COMIC Question v. Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth cover & price

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  1. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    My friend just pointed out that his room-mate's copy of Merc #3 is a standard copy marked 'Direct Edition' with a cover price of $2.99...

    However, the copy my friend and I picked up from our local Fred Meyer is marked 'Marvel Knights' where 'Direct Edition' should be, with a cover price of $3.99...

    The actual cover art is the same spin-off 'Dawn of the Dead' print. So, wtf? :ugh:

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  2. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    We just checked, all the Mercs from the LCS are marked 'Direct Edition' at $2.99 while all the Fred Meyer Mercs are 'Marvel Knights' at $3.99.

    The copy of Hulk he bought from Fred Meyer was marked as 'Marvel Adventures' at $3.99 as well... Where as LCS editions are 'Direct Edition' at $2.99.

    Is this news to anyone else or am I just behind on something here?
     
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    image originally posted at bloody-disgusting.com
     
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    void oh yeah?

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    They are probably cheaper due to comic shop ordering the book directly from diamond. I'm not sure what a Fred Meyer is, sounds like a food/drug store. Those places don't have people that order comics, and I would think they just get the popular shit from diamond and sell it at a higher price.
     
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    direct order = directly from Wizard
     
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