Saturday, May 04, 2013


Vincent Spencer, with whom I created Zombie-Proof, and I had a blast on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Best Comics and The Comic Book Depot, two great comic shops, both on Long Island. There were great crowds at both stores and we were able to give out copies of the special FCBD 2013 issue of Comic Book Marketplace, talk about The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics and the upcoming July release of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43, and more.

We also talked about and sold copies of Zombie-Proof, Vampire, PA, the Mighty Samson trade paperback, and other creative projects, too... And many fans received sketches of themselves "zombie-fied" courtesy of Vince on our blank sketch cover variant of Comic Book Marketplace. They were awesome and very well received.


When we started trying to work out the covers on The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43, I had a very firm plan in my head for the covers. As you might have experienced in your own life, though, life is what happens while your busy making other plans. I was fortunate enough have help from a friend at Marvel in landing Mike Deodato, Jr. as one of our cover artists. What an awesome experience working with him turned out to be. I gave him almost no time to get it done and he delivered it brilliantly and sooner than I had asked. And his recommendation for coloring it, Leonardo Ito, also performed admirably in equally expedient fashion! What a great experience and what a superb cover! Their take on the X-Men was exactly what I asked for in our of the Marvel mutants' 50th anniversary!

ALMOST GONE! The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics Selling Quickly

The Joe Jusko Spider-Man cover edition of The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics #1 is almost sold out from Diamond Comic Distributors and we have about a case left at the Gemstone offices. We expect to go back to press on this in the fall. In the meantime, if you haven't discovered this perennial and you know someone new to comics, I urge you to check it out soon! The Don Newton cover edition sold out a few weeks back. The reactions to it have been superb, making it a very gratifying experience Bob Overstreet, Mark Huesman and me. Thanks!