It’s No SCAM, Mulvey Pays Tribute to Creator-Owned Comics

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

February 2, 2012 — New York, NY —  Joe Mulvey is creating a series of homage first printing sketch covers for SCAM #1based on a number of his favorite recent creator-owned comics.

“The reason I decided to do the homage sketch covers is to bring more attention to the amazing contributions of the independent comics scene. The books I’m referencing are those I’ve enjoyed and that have affected my storytelling and enjoyment of comics in one way or another. I hope that everyone who picks up a sketch cover copy of SCAM #1 or even just sees one, will be curious enough about the image to go search out the original inspiration. There’s too much talent within the comics industry for the Big Two to contain, and these books are a prime example of just that.” — Joe Mulvey

So far, Mulvey has done homage covers to popular creator owned titles such as Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon’s  Heart, Nathon Edmonson and Tonci Zonjic’s  Who Is Jake Ellis, and Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore’s  The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, from Image comics. Mulvey (@joemulv) has been Tweeting images of these sketch cover variants daily, and posting  the collection on the  SCAM  website.

  Scam is packed with exciting moments and offers up enough of a twist on the genre that readers will find it enjoyable and fresh. It’s a genuine treat and I’m optimistic it’ll continue to deliver as the series progresses.    ~ Miguel Perez,    IGN  

SCAM#1 Has Sold Out At Distributor Level

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: SCAM has sold out and if you’re itching for your copy check out some of our retailers or buy online.

   SCAM  #1   Retailers


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Artist  Edition  Available  In  Store  and  Online

SCAM #1  Artist Edition Sketch Cover, featuring an original cover sketch by Joe Mulvey. These are limited to 100, signed, numbered.  Note:  Additional Artist Edition covers can be purchased for $24.99.

Retailers  with  a  SCAM  #1  Sketch  Cover  Variants

Friendly Neighborhood  Comics  –  Bellingham, MA
Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics  – Lowell, MA
Third Eye Comics  – Annapolis and Prince Frederick, MD
Collectors Paradise    –  Winnetka and Pasadena, CA
Collectors Corner  – Baltimore, MD
New England Comics  –  Malden, MA
MaximuM Comics  –  Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
Double Midnight Comics  – Manchester, NH
Alpha Comics  – Calgary, Alberta, CA
Chris’ Comics  – Salem, NH
Casablanca Comics  – Portland, ME & Windham, ME
NewCastle Comics  –  Maryland Heights, MO
CornerStore Comics / Beach Ball Comics  – Anaheim, CA

Order SCAM#1 Artist Variant Cover Online


New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA)  store tour: Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 11:ooam – 1:30pm –  Friendly Neighborhood Comics  in Bellingham, MA Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 3:3o-5:30pm –  Jetpack Comics  at  37 North Main St.  Rochester, NH

 Interested  in  being  a  SCAM  Retailer?

ComixTribe has green lit a  second printing  of  SCAM #1  with a new variant cover, which will go to press on February 15 alongside  THE RED TEN #2, scheduled for a February 29th release. If interested feel free to contact Tyler James at

Read an 8-Page Preview of SCAM #1!

SCAM#1 is a double-size first issue, 44 pages, full colour SCAM  follows a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives, taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.      Story & Art  – Joe Mulvey      Digital Inks  – John Ercek and Jules Rivera      Colors –  Andrew Crossley      Letters –  AndWorld Design      Cover –  JoeMulvey and Andrew Crossley      Editor –  Tyler James and Steven Forbes      Publisher: ComixTribe      Format: 44 pages, Full color      Rarting: Teen + Up      Price: $3.99 ©2012 Joe Mulvey

Joe Mulvey  is a freelance graphic artist from NYC, trying to spread his love of comics and take over the world one panel at a time. Visit him at, or follow him on Twitter  @joemulv.



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