ZOOM SUIT - (How to promote your comic, part one)
If you're a Comix Connection Pull/Hold Service subscriber, you may have noticed a flyer in your box recently. The flyer is for the upcoming comic book ZOOM SUIT from Superverse Comics, and is by writer John Taddeo, penciller Billy Dallas Patton, and inker Kris Justice. (Future covers will be by artists Bob Layton, Gene Colan, Bart Sears, Jim Starlin, Billy Tucci, keron Grant and others.) The neat thing about this comic is that the publisher and writer contacted us to see if we would like flyers to give out to our customers. I replied to the affirmative, and they sent out enough flyers and trading cards to enable us to give one out to each of our Box Holders in both stores, plus a stack for the counter! Additionally, they included preview copies of the comic book, posters and a very nice HAND-WRITTEN letter thanking us for our interest. This is how you promote your comic... this will create about 1000 impressions, and I'm sure some of those impressions will result in sold comics - because ZOOM SUIT is FUN! The ZOOM SUIT preview issue (which will be at both stores in the Preview Comics Notebook shortly for your perusal) begins with the crash of an alien spaceship in a field in Roswell back in 1947... and leads to a powered armor suit ending up in the hands of a young boy! There are many nods to comic book and pop culture cliches along the way, done in a very dorky/fun way. But probably the most stunning thing about this comic is the printing quality of the book itself - it's truly incredible! Liberal use of metallic inks to great effect make this comic seem at times like you're looking at animation cels! Incredible. (By the way, ZOOM SUIT is also a short film!) When you stop by the store at least take a few minutes and check it out. Any publisher who takes the time to provide everyone with promotional stuff is doing the right thing, and we need to always support and encourage these efforts! It's the least WE can do.