It does. Thanks for the information. I believe you explained the issue 15 cover situation before on the old board, but I wasn't chasing rare goods back then, so I missed the details. That one, I can safely ignore then. And, 09 NOLA just isn't going to happen, so I'll give up the hunt for that one as well.
Good to see you back, 400yrs. It seems you've been kind of scarce since the boards returned.
Question for you and anyone else reading this: have you been able to track down NM copies of issue 22? I'm lucky enough to live in a city with many, many comic shops--there are four in my normal areas of operation, and four more I can get to with a little extra effort--and having gone to five of those shops, the copies shipped to this area seem to all have the same defects. The spine corners are torn on both covers, and there is something that looks like a thumb impression on the right side of the Olive cover (it extends all the way through the book, and since it's on every copy I've seen, it was caused by a machine and not a thumb). This sounds petty as hell reading it back, but as a collector (not a speculator), I do like having the best copies for my private collection. Issues like this seem to crop up every once in a while. There was an Invincible that I could not find without scuffing on the cover, and I think every issue of Severed has been damaged in one way or another. You know, if it's an issue of Avengers or something, I just roll with it. But, things that have a little more staying power with me, I wish I could have perfection.
Well, that was theraputic. I feel a little better about the copies I have--and I know people who would say, "Who cares about the condition, and what idiot would buy both the Tony and Olive covers when it's the inside that counts?"