In which they are to offer retailers a limited variant of Fear Itself #6 with a cover by Ed McGuinness. And all retailers have to do is… return the covers of fifty first print Flashpoint spinoff titles published by DC Comics.
And those who do will also be able to buy further Marvel comics at discount.
The first time Marvel tried this, the excuse was given that retailers had to order multiples of DC comics to get the Blackest Night rings. Odds are they will use the same reason over the Flashpoint badges/pins. Even though not all the books were pin-associated.
And while some retailers who did over order will gratefully receive this offer, some of these books haven't even had their second issue and the final demand by customers is yet to be measured.
Of course you realise, this means war. Here are the list of comics covers that Marvel will accept. First prints only.
FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #1
FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1
FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #1
FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1
FLASHPOINT DEATHSTROKE THE CURSE OF RAVAGER #1
FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1
FLASHPOINT FRANKENSTEIN CREATURES OF UNKNOWN #1
FLASHPOINT GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1
FLASHPOINT GRODD OF WAR #1
FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #1
FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #1
FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #1
FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1
FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1
FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #1
FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #1
FLASHPOINT THE REVERSE FLASH #1
FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1
FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1
Note: No mention of Canterbury Cricket #1…