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Scam #2 is Out This October Plus a Preview

SCAM #2 (of 5)

Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
Cover Joe Mulvey and Chris Sotomayor
Color – Felix Seranno
Editor – Tyler James & Steven Forbes
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

DIAMOND ID: AUG120968

With one team member shot and another being tortured, a crew of super powered grifters is forced to work for the very man they set out to con. Is their plan falling apart, or just coming together?



ComixTribe Expands Micro-Distribution, Doubles Direct-to-Retail Sales in February

ComixTribe Expands Micro-Distribution, Doubles Direct-to-Retailer Sales in February 

February 24, 2012 — Newburyport, MA — Independent publisher ComixTribe announced today that it has doubled the number of retailers carrying its books this month, and will ship twice as many books direct-to-retailers in February as it did in January. Opting to circumvent the traditional direct market distribution channel in favor of establishing direct partnerships with indie-supportive retailers, ComixTribe books are now carried in more than 50 retail locations in the US and Canada.

On the heels of a strong January debut of SCAM #1 by Joe Mulvey, this month ComixTribe is releasing both THE RED TEN #2, the second installment of the ten-issue superhero murder mystery by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano, as well as the 2nd printing of the sold out SCAM #1, featuring a new variant cover. “We couldn’t be more excited about where we are as a young imprint,” said ComixTribe Publisher Tyler James.  “SCAM has done extremely well for us, and orders for THE RED TEN are way up for the second issue.  ComixTribe has shipped more than 2,000 books direct-to-retailers in 2012, and we’re just getting started.” Both THE RED TEN #2 and SCAM #1 second printing debut February 29.

ComixTribe is one of a small number of independent creators and publishers pursuing a direct-to-retailer distribution model. “The micro distribution phenomenon is underway. Savvy retailers are adding depth to their shop by stocking quality creator owned books like SCAM and THE RED TEN,” reports Larry Doherty of Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics, who has partnered with ComixTribe on New England Comic Retailer’s Alliance (NECRA) Variants for both SCAM #1 and THE RED TEN #2.

While the direct market has sometimes been luke-warm to new publishers, many retailers are finding real value in carrying these books. “What I love about ComixTribe is that not only are they creating quality stuff, but they never stop hustling to promote it,” said Chris Proulx of Double Midnight Comic.  “THE RED TEN & SCAM have been very popular in our shop! They are selling better than mid-tier Marvel & the guys at ComixTribe work their butts off,” said Ernie Pelletier of Friendly Neighborhood Comics

THE RED TEN is a superhero re-telling of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit “And Then There Were None.” The second issue, written by James and drawn by Cesar Feliciano, sees the “heroes” narrowly escape an explosion that destroyed of one of their own, only to find new and deadly horrors that await them on the island. The standard edition features a cover by CP Wilson, III (Stuff of Legend.) The NECRA variant features a cover by Alex Cormack (Chicara.)

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. The first printing of SCAM #1 was limited to just 777 copies, which sold out to retailers more than a week before release date.

“It’s been an unbelievable experience to have so many people enjoy the story I’ve been waiting for years to finally tell,” says SCAM‘s Mulvey.  SCAM #2, will be ComixTribe’s March release.Can’t wait until February 29 when THE RED TEN #2 releases in select comic retailers across North America?  The get your @$$ to Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA Saturday, February 25 for a special PRE-RELEASE SIGNING EVENT featuring THE RED TEN creators Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano!

RSVP for this special event on Facebook!

The next chapter of the thrilling 10 issue maxi-series that’s an Agatha Christie-style whodunnit meets The Justice League debuts at Friendly Neighborhood Comics!

In the second issue, after narrowly escaping an explosion that took the lives of one of their own, The Alliance uncovers new and deadly horrors awaiting them on the island. Plus, the tragic origin of Red!

Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano will be on hand, and bringing along:

  • THE RED TEN #2 – (First Printing) – Get ‘em signed!
  • THE RED TEN #2 (Blood Smear Variants) – Only 100 printed!  Come signed, number and hand smeared with “blood!”
  • THE RED TEN #1 (First Printings!) – (Going for $15 on eBay, get ‘em for cover price!)
  • THE RED TEN #1 (Artist Editions!) – Featuring original sketch cover by Tyler James or Cesar Feliciano!
  • Cesar Feliciano will also debut a new THE RED TEN inspired print series at the signing!
As an added bonus, Joe Martino (Shadowflame, Ripperman) will also be on hand to sign books and talk comics!

Hope to see you there!

Can’t make the signing?  Your retailer won’t stock THE RED TEN? Shop.ComixTribe.com has you covered! 

New Preview of THE RED TEN #2!



New Preview of SCAM #1 (2nd Printing)!





