Est. Printed: 3,000
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Strangers In Paradise #1
Antarctic Press, November 1993.Low Dist.
This is the first printing of Strangers in Paradise (a.k.a. SiP) #1, both drawn and written by Terry Moore, that features the first appearance of Katchoo (Katina Marie Choovanski),Francine (Francine Helena Peters), David Qin and Freddie Femur.
There are three printings of #1 by Antarctic Press and each has different text in the indicia on the inside front page:
- 1st print: does not have a printing listed, contains the text "Katchoo! Bless You" and lists the print run as 3,000.
- 2nd print: states "SECOND PRINTING" and contains the text "Is Katchoo a lezbean? Is this so?".
- 3rd print: states "THIRD PRINTING" and doesn't mention Katchoo at all.
Below is the indicia for the first print:
At the end of January 2016, there were 81 recorded gradings of the first print in the CGC Census; the average grade is around 9.2 with only 5 gradings recorded at the top grade of 9.8.
The first print is fairly easy to get hold of on websites and auction sites but expect to pay a large premium for the higher graded CGC or CBCS copies.