The Logistics of Sketch Covers
For 'The Shadow' #1
Published: 04/20/2012 02:49am
Then when printing the orders for the entire print run, 500 "guts" were set aside, and the sketch covers were hand fed into the binder to be bound to the interiors. Bound copies were hand trimmed.
Shipments were coordinated from Diamond's Timonium headquarters to avoid the potential for damage in normal handling. Then shipments were made with the furthest stores first to have copies arrive by the on sale date of the regular edition.
Less than 250 copies each of the sketch cover editions exist; the top prices we’re seeing on eBay are around $500. Dynamite Entertainment is also using the sketch covers as prizes for its comic store display contest.
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