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Armada Comic Mystery and Compilation of the different Issues

Post by dragsamou » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:03 am

Hi Members.
I thought that I own All the Armada Comics existing(See List Below).
While searching,I find this and bought some :-O

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I will wait to receive them to check if Only the cover is with Alternate Art, or the content is different from the Fallen Empires 2/2 that I own. If any
Members have info on that issue, thanks to let me know.
PS:Ralph, out of the 3 that I bought,one is for you, as I believe,you miss that one ;-)

Publisher of the First Issues From JULY 1995 to OCTOBER 1996 is Armada/Acclaim.

Publisher of the Second Series From MARCH 1998 to APRIL 1999 is Dark Horse.

UNDER ARMADA/ACCLAIM: 40 ISSUES.

-1 Magic The Gathering.The Shadow Mage 1/4.
Included Card Fireball 1994. JULY 1995.

-2 Magic The Gathering.The Shadow Mage 2/4.
Included Card Blue Elemental Blast 1994. AUGUST 1995.

-3 Magic The Gathering.The Shadow Mage 3/4.
Included Tokens Version 1 or Version 2. SEPTEMBER 1995.

-4 Magic The Gathering.The Shadow Mage 4/4.
Included Tokens Version 3. OCTOBER 1995.

-5 Magic The Gathering The Shadow Mage COMPILATION 1/2.
Included Tokens Version 1 or 2. DECEMBER 1995.

-6 Magic The Gathering The Shadow Mage COMPILATION 2/2.
Included Tokens Version 1 or 2. JANUARY 1996.

-7 Ice Age 1/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Chub Toad Ice Age. JULY 1995.

-8 Ice Age 2/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Bone Shaman Ice Age. AUGUST 1995.

-9 Ice Age 3/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Tokens Version 1 or 4. SEPTEMBER 1995.

-10 Ice Age 4/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Tokens Version 1. OCTOBER 1995.

-11 Ice Age 1/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering COMPILATION. JANUARY 1996.*

-12 Ice Age 2/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering COMPILATION. FEBRUARY 1996.*

-13 Fallen Empires 1/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Booster Fallen Empires. SEPTEMBER 1995.

-14 Fallen Empires 2/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Tokens Version 1. OCTOBER 1996

-14 Bis Fallen Empire 2/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Fallen Empires Booster Pack. Bar Code is on the right horizontally mentioning Newsstand Sales. NOVEMBER 1996

-15 Fallen Empires On The World Of Magic The Gathering COMPILATION 1/1.Included Booster Fallen Empires. FEBRUARY 1996.

-16 Antiquities War 1/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.NOVEMBER 1995.

-17 Antiquities War 2/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.DECEMBER 1995.

-18 Antiquities War 3/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.JANUARY 1996.

-19 Antiquities 4/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.FEBRUARY 1996.

-20 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 1/5. NOVEMBER 1995.

-21 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 2/5. DECEMBER 1995.

-22 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 3/5. JANUARY 1996.

-23 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 4/5. FEBRUARY 1996.

-24 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 5/5. MARCH 1996.

-25 Magic The Gathering.Nightmare.SPECIAL ISSUE. NOVEMBER 1995.

-26 Magic the Gathering.Arabian Nights 1/2. DECEMBER 1995.

-27 Magic The Gathering.Arabian Nights 2/2. JANUARY 1996.

-28 Convocations.A Magic the Gathering GALLERY.SPECIAL ISSUE. JANUARY 1996.

-29 Homelands.On The World Of Magic The Gathering. Included Card Homelands. 3 Different Cards are available: Apocalypse Chime/Baron Sengir/Feroz Ban. FEBRUARY 1996.

-30 Legend of Jedit Ojanen 1/2.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Johan (Chronicles).
Chronicles. MARCH 1996.

-31 Legend of Jedit Ojanen 2/2.On The World Of
Magic The Gathering. APRIL 1996.

-32 Magic The Gathering.Shandalar 1/2. MARCH 1996.

-33 Magic The Gathering.Shandalar 2/2. APRIL 1996.

-34 Elder Dragons 1/2.A Magic The Gathering LEGEND. APRIL 1996.

-35 Elder Dragons 2/2.A Magic the Gathering LEGEND. MAY 1996.

-36 Fallen Angel.A Magic The Gathering LEGEND. MAY 1996.

-37 Dakkon Blackblade.A Magic The Gathering LEGEND.JUNE 1996.
Included Card Dakkon Blackblade (Chronicles)

-38 Serra Angel.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included 6X9 Serra Angel Art By Rebecca Guay.

-39 Urza-Mishra War 1/1 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included 1 Card Phyrexian War Beast. SEPTEMBER 1996.

