Escape From Jesus Island #1 – A Exclusive Christmas Week Comic For Phantom Retailers

Phantom First Friday is a new exclusive deal arranged for retailers in the Phantom collective.

A new comic, exclusive to those stores for a period of time, with an exclusive cover and launched on a Friday rather than the traditional Wednesday. And in the process, creating a new micro-distribition model for comics.

The first comic will launch on Friday, December 20th, exclusive to Phantom stores for a month. And it starts with a quote from Clive Barker.

"May I recommend a comic by writer Shawn French and artist Mortimer Glum. It's called Escape From Jesus Island, and it has been created with immense love, commitment and vision. It's almost like seeing a hyper-intense Italian movie for the first time: your mind will be blown."

Escape From Jesus Island is a new ongoing creator owned series by Shawn French and Mortimer Glum. There will be a limit of 100 copies per participating Phantom store. Here's the bumf;

An attempt to clone Jesus eventually succeeds, but in the process creates scores of hideously deformed freaks and a twin brother, Damien, who has all of Christ's powers and a very different agenda. When the Vatican learns of Christ's return and sends in an extraction team, all Hell breaks loose in this Apocalyptic horror comic book series from writer Shawn French and illustrator Mortimer Glum.A group of animal rights activists breaks into the remote Malsum Island Research Facility, determined to document the horrific abuse of animals by pharmaceutical giant ReGen Corp. They discover too late that the horrors in ReGen's laboratory exceed anything they could have imagined.

And this is the front cover. For Christmas Week. That will be interesting…


Here are the current retailers in the Phantom Group.

NewCastle Comics & Games

2294 McKelvey Rd

Maryland Heights, MO, 63043


Graham Crackers

901C Lucinda Ave.

DeKalb, IL, 60115

(815) 748-3883

Graham Crackers

16030 S. Lincoln Highway

Plainfield, IL, 60586

(815) 254-3410

Graham Crackers

610 S. Randall Rd.

St. Charles, IL, 60174

(630) 584-0610

Graham Crackers

1271 Rickert Dr., Suite #135

Naperville, IL, 60540

(630) 355-4310

Graham Crackers

1207 E. Butterfield Rd.

Wheaton, IL, 60187

(630) 668-1350

Graham Crackers

1550 Ogden Ave.

Downers Grove, IL, 60515

(630) 852-1810

Mile High Comics

760 S. Colorado Blvd. #J

Denver, CO, 80246


Mile High Comics

760 S. Colorado Blvd. #J

Glendale, CO, 80246


Mile High Comics

1360 W Littleton Blvd

Littleton, CO, 80120


Mile High Comics (Jason St)

4600 Jason Street

Denver, CO, 80221


Mile High Comics

98 Wadsworth Blvd. #123

Lakewood, CO, 80226


Graham Crackers

77 E. Madison St.

Chicago , IL, 60602

(312) 629-1810

Graham Crackers

3162 N. Broadway Chicago, IL, 60647

(773) 665-2010

Graham Crackers

5443 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL, 60640

(773) 561-5010

Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore

3428 Canton Rd

Blackwell Square Shopping Center

Marietta, GA, 30066


Comic City Canton

42727 Ford Rd

Canton Corners S/C

Canton, MI, 48187


Comic City West Bloomfield Two

7366 Haggerty Rd

Knollwood Plaza

W. Bloomfield Twp, MI, 48322


Comic City Trenton

3410 West Rd

Trenton, MI, 48183


Wonderworld Comics

22347 Ecorse Road

Taylor, MI, 48180

(313) 292-8697

Comic City Pontiac

466 N. Telegraph Rd Oakland Pointe S/C

Pontiac, MI, 48341


A Comic Shop

114 South Semoran Blvd. #6

Winter Park, FL, 32792


Third Eye Comics





Third Eye Comics

2027A WEST ST.Annapolis, MD, 21401410-897-0322

Comickaze Comics Books and More

5517 AB Clairemont Mesa Blvd

San Diego, CA, 92117

(858) 278-0371

Phat Collectables

1201 South Euclid Street

Anaheim, CA, 92840

(714) 808-9355

Phat Collectables

16532 Beach Blvd

Huntington Beach, CA, 92647

(714) 841-3111

Collector's Paradise Pasadena

319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4

Pasadena, CA, 91105


Collector's Paradise

7131 Winnetka Ave

Winnetka, CA, 91306

Alpha Comics

7005 18th Street SE Suite 9

Calgary, AB, T2C 1Y1

Canada(403) 453-0187


Friendly Neighborhood Comics

191 Mechanic Street Route 140

Bellingham, MA, 02019


Double Midnight Comics & Games


Manchester, NH, 03103


Larry's Comics

66 Lakeview Ave.

Lowell, MA, 01850


New England Comics

732 Washington St

Norwood, MA, 02062


Magic Dragon Comics

307 Broadway

Arlington, MA, 02474


New England Comics

Harvard Square 14A Eliot St

Cambridge, MA, 02138


Chris' Cards and Comics

341 S. Broadway

Salem, NH, 03079


New England Comics

215B Harvard Ave

Allston, MA , 02134


New England Comics

316 Harvard St

Brookline, MA, 02446


New England Comics

95 Pleasant St

Malden, MA, 02148


New England Comics

East Crossing Plaza 716A Crescent St

Brockton, MA, 02302


New England Comics


New Bedford, MA, 02745


New England Comics

1511 Hancock St

Quincy, MA, 02169


Jetpack Comics

37 N. Main St

Rochester, NH, 03867


Chris' Cards and Comics

919 Lafayette Rd

Seabrook, NH, 03874



Coast City Comics

634 Congress St

Portland, ME, 04101


Happy Harbor Comics

10729-104 Avenue

Edmonton, AB

T5J 3K1


Comics Conspiracy

115-A E. Fremont Ave

Sunnyvale, CA, 94087

(408) 245-6275

Forbidden Planet

92 Bold Street

Liverpool, L1 4HY

0151 707 1491

Forbidden Planet

59 Grainger Street

Newcastle, NE1 5JE

0191 261 9173

Forbidden Planet

38 Priory Queensway

Birmingham, B4 7LA

0121 236 3026


Forbidden Planet

Units 4&5 Clifton Heights

Bristol, BS8 1EJ

0117 929 7767

Forbidden Planet

31 Cross Cheaping

Coventry, CV1 1HF

024 7622 9672

Forbidden Planet

24 Hanover Buildings

Southhampton, SO14 1JU

023 8022 4761

Forbidden Planet

60 Burleigh Street

Cambridge, CB1 1DJ

01223 301666

Forbidden Planet

179 Shaftesbury Avenue

London, WC2H 8JR

0207 420 3666

Forbidden Planet

43 Church Street

London, CR0 1RH

020 8688 7190

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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