I was wondering who the next person would be to take advantage of the distribution system that Our Love Is Real pioneered, select high profile retailers across the USA known for selling indie books targeted along with a clever marketing campaign and stepping out of the Diamond three month order system.
ComixTribe made a start with Red Ten, but seem to have stepped up with a new title distributed in this fashion.
Out next week is the first issue of Scam, a new comic by Joe Mulvey. And it's already sold out of its 777 print run to select stores across the USA, with 40 copies reserved for its online store. Pitched as Oceans 11 meets X-Men with super villains teaming for one last casino job in Vegas, it's also out before Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's similarly conceived Supercrooks. It will also be available digitally from Graphic.ly, DriveThruComics, MyDigitalComics, and Wowio, and a second print made available for February 15th.
A five issue series from creator owned publisher ComixTribe behind The Red Ten and The Standard, stores have received store branded or exclusive variants depending on how many they ordered. Here are the stores in question, and the cover they have exclusivity on for a month.
MaximuM Comics – Las Vegas and Henderson, NV – Featuring the "VEGAS" Variant
New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) Shops – Featuring the "FORTUNE" Variant
Larry's Wonderful World of Comics – Lowell, MA
Web Head Enterprises – Wakefield, MA
Comically Speaking – Reading, MA
Rubber Chicken Comics – Bellingham, MA
Magic Dragon Comics – Arlington, MA
Third Eye Comics – Annapolis and Prince Frederick, MD – Featuring the "LIE" Variant
Friendly Neighborhood Comics – Bellingham, MA – Featuring the "STEAL" Variant
Collectors Paradise – Winnetka and Pasadena, CA – Featuring the "CHEAT" Variant
Collectors Corner – Baltimore, MD – Featuring the "LUCKY" Variant
New England Comics – Malden, MA – Featuring the "JACKPOT" Variant
Chris' Comics – Salem, NH – Featuring the "SWINDLE" Variant
Double Midnight Comics – Manchester, NH
Comics Den – Queens, NY
Happy Harbor – Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Alpha Comics – Calgary, Alberta, CA
Jetpack Comics – Rochester, NH
Casablanca Comics – Portland, ME & Windham, ME
Hypno Comics – Ventura, CA
NewCastle Comics – Maryland Heights, MO
Titan Comics – Dallas, TX
CornerStore Comics / Beach Ball Comics – Anaheim, CA
Forbidden Planet – New York, NY
A release party will be held at Comics Den in Queens on Friday January 27th.
Here's a preview of the first issue, followed by four exclusive pages ro BleedingCool.com
Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
Digital Inks – John Ercek and Jules Rivera
Colors – Andrew Crossley
Letters – AndWorld Design
Cover – JoeMulvey and Andrew Crossley
Editor – Tyler James and Steven Forbes
Format: 44 pages, Full color
Rarting: Teen + Up
©2012 Joe Mulvey