With V for Vendetta co-creator and Kickback writer-artist David Lloyd (center) and Breathtaker, Mars and Frankenstein Mobster creator Mark Wheatley at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012. David is heading up Aces Weekly, a new online anthology that will feature Mark's and my Return of the Human. More soon.
The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #42 is an oversized, spiral-bound version of the Guide. It contains the same pricing data, but none of the articles or other features in the Guide. It also doesn't have the ads. Limited to 1,500 copies. This is the first time in four years we've offered it, and we're very glad to have it make a comeback. And keeping with the comeback theme, the cover features Valiant's X-O Manowar.,
As always happens, when I get deep into The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide before it goes to press, I stop posting. It's that kind of project, which it's supposed to be, right? The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #42 went on sale on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. I'm happy to say it's the third straight year we had one of the hardcovers sell out on opening day (Adam Hughes' Catwoman HC) and it's also the third straight year we were able to do an exclusive edition as a fundraiser for The Hero Initiative (Matt Wagner's great Batman - Grendel piece). Joe Jusko's Avengers is selling well, too, and it's the one you'll be able to find in traditional bookstores as well as comic shops.