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 The Birth of the Defiant Universe 1

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Birth of the Defiant Universe 1
Story title N/A
Date May 1993
Cover Price "Priceless" (per indicia)
Pages 12 
(Including the cover,  excluding the translucent overlay)
Writer(s) Jim Shooter 
Other writers mentioned: 
Mike Barr, Chris Claremont 
Penciler/Artist(s) David Lapham, Alan Weiss (uncredited) with Steve Ditko, Ken Hooper, David Klein,, & Steve Leialoha mentioned
Cover Artist(s) David Lapham (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Janet Jackson (colors)
Inker Mike Witherby (uncredited)
Colorist Janet Jackson (uncredited)
Letterer Uncredited, Ken Lopez mentioned
Photography Janet Jackson
Editor Deborah Purcell
Characters Lorca, Lt. Joseph Nicolleti, Louise Johnson a.ka.Glory, Adam Corcoran, Michael Alexander, Wardancer, Sally Throckmorton, Charles Smith, Rick Tietz a.k.a. Mouse
Known Variants: None
 
Notes/Plot Summary
This is the Commemorative Edition presented to retailers at the 6th Annual Capital City sales Conference. This was touted as being the most expensive comic book format publication for it's time. It features a translucent overlay which wraps a card stock cover. High gloss heavy stock paper was used throughout. These were signed by Jim Shooter and limited to only 1000 copies produced. The comics were given to retailers with an envelope and a pair of white gloves. The envelope features a letter which states "DEFIANT™  THE GLOVES ARE OFF! (But put these on to preserve this incredible collectors' item!)". In this promotional publication it has the characters of the Defiant Universe introduce themselves in first person dialogue. It has an introduction to the Defiant Universe and it lists the upcoming titles including Truth and Beauty™ and Mongrel™ which were never published. Contary to some online reports, this material was not reprinted. It is not the same content which was published in Defiant Genesis
 
Observed Prices 
Price  Numbered Date Store Location
$40.00 
(with gloves)
#990/1000
5/25/03
N/A
Online transaction
$12.50 
(without gloves)

6/3/03
N/A
Ebay transaction 
#2176761108
$17.50 
(with gloves)
#438/1000
11/27/03
N/A
Ebay transaction 
#2205076646
$24.50 
(NM, Sold Out)

12/28/03
N/A
www.milehighcomics.com
$19.99 
(VF)

12/28/03
N/A
www.defiantcomics.com
$27.00 
(NM or better, 
 with gloves)
#387/1000
5/23/04
N/A
Ebay transaction 
#2244264128
$12.00
(without gloves)
#921/1000
12/05
N/A
No further Info available.
$2.25
#631/1000 1/2/05
N/A
Retail Outlet.
No further Info available.
$275.00
(VF, with gloves)
#645/10005/1/2016MyComicShop (Ebay Store)Ebay (online listing)
$800.00
(CGC 9.8 Qualified Grade, without gloves)
#776/10005/1/2016crah (Ebay Store)Ebay (online listing)
 
 

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