-40 Urza -Mishra War 2/2.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included 2 Cards.Soldevi Steam Beast and Phyrexian War Beast. OCTOBER 1996.

UNDER DARK HORSE COMIC: 5 ISSUES.

-41 Magic The Gathering.Initiation 1/4. MARCH 1998.

-42 Magic the Gathering.Legacy 2/4. APRIL 1998.

-43 Magic the Gathering.Crucible 3/4. MAY 1998.

-44 Magic The Gathering.Destiny 4/4. SEPTEMBER 1998.

-45 Magic The Gathering.Gerrard's Quest.
COMPILATION Of the 4 Dark Horses Comics. FIRST EDITION APRIL 1999
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Post by MOT » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:46 pm

Nice find there. I have never seen that edition either. At first I thought is might be the compliation issue, but there was only one issue for Fallen Empires Compliation. I snagged a couple of copies for myself. I'll be opening one to see if contents are identical to original issue #2 which has October date instead of November.

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Post by Ralph Herold » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:07 pm

:-O :-\ Nice find! Thank you very much for saving one for me. So the hunt for possibly existing further comics is open again...

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Post by dragsamou » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:33 am

Ralph Herold wrote::-O :-\ Nice find! Thank you very much for saving one for me. So the hunt for possibly existing further comics is open again...
Hi Ralph.
You're Welcome ;-) Looks like,I was not hunting enough Rarities ;-D
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Post by hammr7 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:35 pm

I'll have to go back and check my collection. But I do remember that there were at least a few comics that had alternate front page designs. My understanding was this resulted from different distribution channels. There was one front page setup for subscribers who had comics delivered directly from either Wizards or Armada/Acclaim. There was a different front page for those who got them from hobby shops and other retail comic sellers.

Customers who were subscribers got their comics a bit earlier. In some cases the entire front artwork was different. In others the difference was nothing more than the orientation of the white rectangle where a mailing address went (direct mail subscribers had a vertically oriented rectangle while retail purchasers had a horizontally oriented rectangle).

If my memory is correct, the practice only affected some of the Fallen Empire and Ice Age comics. And the difference was confined to the cover page.

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Post by dragsamou » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:50 pm

hammr7 wrote:I'll have to go back and check my collection. But I do remember that there were at least a few comics that had alternate front page designs. My understanding was this resulted from different distribution channels. There was one front page setup for subscribers who had comics delivered directly from either Wizards or Armada/Acclaim. There was a different front page for those who got them from hobby shops and other retail comic sellers.

Customers who were subscribers got their comics a bit earlier. In some cases the entire front artwork was different. In others the difference was nothing more than the orientation of the white rectangle where a mailing address went (direct mail subscribers had a vertically oriented rectangle while retail purchasers had a horizontally oriented rectangle).

If my memory is correct, the practice only affected some of the Fallen Empire and Ice Age comics. And the difference was confined to the cover page.
Hi Hank.
I received mine today,so these are the difference from a Sealed aspect:
First the New version that I received.
Fallen Empires 2 of 2 Nov.
Contains Fallen Empires Booster Pack.
Bar Code is on the right horizontally mentioning Newsstand Sales
Ads on the back are different.

Fallen Empires Oct No 2.
Contains Creature Tokens.
Bar Code is on the left Vertically mentioning Direct Sales

There's definately a Fallen Empires Alternate Version N01,and I don't know yet about the Compilation.As,there's 4 Different Ice Age,and 2 Ice Age Compilations,l will be happy if you can check your collection,and any Members owning Armada MTG Comics can have a look now with these infos,to confirm the existence of others.
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Post by dragsamou » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:50 pm

Hi Members.
This topic has been brought back from the Archives as I'm expected some answers from hammr7.
Also,as I received these 2 Sealed.
-39.Urza-Mishra War 1/1 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.Included 1 Card Phyrexian War Beast.SEPTEMBER 1996.*
-40.Urza -Mishra War 2/2.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.Included 2 Cards.Soldevi Steam Beast and Phyrexian War Beast.OCTOBER 1996.
Does any Member did get different cards from these Issues?
Regarding:
-45.Magic The Gathering.Gerrard's Quest.
COMPILATION Of the 4 Dark Horses Comics
FIRST EDITION APRIL 1999
Does a Second Edition Exist?
Also,can any Member provide the Date for the Serra Angel Rebecca Guay Issue as mine are sealed.Thanks.
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Post by dragsamou » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:03 pm

Hi Members.
As I'm going through my Armada Comics to find which ones I miss in Sealed, I was wondering if All of them came Sealed, as that's years, I try to locate some of them:

