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Scam #1 Sold Out at Distributor Level

Official Press Release

SCAM #1 Sells Out, Available Only at Select Shops January 25
January 17, 2012 — New York, NY — The first printing of SCAM #1 the debut comic book series by writer/artist Joe Mulvey, has sold out at the distributor level more than a week before its January 25th, 2012 release date.
The first printing of SCAM #1 was limited to just 777 copies, and physical copies will be sold exclusively in a small number of select retailers who have chosen to support this exciting creator-owned title.   “Our store always strives to stand out among the sea of other capable retailers. We look for unique opportunities to showcase quality products that are not part of the standard distribution method.  After previewing SCAM #1, it was clear that this just happened to be one of those opportunities,” said Edward Greenberg of Collectors Paradise in Winnetka and Pasadena, CA.  “The first issue is fantastic! A must read!” echoed Steve Falcon, of NewCastle Comics and Games in Maryland Heights, MO.
SCAM is “X-Men meets Oceans 11″ and involves a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives…taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.SCAM #1 is the double-sized first installment of a five-issue mini-series, and marks the latest release from creator-owned publisher ComixTribe (The Red Ten, The Standard.)
Retailers were asked to choose from among three levels of support to be a part of the SCAM launch:
  • Hot Table retailers purchased 10 or more copies of SCAM #1.
  • Pit Boss retailers purchased 50 or more copies of SCAM #1.
  • High Roller retailers purchased 100 or more copies of SCAM #1.

Pit Boss and High Roller retailers were eligible for store branded variants.  The select retailers involved in the launch will have SCAM #1 exclusively for 30 days.

ComixTribe has green lit a second printing of SCAM #1 with a new variant cover, which will go to press on February 15 alongside THE RED TEN #2, scheduled for a February 29th release.

High Roller Retailers

MaximuM Comics –  Las Vegas and Henderson, NV – Featuring the “VEGAS” Variant

New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) Shops – Featuring the “FORTUNE” Variant
___Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics – Lowell, MA
___Web Head Enterprises – Wakefield, MA
___Comically Speaking – Reading, MA
___Rubber Chicken Comics – Bellingham, MA
___Magic Dragon Comics – Arlington, MA

Pit Boss Retailers

Third Eye Comics – Annapolis and Prince Frederick, MD – Featuring the “LIE” Variant
Friendly Neighborhood Comics – Bellingham, MA – Featuring the “STEAL” Variant
Collectors Paradise  – Winnetka and Pasadena, CA – Featuring the “CHEAT” Variant
Collectors Corner – Baltimore, MD – Featuring the “LUCKY” Variant
New England Comics –  Malden, MA – Featuring the “JACKPOT” Variant
Chris’ Comics – Salem, NH – Featuring the “SWINDLE” Variant

Hot Table Retailers

Double Midnight Comics – Manchester, NH
Comics Den – Queens, NY
Happy Harbor – Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Alpha Comics – Calgary, Alberta, CA
Jetpack Comics – Rochester, NH
Casablanca Comics – Portland, ME & Windham, ME
Hypno Comics – Ventura, CA
NewCastle Comics – Maryland Heights, MO
Titan Comics – Dallas, TX
CornerStore Comics / Beach Ball Comics – Anaheim, CA
Forbidden Planet –  New York, NY

“I want to thank everyone who helped make my debut book a sell-out,” says creator Joe Mulvey.  “2012 looks to be a HUGE year for independent and creator owned comics and a huge year for ComixTribe, and I’m thrilled so many retailers and readers are getting in on the ground floor.”

To promote the book, Mulvey will be doing a release party signing at theComics Den in Queens on Friday January 27, and will follow it with a New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) store tour, which starts at Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 am, and continues on to Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics in Lowell, MA, at 3:00 pm.

Readers: Don’t Miss Out On SCAM #1 First Printing!

Want to make sure you get a copy of SCAM #1? Readers have three options available to purchase:

1.) Pre-order now from any of the retailers listed above to reserve your copy and pick-up January 25, 2012.

2.)  If your retailer is not carrying SCAM #1, ComixTribe held back just 40 copies of SCAM #1 for its online store.  These are already 70% sold out.   Pre-order now directly from ComixTribe.com. http://shop.comixtribe.com/

3.) Buy it digitally on January 25, from digital distribution partners, including Graphic.ly, DriveThruComics, MyDigitalComics, and Wowio.  

Retailers: Interested in Getting in on the SCAM?

ComixTribe is now taking orders for the February 15 second printing of SCAM #1.  This will be another limited run, so DO NOT WAIT to put in your orders.  Books will be filled first-come, first-serve, so if you are a progressive retailer looking to support quality creator-owned books, contact tyler.james@comixtribe.com (or DM @tylerjamescomic at Twitter) immediately.

Stay tuned to whatsthescam.net and our Online Press Release for more retailer announcement, previews, updates and more!

 SCAM follows a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives, taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.

     Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
     Digital Inks – John Ercek and Jules Rivera
     Colors – Andrew Crossley
    Letters – AndWorld Design
     Cover – JoeMulvey and Andrew Crossley
     Editor – Tyler James and Steven Forbes
     Publisher: ComixTribe
     Format: 44 pages, Full color
     Rarting: Teen + Up
     Price: $3.99
©2012 Joe Mulvey

Special Variant Available:
SCAM #1 
Artist Edition Sketch Cover, featuring an original cover sketch by Joe Mulvey. These are limited to 100, signed, numbered. Note: Additional Artist Edition covers can be purchased for $24.99.


New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) store tour
Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 11:oo am –  Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA
Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 3:oo pm – Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics in Lowell, MA


About Joe Mulvey

Joe Mulvey is a freelance graphic artist from NYC, trying to spread his love of comics and take over the world one panel at a time. Visit him at http://joemulveyart.com, or follow him on Twitter @joemulv.

About ComixTribe

ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including EPIC, Tears of the Dragon, The Red Ten, The Standard, SCAM, and Runners.  In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit ComixTribe.com or email publisher Tyler James (tyler.james@comixtribe.com) to learn more.