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 Shop.ComixTribe.com. http://shop.comixtribe.com/

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 tyler.james@comixtribe.com (or DM @tylerjamescomic at Twitter) immediately.

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.

 BOOK TOUR

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

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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.

Joe Mulvey Set to Scam the Comic Market!

Official Press Release

Mulvey Set to SCAM the Comic Market

January 11, 2012 — New York, NY — The first printing of SCAM #1, the comic book debut of writer/artist Joe Mulvey, will hit the shelves of select comic retailers on January 25, 2012.

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.)

SCAM #1 first printing is limited to only 777 copies, and will be exclusive in just 21 comic shops!

SCAM #1 will release on January 25, the last new comic day of the month. Physical retail copies will be EXCLUSIVE to only those 21 stores for 30 days, before ComixTribe opens up wider distribution for the second printing and future issues.

“ComixTribe is delivering a fantastic product, a great attitude, and amazing retail support,” says Chris Humphries of Alpha Comics in Canada, one of the SCAM 21.  “Of course, as a new small shop, I love having exclusivity.”

Retailers taking large positions in the book are eligible for the “Pit Boss Upgrade”- an exclusive, store-branded cover of SCAM #1.  “We did EXTREMELY well with Sam Humphries’ SACRIFICE recently, so we are all about the self-published stuff,” said Steve Anderson of Maryland-based Third Eye Comics, one such retailer.

To promote the book, Mulvey will be doing a release party signing at a New York-area comic shop on January 25 (details pending), 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.

A full list of retailers carrying SCAM is included below.

Retailers: Interested in Joining the SCAM 21?

ComixTribe has a limited number of spots left for retailers interested in becoming one of only 21 retailers carrying SCAM #1 in January.  These spots will be filled first-come, first-serve, so if you are a progressive retailer looking to support quality creator-owned books and want exclusivity for 30 days, contact tyler.james@comixtribe.com (or DM @tylerjamescomic at Twitter) immediately.

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 below to reserve your copy and pick-up January 25, 2012.

2.)  If your retailer is not carrying SCAM #1, pre-order now directly from ComixTribe.com. http://comixtribe.storenvy.com/

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

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

8-Page Preview of SCAM #1!








Book DetailsSCAM #1 is a double-sized first issue, 44 pages, full color.
Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
Digital Inks – John Ercek and Jules Rivera
Colors – Andrew Crossley
Letters – AndWorld Design
Cover – Joe Mulvey and Andrew Crossley
Editor – Tyler James and Steven Forbes
Publisher: ComixTribe
Format: 44 pages, Full color
Rarting: Teen + Up
Price: $3.99
©2012 Joe MulveyAnnounced Retailers Carrying SCAM #1 include:

Third Eye Comics – (Pit Boss Retailer! Exclusive Store Variant Available!)
Double Midnight Comics – Manchester, NH
Friendly Neighborhood Comics (SCAM Tour Destination!) Bellingham, MA
Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics (SCAM Tour Destination!) – Lowell, MA
Happy Harbor – Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Alpha Comics – Calgary, Alberta, CA
Jetpack Comics – Rochester, NH
Casablanca Comics – Portland, ME & Windham, ME
Comics Den – Queens, NY
Collector’s Paradise – Canoga Park, CA & Pasadena, CA

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.

NYCC 11 – ComixTribe Releases Preview of New York Comic Con Exclusives

Official Press Release

ComixTribe Releases Preview of New York Comic Con Exclusives

With New York Comic Con just two weeks away, creator-owned comic book publisher ComixTribe has released a free, 60+ page digital preview of five new series that will debut at the show.

ComixTribe Takes Manhattan features an extended first look at EPIC #1.  Written by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James and drawn by Matt Zolman, EPIC is the story of a teenager who gains incredible super powers, only to learn he has but one weakness…beautiful girls.
 

ComixTribe Takes Manhattan

Also featured in this release are first looks at:

  • SCAM #1 by Joe Mulvey, a book about superpowered grifters who believe it’s better to die as a conman than live as a mark.
  • THE RED TEN #1 by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano, a superhero murder mystery that’s Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” meets “The Justice League,” and features a NYCC exclusive cover by CP Wilson, III (Stuff of Legend).
  • The STANDARD  #1 & #2 by John Lees and Jonathon Rector, the first two issues of the award-nominated story of an elderly superhero who comes out of retirement to avenge the death of his former sidekick.
  • RUNNERS #1 by Steve Forbes and Mac Radwanski, a horror book that asks, “In a world over-run by zombies, with humanity on the brink of destruction, what the #$%! are vampires supposed to eat?”

ComixTribe can be found at Booth #2537 in the small press section.
 


Or read it online right here: http://bit.ly/CT_NYCC_O

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