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]
It’s November and that means that The Philippine Komiks Convention: Komikon Grande 2018 is right around the corner!
Unlike in past conventions, this will be the first time that I will be participating as an exhibitor on both days of the convention.[i]
The Lindol Comics creative team of Randy Valiente and yours truly will also be officially launching the second and third issues of Lindol. Remember guys, if you pick up all three issues (#1 – #3), you’ll get the Issue #2 and Issue #3 posters for free![ii]
While on an out-of-town trip with some friends, we decided to stop by SM City San Pablo for lunch. It was our first time there and SM sure made the most of their lot. They had their staple department store and grocery sections but only an exiguous number of restaurants.
The good thing though is that SM City San Pablo did manage to squeeze in a small branch of Booksale among their many lessees. Highest marks SM! Anyway, I found a copy of PowersVolume 4: Supergroup and Volume 5: Anarchy[i] and decided to pick them up largely because of the Powers double-splash page homage that writer Joshua Williamson and artist Mike Henderson put into Nailbiter #7[ii].
What then is Powers? To be honest, I didn’t know much past it being a Brian Michael Bendis book. It turns out that Bendis and Powers artist Michael Avon Oeming use a very generous–and I do mean generous–amount of panels to convey a scene.
I think by the time I am done reading these Powers books, I’d have my own Powers homage layout in mind for a future issue of ObIsessions.
[i] The following day, I found and purchased Powers Volume 2: Role-play in Booksale’s V-Mall branch. Anyone know where I can get my hands on Volume 1: Who Killed Retro Girl and Volume 3: Little Deaths? This is a nice little quest since I don’t usually buy physical TPB’s anymore. You know, lack of space and all.
[ii] If you haven’t read that issue yet, put down what your doing right now and read Nailbiter. Their 30-issue run ended last March 2017.