So here is the “something cool” that I mentioned earlier. Check out below for the Solar Flare #1 Comicsheatingup.net Baltimore Comic Con variant and the story leading up to it.
I have been talking with James Haick for a while now about Solar Flare. It is a book I have really enjoyed. When he told me the book would be going to Scout I was excited for him, and the book too. Needless to say, when he told me he was coming to Baltimore Comic Con this year, my hometown show, I wanted to do something a little special.
I also talk to a lot of readers of CHU off the site. Jeremy Abbott and I got talking about Solar Flare and the joke kind of came up that with my luck I would be on a plane when the flare hit, knocking out all the power to it. So I shot the cover concept by James Haick and he liked it. Jeremy, who has never published anything before, said he wanted to take a crack at doing a cover. I said sure, if you draw it I will color it. Needless to say Jeremy took my idea and ran with it and in two days I got back a fully drawn and inked cover. So I took to coloring it. However, since my work schedule is insane, topped off with everything else I do, I was unable to complete the coloring. We called in Wendell Scott, another friend of CHU, to do it.
So, there you have it. Not only is it a CHU variant (which we have had numerous done now) but also one drawn and colored by CHU readers.
We fully plan to have these covers at James Haick’s table at Baltimore Comic Con, but since that is in September, and I can’t stand sitting on something cool, I am going to do a pre-sale and start shipping copies out to CHU readers in the next two weeks. The book is limited to 250 copies and the only variant for the book (unless you count the second print out in a few weeks). Price is $10 plus shipping.
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