In last week's email newsletter from mycomicshop, owner Buddy Saunders wrote the following:
Not every call we get from someone wanting to sell comics takes us to a great collection. There's a lot of sifting through straw to find gold nuggets. But no collection or offer I've ever considered was worse than the one I fielded last week. The call came in from a paper recycler. That should tell you something. Someone had dropped off 400,000 comics at his recycling plant--400,000 of the same comic, an issue that sells half a dozen copies in a year! It took me a while to get the recycler to understand that nobody on earth wanted those 400,000 comics at any price. So, by now, I assume they are well on their way to being all the things--including more paper--that recycled paper finds its way into.Apparently Saunders has received a number of guesses and requests to reveal which issue was the subject of his tale. In this week's newsletter, he wrote:
As much as Aaron and Shawn and numerous others would like to know, I'll not reveal the title and issue. Why embarrass that publisher who, by the way, is still publishing? At one point Shawn was correct when he guessed the comic in question might be a promotional issue. That it was, but for reasons unknown, vastly more were produced than needed. My guess is that those 400,000 copies may just be an accidental overprint, the result of a production error. Such things happen. Whatever the case, I doubt I'll ever again be offered 400,000 copies of the same comic!
OK, so given the clues Saunders has laid out, what comic do you think he was offered by the recycler?