The Shadow Mage 2/2
Antiquities of War 1/4
Antiquities of War 2/4
Antiquities of War 3/4
Antiquities of War 4/4
Wayfarer 1/5
Wayfarer 2/5
Wayfarer 3/5
Wayfarer 4/5
Wayfarer 5/5
Arabian Nights 1/2
Arabian Nights 2/2
Jedit Ojanen 2/2
Shandalar 1/2
Shandalar 2/2
Elder Dragons 1/2
Elder Dragons 2/2
Convocation
Nightmare
Dakkon Blackblade
Dark Horse 1/4
Dark Horse 2/4
Dark Horse 3/4
Dark Horse 4/4
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Post by dragsamou » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:36 am

Hi Members

List of Armada Comics that needs a confirmation that they exist in sealed

Antiquities of War 1/4
Antiquities of War 2/4
Antiquities of War 3/4
Antiquities of War 4/4
Wayfarer 1/5
Wayfarer 2/5
Wayfarer 3/5
Wayfarer 4/5
Wayfarer 5/5
Arabian Nights 1/2
Arabian Nights 2/2
Jedit Ojanen 2/2
Shandalar 1/2
Shandalar 2/2
Elder Dragons 1/2
Elder Dragons 2/2
Convocation
Nightmare
Dakkon Blackblade
Dark Horse 1/4
Dark Horse 2/4
Dark Horse 3/4
Dark Horse 4/4

List of Armada Comics that needs a confirmation that they exist in Newssrand version.
Newtand versions exist with different variations from one comic to another:
*It says "Newsstand Sales" instead of "Direct Sales"
* Some of them, can have a variant cover (Fallen Empires 1/2 & 2/2)
*"Direct Sales" not mentioned in the UPC bar code area.
*The secondary barcode is thinner than the "Direct Sales" version.
*The UPC bar code numbers are different.
*Newsstand UPC sticker over the direct sales UPC area.


List of the 42 Armada/Acclaims Comics

-1 Magic The Gathering. The Shadow Mage 1/4. A Newsstand variant exist.
Title: "The Aster Fall"
Included Card Fireball 1994. JULY 1995.

-2 Magic The Gathering. The Shadow Mage 2/4. A Newsstand variant exist.
Title: "Desolate Angel"
Included Card Blue Elemental Blast 1994. AUGUST 1995.

-3 Magic The Gathering. The Shadow Mage 3/4. A Newsstand variant exist.
Title: "War Child"
Included Counter sheet Version 1 or Version 2. SEPTEMBER 1995.

-4 Magic The Gathering. The Shadow Mage 4/4. A Newsstand variant exist.
Title: "First Duel"
Included Counter sheet Version 3. OCTOBER 1995.

-5 Magic The Gathering The Shadow Mage COMPILATION 1/2.
Title: "The Aster Fall & Desolate Angel"
Included Counter sheet Version 1 or 2. DECEMBER 1995.

-6 Magic The Gathering The Shadow Mage COMPILATION 2/2.
Title: "War Child & First Duel"
Included Counter sheet Version 1 or 2. JANUARY 1996.

-7 Ice Age 1/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "The Twilight Kingdom"
Included Card Chub Toad Ice Age. JULY 1995.

-8 Ice Age 2/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "The Frozen Dead"
Included Card Bone Shaman Ice Age. AUGUST 1995.

-9 Ice Age 3/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "The Shard"
Included Counter sheet Version 1 or 4. SEPTEMBER 1995.

-10 Ice Age 4/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering. A Newsstand variant exist.
Title: "Forever Silent the World"
Included Counter sheet Version 1. OCTOBER 1995.

-11 Ice Age 1/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering COMPILATION.
Title: "The Twilight Kingdom & The Frozen Dead"
Included Counter sheet Version 1 or 2. JANUARY 1996.*

-12 Ice Age 2/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering COMPILATION.
Title: "The Shard & Forever Silent The World"
Included Counter sheet Version 1 or 2. FEBRUARY 1996.*

-13 Fallen Empires 1/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "Rumors of War"
Included Booster Fallen Empires. SEPTEMBER 1995.

-13 Bis Fallen Empires 1/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "Rumors of War"
Included Booster Fallen Empires. SEPTEMBER 1995.
Alternate Art Cover. Included Fallen Empires Booster Pack. Barcode is on the right horizontally mentioning Newsstand Sales. NOVEMBER 1996

-14 Fallen Empires 2/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "Nations Asunder"
Included Counter sheet Version 1. OCTOBER 1995

-14 Bis Fallen Empire 2/2 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "Nations Asunder"
Alternate Art Cover. Included Fallen Empires Booster Pack. Barcode is on the right horizontally mentioning Newsstand Sales. NOVEMBER 1996

-15 Fallen Empires On The World Of Magic The Gathering COMPILATION 1/1.
Title: "Rumors of War & Nations Asunder"
Included Booster Fallen Empires. FEBRUARY 1996.

