Comic book stores get enquiries from potential customers all the time. Wanting them to order this, order that. Sometimes the customers never comes in and picks it up, leaving the comic store to try and sell it elsewhere.
And sometimes this happens. A number of comic book stores have received this e-mail:
Hi, I saw these items in April’s Diamond Previews catalog and Comic Shop News.
When will you be receiving the following comics: SUPERMAN issue #1000 comic book withal’ 10 variant covers (are any signed?) as well as MADE UP ZOMBIE CLOWN CIRCUS and the GEKIDO comic book with all 4 variant versions (it says there’s a Comic-Con version and 2 different signed versions), and also the CLEO Phicen TBLeague Action figure from Gekido (it says the figure has seamless synthetic skin and 28 points of articulation), what do they mean synthetic skin and when is the arrival date for that and the comics?
Here are the Diamond Previews links: GEKIDO #1 (Item Code:APR181372)
CLEO FIGURE (Item Code:DEC178746)
MU ZOMBIE CLOWN CIRCUS (Item Code.APR181748)
SUPERMAN#1000 (Item code:FEB180143)
Please let me know when these items are being released so I know when to come in and pick it up or order them online as we don’t like to pre-order until it’s arrived in case there are delays.
I also read there are signed versions of that Gekido comic by Ice-Ts wife Coco and the other celebrities or something, how much is that version?
Lastly, is there a limit to how many of Superman and Gekido we can get and will the 10 different Superman covers all be standard cover price or will some be more expensive,
Please let me know,
Thanks for your help. Mary
PS. this is my work email and I’m traveling with spotty wifi and may not be able to reply until I return.
Well, the Action Comics #1000 makes it nice and topical… so what of the other items? I have no idea what the Made Up Zombie Clown Circus graphic novel would be doing there, but two of those two items from Beyond Comics reveal a very familiar name, albeit one I haven’t heard of for some time, Graig F Weich.
GEKIDO CLEO 1/6TH SCALE ACTION FIGURE
BEYOND COMICS INC
CLEO DELUXE GIFT SET. Starring COCO AUSTIN as CLEO from the comic GEKIDO. Using her powers to seduce and gain control over the minds of men to do her bidding, Cleo has astonishing ancient secret abilities. TBLeague / Phicen and Graig Weich’s BeyondComics.TV brings you the very first ever licensed 1/6-scale (12″) action figure doll, utilizing cutting-edge, seamless synthetic-skin technology with a titanium steel inner skeleton, allowing for 28 points of posable articulation! It comes with a ton of accessories including 2 Egyptian dogs, throne chair, a comic book and posters!In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
GEKIDO #1 MASKED 48 PG ED
BEYOND COMICS INC
As seen on AMC TV’s Comic Book Men (Kevin Smith) & E! Entertainment Television’s Ice Loves Coco (Ice-T & Coco), and from Image Comics’ Spawn poster artist; Graig Weich of BeyondComics.TV, comes: Gekido(“Wrath” in Japanese), an ageless warrior-assassin fighting throughout the centuries to discover who wiped his memory and why. Clad in protective body armor that harnesses his unlimited power, someone is trying to take control of him. His mission to uncover the lies that have manipulated and destroyed his life is only the beginning. He must fight his way through an ancient merciless Ninja Clan lead by his oldest nemesis, Lord Shinryu (Cary Tagawa; Shang Tsung of Mortal Kombat and star of The Man In The High Castle on Amazon Prime TV) and the Goddess of Seduction, Cleo (Coco Austin from E! TV’s Ice Loves Coco). To save mankind from an evil force to be unleashed, Lord Shinryu is bent on world domination. Also starring Adrianne Curry (Stan Lee’s Super Fans) and Gary “Bababooey” Dell’Abate from The Howard Stern Show.In Shops: Jun 27, 2018
Weich is an absolute huckster of a comic creator and publisher. He did a Spawn pin-up once and has turned it into a career. Launching comic books promising film and multi-media deals for his first dark superhero comic, Codename: Justice, getting TV appearances, and turning each into an endorsement. Celebrities, wrestlers, models, doing everything possible to promote his name and work except, you know, for working on the comics.
Though in response to the events of 9/11, he did write and draw an anti-Islam revenge fantasy called Civilian Justice and then claimed to me it was meant to be a liberal satire that was censored by Diamond, who removed the anti-Bush pages so that it became neo-con propaganda. Which really isn’t how comic publishing and distribution works.
But criticism has never stopped, Graig, he just keeps on going. And his website, BeyondComics.TV, currently features this image…
And calling for orders for the Coco-as-Cleo statue to be made now. So, whether or not Mary is intentionally trying to get comic stores to order the work of Graig F Weich by pretending to be a potential customer, I can’t say.
But it does seem well timed…