Got a letter from Johnny DC the other day. Tho retired, and living in Florida, he does check in here on occasion and he is upset that the Marvel books are getting all the attention regarding direct market/newstand cover variations.
So I am posting this image of two issues of Night Force 7 from 1983.
The "Where the Action Is" box cover has the UK and Canadian price box and three stars.
The box with a bar code just has the US price and "All New".
I'm just wondering if anyone has any info about these differences? Are these differences just to distinguish between DM and Newstand books? Seems odd that the Canadian and UK price box would not have a bar code too. Is it possible that "Where the Action Is" boxes were sold on Canadian newstands.
Do they even have newstands in Canada? Do they have bar code scanners in Canada?
Do the three stars mean anything?