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Share Your Story: What happened to your Lindol Comics Blank Cover Variant? (January 27, 2019)

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Antiquity by Randy Valiente (From the collection of Mr. Olan Amago)

After the dust has settled

After back-to-back monster events[i] to start out Lindol Comics’ convention schedule for 2019, a thought occurred to me this afternoon while I was working on the script for Issue #5:

“What have people been doing with their Lindol Blank Cover Variants?”

How we got here

Published in September 2017, the print run of the first issue stood at a solid 500 copies with 100 designated as the limited edition blank cover variant[ii].  Now, between the creative team’s complimentary copies, advance orders, and convention sales–more than a few are currently circulating locally and abroad.

So, I am curious, if you own one of our blank cover variants…how did you make use of them?

Are they stored for safe keeping?  Did you have a commission done by Lindol co-creator Randy Valiente? Maybe another artist worked their magic on it?  Did you have it graded?[iii]

Share with us your story.

Been around the world and I I I…

Much like Lisa Stansfield, Lindol Comics truly has been around the world.  Aside from the Philippines, it has reached several points and territories of the United States.  Among them: California, New Orleans, and Guam.

During New York Comic Con this past October, my blank cover variant made its rounds in Artist Alley as well as the main convention floor.  Several artists and writers were nice enough to personalize it with autographs and quick sketches.  Batman writer Tom King even had a chance to quickly go through it while signing the book and offered some nice words about the issue.

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From Left to Right – Front Cover: Tom King (Batman), Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man), Jim Jimenez and Dennis Crisostomo (Epik Studios), Brian Shearer (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Alex Sanchez (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Nick Spencer (The Superior Foes of Spider-Man). Back Cover: Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Zack Kaplan (Eclipse), Magdalene Visaggio (Rick and Morty Presents Sleepy Gary), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty), Sarah Stern (Rick and Morty), Steve McNiven (Civil War, Nemesis), Omi Remalante (Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman), Peter David (Spider-Man 2099), Jess Stone (Rick and Morty), Jonathan Lau (Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman), Jim Zub (Glitterbomb), Bengali (Death or Glory), and Mike Vasquez (Rick and Morty)

How to get your own copy

If you are interested in purchasing an Issue #1 Blank Cover Variant or any of our other books, kindly email me here.

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[i] The Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival (January 20, 2019) and Ayala Museum’s Pagbati sa Hari: A Day of Komik Pop-Ups and Talks Celebrating 100 Years of Francisco V. Coching centennial event (January 26, 2019).
[ii] Lindol #2 and #3 also have their own Blank Cover Variants.  A run of 12 copies were produced for each issues.
[iii] I recently sent my personal copy to Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) for grading.

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