Marvel Comics are promoting the launch of their Civil War II series in June with "party" events in store.
Not exactly sure how much of a party these things are these days. But here's what you can expect – and what retailers must to to qualify.
Firstly orders of Civil War II must meet 125% of orders for Secret Wars #9. Diamond have made this kind of thing a lot easier these days.
Participating retailers can then order as many copies of the Civil War II Party variant cover as they want, can order 2 copies of the Premium Variant, get 100 Party invite postcards and get 20 Party Variant lithographs.
And there's also a mystery promotional item that can be ordered. Previous examples for previous events have included the Axis lenticular device and the Secret Wars Battleworld map.
Retailers, participants or not, who order 125% of their Secret Wars #9 numbers can also order the Stark Hip Hop and Carol Danvers Hip Hop/Terry Dodson variant covers and the Blank sketch cover.
For every ten copies of the standard comic ordered, the retailer can order one copy of the Phil Noto Character variant and the Mattel Variant.
For every fifteen copies of the standard comic ordered, the retailer can order one copy of the Mirror Variant.
For every twenty-five copies of the standard comic ordered, the retailer can order one copy of the David Marquez Variant.
For every hundred copies of the standard comic ordered, the retailer can order one copy of the Steve McNiven Variant
For every two hundred copies of the standard comic ordered, the retailer can order one copy of the Steve McNiven Sketch Variant.
And anyone can order the Michael Cho cover or the GI Connecting B cover is whatever quantity they wish.
There are also large discounts to retailers on Civil War II #1 based on order of 150%, 125% or 110% of Secret Wars #9 which will likely push this to the top of the unit sales charts…