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Scam’s Mulvey Pays Tribute to Creator-Owned Comics

Official Press Release

It’s No SCAM, Mulvey Pays Tribute to Creator Owned Comics

February 2, 2012 — New York, NY — Joe Mulvey is creating a series of homage first printing sketch covers variants for his hit debut comic SCAM #1, based on many of his favorite creator-owned comics.

“I want to bring more attention to the amazing contributions of the independent comics scene,” said Mulvey. “The books I’m referencing are those I’ve enjoyed and that have affected my storytelling and enjoyment of comics in one way or another. I hope that everyone who picks up a sketch cover copy of SCAM #1 or even just sees one, will be curious enough about the image to go search out the original inspiration. There’s too much talent within the comics industry for the Big Two to contain.”

So far, Mulvey has done homage covers to popular creator owned titles such as Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon’s Heart, Nathon Edmonson and Tonci Zonjic’s Who Is Jake Ellis, and Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore’s The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, from Image comics. Mulvey (@joemulv) has been Tweeting images of these sketch cover variants daily, and posting the collection on the SCAM website.

SCAM #1, the double-sized first installment of a five-issue mini-series, is the latest release from creator-owned publisher ComixTribe (The Red Ten, The Standard.) Releasing in just a few dozen comic shops with a first printing of 777 last week, SCAM has garned critical praise.

 SCAM is packed with exciting moments and offers up enough of a twist on the genre that readers will find it enjoyable and fresh. It’s a genuine treat and I’m optimistic it’ll continue to deliver as the series progresses.”  ~ Miguel Perez,  IGN 

Get a Joe Mulvey SCAM #1 first printing sketch cover variant!

It’s still possible to get a copy of SCAM #1 Artist Edition!  Here’s How:

1.) Call ahead to reserve from any of the retailers listed below.  Retailers who took a strong position in SCAM were rewarded with a Sketch Cover variant.  The stores listed below MAY still have theirs unclaimed.    

2.)  If your retailer is not carrying SCAM #1, Artist Edition Sketch Cover Variants are available from the ComixTribe Shop.  Signed, number, limited to 100, and with an original sketch by creator Joe Mulvey on the cover, these rare variants are going to be hot collectors items.  These are already 75% sold out.   Pre-order now directly from

3.) Attend the SCAM NECRA TOUR! Mulvey will also be doing a New England tour in partnership with the New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA), which starts at Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 am, and continues on to Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH, at 3:30 pm.

SCAM Signing  Tour

New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) store tour:

Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 11:oo am- 1:30 pm –  Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA

Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 3:oo -5:30 pm – Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH
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 (or DM @tylerjamescomic at Twitter) immediately.

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