April 19th, 2013

Doctor Whooves

Alice, Let's Cheat

For the most part, I don't care about comics with blank covers.  (For those of you who don't know, they are comics printed with the same insides, but the cover has the title, issue number, and that's it.  The idea is to take it to you favorite artist and have them draw a sketch.  Then you have a genuine, one of a kind alternate cover collectible.)

Then I find out they are doing blanks for the Twilight Sparkle one-shot from My Little Pony -- Friendship Is Magic.  As Twilight is my favorite character, I decide to look into it.  Maybe even do my own sketch on it.

Limited to 500 copies.  Not a good sign.


Rarity - Kidding

The others are just as expensive.  The only exception is for #6 of the regular series, which has blanks going for $10, some higher.

So my desire to acquire these is running into direct conflict with the awareness that I'm being had.  I mean, yeah, I'd love to make my own cover.  But for that price, I'd rather let an actual pro draw on it.

But then, a thought hits me.  I've often said that one of the perks of self-publishing my own comics is I can do whatever I want with them.  Collect them in an omnibus.  Make whatever page count.

Make blank covers.

I have two Doctor Whooves comics so far, with a third being readied for the end of the year.  Nothing says I can't make all of them regulars and also make blanks to get pros to sketch on.  And best of all, I get aaaaaaaaaaaaaall the blanks I want for the same price as the regular books (about $2.50 each).

If you can't join them, beat them.