-16 Antiquities War 1/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.NOVEMBER 1995. A Newsstand variant exist.

-17 Antiquities War 2/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.DECEMBER 1995. A Newsstand variant exist.

-18 Antiquities War 3/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.JANUARY 1996. A Newsstand variant exist.

-19 Antiquities 4/4.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.FEBRUARY 1996. A Newsstand variant exist.

-20 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 1/5. NOVEMBER 1995.
Title: "A Need for Monsters"

-21 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 2/5. DECEMBER 1995.
Title: "Forces of Nature"

-22 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 3/5. JANUARY 1996.
Title: "Patterns in Chaos"

-23 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 4/5. FEBRUARY 1996.
Title: "Lovers & Comrades"

-24 Magic The Gathering.Wayfarer 5/5. MARCH 1996.
Title: "Dark Eminemce"

-25 Magic The Gathering.Nightmare.SPECIAL ISSUE. NOVEMBER 1995.
Title: "Vanishing Lands"

-26 Magic the Gathering.Arabian Nights 1/2. DECEMBER 1995.
Title: "A Time to Gather"

-27 Magic The Gathering.Arabian Nights 2/2. JANUARY 1996.
Title: "And Then There Was One"

-28 Convocations.A Magic the Gathering GALLERY.SPECIAL ISSUE. JANUARY 1996.

-29 Homelands.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Homelands. 3 Different Cards are available: Apocalypse Chime/Baron Sengir/Feroz Ban. FEBRUARY 1996.

-30 Legend of Jedit Ojanen 1/2.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Johan (Chronicles). MARCH 1996.

-31 Legend of Jedit Ojanen 2/2.On The World Of Magic The Gathering. APRIL 1996.

-32 Magic The Gathering.Shandalar 1/2. MARCH 1996.
Title: "Exiles In The Promised Land"

-33 Magic The Gathering.Shandalar 2/2. APRIL 1996.
Title: "The Threshold"

-34 Elder Dragons 1/2.A Magic The Gathering LEGEND. APRIL 1996.
Title: "The Tickery Man"

-35 Elder Dragons 2/2.A Magic the Gathering LEGEND. MAY 1996.
Title: "The Tickery Man Part II"

-36 Fallen Angel.A Magic The Gathering LEGEND. MAY 1996.

-37 Dakkon Blackblade.A Magic The Gathering LEGEND. JUNE 1996.
Included Card Dakkon Blackblade (Chronicles).

-38 Serra Angel.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included 6X9 Serra Angel Art By Rebecca Guay. AUGUST 1996

-39 Urza-Mishra War 1/1 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: Brothers in Arms
Included 1 Card Phyrexian War Beast. SEPTEMBER 1996.

-40 Urza -Mishra War 2/2.On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Title: "Blood and Sand"
Included 2 Cards. Soldevi Steam Beast and Phyrexian War Beast. OCTOBER 1996.
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Re: Armada Comic Mystery and Compilation of the different Issues

Post by dragsamou » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am

The last update of that topic is from 2015. Since then a lot more info has been added and fixed. You can find the latest info, pics, etc. in those two specific sections and then subsections (all the info in the index are regularly updated or upgraded):

Media Inserts

Armada Comics Book Inserts
http://www.magiclibrarities.net/20-rari ... index.html

Official Counters and Tokens

Armada Comics Counters
http://www.magiclibrarities.net/446-rar ... index.html
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Re: Armada Comic Mystery and Compilation of the different Issues

Post by cataclysm80 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:04 am

Thanks for the update. :-D

A link on a different forum post had sent me here.

dragsamou wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:03 am
-7 Ice Age 1/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Chub Toad Ice Age. JULY 1995.

-8 Ice Age 2/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Bone Shaman Ice Age. AUGUST 1995.
^ That info posted earlier on this thread isn't correct.
Bone Shaman was in Ice Age # 1, and Chub Toad was in Ice Age # 2.
The index you just linked to has the correct info.

Thanks Again!

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Re: Armada Comic Mystery and Compilation of the different Issues

Post by dragsamou » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:24 am

cataclysm80 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:04 am
Thanks for the update. :-D

A link on a different forum post had sent me here.

dragsamou wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:03 am
-7 Ice Age 1/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Chub Toad Ice Age. JULY 1995.

-8 Ice Age 2/4 On The World Of Magic The Gathering.
Included Card Bone Shaman Ice Age. AUGUST 1995.
^ That info posted earlier on this thread isn't correct.
Bone Shaman was in Ice Age # 1, and Chub Toad was in Ice Age # 2.
The index you just linked to has the correct info.

Thanks Again!
My pleasure, at the same time it's also of a reminder that I still don't know 100% about the List of Armada Comics that needs a confirmation that they exist in sealed. I still need to find answers.
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