I can't offer any help, but I feel your pain. Several years ago in some fit of delirium that I can't explain, I actually threw away about three years worth of issues from the early days of the publication. Then, if that wasn't enough, during a move I lost about 5 or 6 issues that I'd had autographed by the cover artists. (I still hold out hope that these are hidden away somewhere in my house, but I don't think there's any rational expectation that this is really true.)
I have assumed them to be in my storage room since moving here from Wilmington, NC 3 years ago. I cleaned out the room one sunny day last week, and no FGM's. Every single old one, all the way back to day one.
The sad thing is, this is the second time I've had to replace some-ordered a batch from Dan back in 2005, and they were part of the missing boxes this year. I'm gettin' dumber as time goes by.
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