Scout has been putting out some great releases recently that have grabbed the market’s attention. Mindbender #1, out this week, is already getting people interested. It is sold out at TFAW, which normally sells out early of small press books, but also sold out at Midtown, which is a good sign. (Make sure to check out Mycomicshop between 7 and 8 PM if you are looking for copies as their books go on sale around this time). Mindbender #1 definitely has peoples attention. However, if you are looking for the first appearance, read on….
Earlier this year, Mindbender #1 Comicspro Variant was released which had the full issue in it. The Mindbender #1 Comicspro Variant was limited to 250 and is currently available for about $12, pretty cheap for such a limited cover. While this is worth the grab, it is not the first appearance of Mindbender.
The first appearance, though unnamed, is actually in Negative Burn #48. He appears in a short story called “Straight Jacket.” While the story is not connected to the current release, it is the first appearance of Alex from Mindbender.
If the series really takes off, keep an eye out for Negative Burn #5 in which another character that may appear in Mindbender, first appears. These are both pretty cheap pick-ups, but people do like first appearances.