Free Comic Wednesday: Carnage #1 Phantom Variant Set

Thanks to Larry at Larry’s Comics for these.

We have a big one for this week. Not one, not two, but three great variants. Not only that, but we are giving two sets away. That is right two winners this week. Carnage #1 Phantom Variant Sets. It includes the Color Limited, the Gold Limited, and the Black and White Sketch Limited Phantom Variants.

Color Limited to 3,000
Gold Limited to 1,500
Sketch Limited to 1,500 Continue reading “Free Comic Wednesday: Carnage #1 Phantom Variant Set”

Variant Envy: We Can Never Go Home Bad Brains Homage

One thing I like as much as my comic books is my old Punk Rock. That is why the We Can Never Go Home #1 Bad Brains Homage Phantom Variant stuck out so much to me. bad  brains Continue reading “Variant Envy: We Can Never Go Home Bad Brains Homage”

Phantom Variant Program: Hack Slash Son of Samhain from Image

I have been a big fan of the books coming out of the Phantom Variant program. Since it’s inception, Larry from has been releasing incredible covers for hot books. The latest is no exception, well except this is a hot cover for a fan favorite hot book. Continue reading “Phantom Variant Program: Hack Slash Son of Samhain from Image”

Phantom First Fridays info from Larry Doherty

With so many comic book shop coalitions jumping on the exclusive band wagon, we decided it was time to move in a different direction.

We like to support our publishing partners and our creator friends but we also needed a new angle for the Phantom Shops.
We don’t just want to be a variant cover group. We want to provide more to the comic industry.

Phantom First Friday benefits the shops involved by offering the consumer a unique shopping experience.

Creators & publishers receive great shelf space & promotional efforts from energetic retailers.

In exchange for a 30 day window of exclusivity and an original cover with some “Phantom Only” content, our network of energetic, creator friendly retailers will be providing promotional support and premium shelf space for projects that we feel are truly special.

Phantom First Friday is December 20th where we will launch our first micro distribution book.
We’re giving people a reason to return to their comic shop for something exciting and special.

Our first project, Escape from Jesus Island, fell into our lap. A group of creators approached us to see if we would be interested in the book. they had a successful kickstarter going but that is not enough to sustain an ongoing series nor does it put the book into comic shops. Bottom line is that there are hundreds of kickstarter projects that look and sound wonderful but your average comic shop can’t afford to invest in everyone of them, with a promise of it arriving sometime in the next year, but having to pay for it now. The Phantom will be looking for more of those outstanding properties to offer our support to. Along with our support we are also assisting creators by shopping to major publishers for them.
Once they see how it all works out for the Phantom Shops publishers just may be eager to look at a property that already has world-wide buzz thanks to the Phantom.

We help create the buzz and provide the creators the numbers they need to make their kick-starter project feasible. Our volume brings down their print run cost, allowing them make a profit coming out of the gate.
With luck, the best properties will then be picked up by a major publisher.

Phantom First Friday starts on December 20th with Escape From Jesus island. Any creators going to press from kickstarter, that are interested should send a full PDF to Ralph DiBernardo and Larry Doherty
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‘Escape from Jesus Island’ Kickstarter and Phantom First Edition

We had talked a while back about Kickstarter books and how they are the wave of the future. One book on my radar was ‘Escape from Jesus Island.’ It is a horror story in the vein of Reanimator meets Punk Rock Jesus. Basically a group of scientists attempt to clone Jesus, and succeed, however, in the process the make scores of mistakes. Of course, the Vatican wants the clone and sends in soldiers to get him, and mayhem ensues. Continue reading “‘Escape from Jesus Island’ Kickstarter and Phantom First Edition”

Regular Show #1 Phantom Variant

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I have several extra copies of the ‘Regular Show’ #1 Phantom Variant available if anyone is looking for one. US shipping only, sorry.

Also check out my other Phantom Variants and store variants, I combine shipping for up to 6 books at no extra cost:

Pick of the Week for 5/15/13

Picks of the Week 5/14/13

This is a good speculator week and I have a lot of picks. Each week I put out my list of books worth taking a look at and to consider for flipping purposes. I enjoy comic book speculation and have done well with my picks each week. Some take longer than others to heat up, some didn’t take off at all, but each week I still plug along.

This weeks picks has one that stands above the rest:
1. Regular Show #1 – It is a Boom Studio’s book. It is based off the hit Cartoon Network Show of the same name. The big reason I am speculating on this one is because of the success that “Adventure Time’ #1 had. I have a strong feeling the same people who went after ‘Adventure Time’ will be clammoring for this one. I will be picking up both the regular and Phantom Variant covers.

2. Dream Merchant #1 – Why is this one a pick? Well, it’s a new Image book. A new Image number 1. A new book written by Nathan Edmonson (writer of ‘The Activity’, ‘Who is Jake Ellis’). It is a double sized issue so more value for the money. The story follows Winslow who has been dreaming of an Old Traveler who has protected him from those who hunt him. Seems like the world has been made to forget about these strange hunters. Very psyhcadelic feel to it.

3. Helheim #3 – Issues 1 and 2 sold out. Strong story and fan buzz.

4. Batgirl #20 – New Ventriloquist. See the art, this is a ‘Joker’ scary looking character. written by Gail Simone.

5. Battlestar Galactica #1 – Classic Battlestar done by the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. They are known for their big cosmic books, and few touch the epic cosmic level that Battlestar did.

Other things to pick up this week:
‘Strange Attractions’ Hard Cover from Archaia Press. Created by ’27’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ writer Charles Soule. It is the story of a disgraced professor who spent his life researching the “Complex Theroy” which states you can use mathmatics to predict the outcome of anything. All the while, New york city is a living thing slowly destroying itself from the inside. I spoke to Charles Soule on free comic bok day and he said this is a must for fans of the movie ‘Inception.’ I have this and have been waiting to read it.

‘Fall of the House of Usher’ #1 – What’s not to like Edgar Allan Poe and Richard Corben. I have been a fan of Corben’s since he broke out on the scene doing art for Warren magazines like ‘Creepy’ and ‘Eerie’.

Also, please feel free to check out my auctions on eBay. Lots of Phantom Variants, lots of store variants, and other hot books like Peter Panzerfaust:

Like us on facebook! we are running a contest from now until we hit 100 likes. Once we get 100 likes we will give away a free Phantom Variant, Store Variant, or Ghost Variant. We are at 24 so far and picking up more by the day.