manowar #60


X-O Manowar #61


X-O Manowar #62



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