CGC Registry

Nude Microwave Scandal


Set Type: Recalled Editions
Owner: Anon-E-Mouse
Last Modified: 4/27/2012
Views: 640

Award Time Rank: 1
Award Time Score: 3716


Set Description

The comics that escaped the great pulping machine. Superheroes drinking beer, nudity, infants in microwaves, using trade marks without permission, dodgy adverts, incorrect copyright, erroneous bar-codes, pages out of sequence, age inappropriate content, swearing superheroes, wrong paper, printing anomalies, racial slurs, libelous comments against previous editors - has to be the most interesting set in the registry!

Below is the list of comics and the recall reason with very approximate numbers of escapees [shown in brackets]:
- Action Comics #869: Superman drinks beer [1,000]
- All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder #10: Swearing superheroes [5,000]
- All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder #10 Variant Edition: Swearing superheroes [700]
- D.C. Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Recalled: Chapters out of order [1,500]
- Elektra volume 2 #3: Nudity [5,000]
- Elseworlds 80 Page Giant #1: Baby in a microwave [800]
- Green Lantern 1 Recalled Edition: Cover print anomaly [18,500]
- Halle the Hooters Girl #1: Use of trade-marks [7,000]
- Halle the Hooters Girl #1 Gold Foil Edition: Use of trade-marks [2,000]
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5: Marvel douche advert [200]
- The Matrix: Comic Book Preview: Too mature for US cinema audience [2,500]
- Millennium Edition: Mad #1: Incorrect copyright and credits [500]
- Phonogram: The Singles Club #5: Erroneous bar-code [125]
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #7: Age inappropriate advert [2,225]
- Tangled Web #1: Wrong cover paper [2,500]
- Universe X Spidey #1: Libelous comments against previous editor [1,000]
- Universe X Spidey #1 Dynamic Forces (DF): Libelous comments [100]
- Universe X Spidey #1 Dynamic Forces (DF) Sketch: Libelous comments [100]
- Wolverine #131: Accidental racial slur ("Kike") [1,000]

These are definitely interesting to collect with an Elseworlds 9.8 being a must-have as this rules the set with a massive 1,400 points (the nearest rival has less than a fifth of that number of points even though the DF Sketch variant of Spidey is the most valuable in the set right now). However, even with a top grade Elseworlds, it is very difficult to complete the set with many of the comics in the list having less than 20 CGC graded copies.

My own collection started around 2002 when I bought a LOEG #5 out of curiosity and then started a quest to find more of these anomalies. I believe Wolverine was the next purchase followed by Elektra then Elseworlds and the rest followed. The set has been upgraded numerous times with the latest being a very nice Elseworlds 9.8, which ends a very long quest to get a full set of 9.8's !!

There is still some scope to improve the set as not all of it is top of census (there are a few 9.9's and yellow labels out there) and I'm sure the other sets will catch up soon enough, but that is the fun of collecting!

Anyway enjoy the set and anyone with any additional information on these oddities please get in touch (also any copies of recall notices gratefully received).

Kind regards
AJ
Website: RecalledComics.com

PS: Click on the GALLERY tab to see some of the controversy.


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Slot DescriptionThe Comics Registry IDComic GradeScore Updated
Action Comics 869 0155721003 9.8 50 6/14/2009
All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder 10 0155721005 9.8 50 6/14/2009
All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder 10 Variant Edition 0950603018 9.8 55 6/14/2009
D.C. Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes 1 Recalled Edition 1076289007 9.8 50 4/26/2012
Elektra v2 #3 0099474006 9.8 132 6/14/2009
Elseworlds 80 Page Giant 1 1076289010 9.8 1400 4/27/2012
Green Lantern 1 Recalled Edition 1053278005 9.8 55 4/5/2012
Halle the Hooters Girl 1 1028300007 9.8 160 4/27/2011
Halle the Hooters Girl 1 Gold Foil Edition 1028300004 9.8 204 4/27/2011
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 5 0124379001 9.8 240 6/14/2009
The Matrix: Comic Book Preview 1111936001 9.8 176 3/26/2012
Millennium Edition: Mad 1 1055015002 9.8 100 12/4/2011
Phonogram: The Singles Club 5 0163539019 9.8 50 1/30/2010
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? 7 Recalled Edition 1055007015 9.8 50 2/24/2012
Tangled Web 1 1076289003 9.8 100 4/27/2012
Universe X Spidey 1 1049280004 9.8 264 8/30/2011
Universe X Spidey 1 Dynamic Forces 1015301009 9.8 240 9/11/2010
Universe X Spidey 1 Dynamic Forces Sketch 1055015009 9.8 240 12/4/2011
Wolverine 131 0790080019 9.8 100 6/14/2009

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