I just got mine today. The cover is of the transgender girl in pink.
Got mine today also. And the same cover too..
...got the same as you guys on Tuesday.
I got the girl in pink also.
yeah.... Harold, I am thinking now that all us members are going to receive strictly the "pink girl" cover on this one . . .
I am wondering if the cover w/ the group of people is (going to be) exclusively newsstand release, and our solitary young Miss is the only version being mailed.
I would be interested to hear from anyone else as to which cover they receive. So far, I only see the group shot cover on the racks, and online, the only one I see w/ ISBN is also the group shot.
I also find it interesting that --and this is a "first"-- this issue is being offered all by itself as a special & stand alone issue in the online NG Store, for U.S. or Canada, or International order/purchase ---->
I just picked up my newsstand copy today. It has the group shot and, of course, a barcode.
I also ran an eBay search for "National Geographic January 2017".
Of the 15 hits, only 7 were for this issue:
3 were the pink girl without a barcode,
3 were the group shot with barcode, and
1 was the group shot without barcode.
The caveat with the last one is that the photo looks suspiciously like the stock photo from NGS.
Good luck in finding if any members received the group shot version.
It would be nice if the NGS would let members know that there are differences between member and newsstand magazines. Since the NGS had joined the newsstands to sell magazines, which I think is when they changed publishing companies (?), is when a bunch of changes started happening like cutting down or stopping supplements. I hope that business managers are not running what goes in the magazine rather than Society people, or that would ruin everything like administrators have hurt the medical field. Cartography and geography are what it's all about. Map supplements are needed the way boundaries change and country names change, or new ones are created. Supplements should not be called posters! I can understand if a newsstand cover is different if is it says "Poster Inside" to help sell the magazine, but not different covers,
Well, to cover some aspects of these items you mention and allude to, I can reply w/ a somewhat abbreviated reply:
.Agree. I hope they return to having supplement maps. I finally bought one of their maps for sale of Europe and one of Africa to have updated maps.BTW, the supplements that came with the reprint issues, do you know if they have "reprint" printed on them? I bought a copy of the "Nuremberg Chronicle" map a few years ago and it didn't. Of course. it was on plastic rolled paper. I know the reprint NG magazines say reprint on them.
I remember a discussion on this site some time ago where it was stated that most, but not all, supplements that come with reprint issues are labeled as reprints.