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Promotional Comics I

Promotional Comics I Featuring comic books that were obtained through non-traditional channels

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  • 12-page promotional mini-comic produced by Marvel for Combos Stuffed Snacks
  • Measures 4 inches x 5.75 inches
  • 1st appearance and origin of Combo Man, a college student who gained superpowers after being bombarded with radiation while carrying comic books and Combos
  • The character is comprised of:
  • The Incredible Hulk's hair
  • Cyclops' visor
  • Iron Man's faceplate
  • Magneto's cape
  • Upper part of Punisher chest emblem
  • Lower part of Captain America's chest emblem
  • Sabretooth's biceps
  • Daredevil's forearms (armored)
  • Carnage's arms
  • Spider-Man's hands
  • The Human Torch's knees
  • Silver Surfer's calves
  • Appeared in one other comic - Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal #1 (2019)
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  • Promotional comic book produced by the American Backflow Prevention Association
  • 8-page story to increase awareness of responsible water usage in residential homes
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  • Giveaway edition, Not For Resale in place of the UPC box
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  • Newspaper insert distributed by the New York Daily News, later solicited as a physical comic book
  • Awareness campaign for New York City's public employment services utilizing Peter Parker as a job-seeker
  • *value unknown
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Mid $90
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High $260
  • One-shot, IDW Media Holdings variant
  • Produced exclusively for IDW shareholders in January 2017
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High $65
  • 12-page promotional giveaway from Hitachi
  • The Fantastic Four battle M.O.D.O.K. in virtual reality
  • Value represents standard comic book but there is also a 3D version
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  • 7-page promotional giveaway featuring Death from the Sandman series
  • AIDS awareness story with Death demonstrating how to properly wear a condom using a banana as a prop
  • Guest-starring John Constantine who provides the banana
  • Originally printed in Shade the Changing Man #32
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  • Cover art by Dave McKean, story by Brian Carroll AKA Buckethead, a musician best known for wearing a KFC bucket on his head and a Michael Myers-type mask while performing
  • 16-page promotional comic book originally intended as a giveaway for the 'Giant Robot' album but later used for the 'Monsters and Robots' release
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  • 8-page black & white mini-comic
  • Promotional giveaway created for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project to create awareness on keeping storm drains clean
  • Issue measures 4.5" x 5.5". There exists unauthorized reproductions that measure 8.5" x 11"
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  • Promotional copy given away at the 2020 ALA (American Libraries Association) Midwinter Conference and Exhibition
  • Back cover is different than the original copy in that it outlines the marketing strategy for the new series
  • 780 copies were printed
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Mid $615
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  • 8-page promotional comic meant to instruct Americans on how to survive a nuclear attack
  • Issued by the Ohio Office of Civil Defense
  • Topics include: identifying an impending attack, understanding different air raid sirens, how to react to the bright flash of a detonation, how to decontaminate from radioactive debris and more
  • Back cover displays death toll projections if a nuclear event occurs
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  • Promotional comic given away at Gamestop with the purchase of the 2007 TMNT video game
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  • Promotional giveaway distributed through the Denver Post advertising M&F Department stores
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High $110
  • Promotional movie tie-in for Iron Man 2
  • Obtained by purchasing a limited edition offering of the cologne 'Only the Brave' by Diesel
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High $130
  • Promotional giveaway commissioned by BBDO New York ad agency and its Diversity Council
  • 'Heroes Welcome' by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Brooks addresses diversity, creativity and acceptance
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  • Promotional giveaway distributed with the Elektra movie DVD
  • Reprint of Elektra's first appearance in #168
  • 'Not For Resale' printed in the lower left-hand side
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  • 2nd appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Mini-comic distributed with the Sega video game
  • 8-page preview of Sonic the Hedgehog #0 (1993)
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Mid $565
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High $1.3k
  • Promotional comic book given away at E3 in 1996 for a game that was far along in it's development but never released after the developer, GameTek went bankrupt
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High $90
  • Scarce promotional exclusive produced for a licensing partnership with Infogrames, a video game developer
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  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 distributed in 1998 by the US Post Office commemorating 50 years of Superman
  • Scarce issue, sealed with a book of Superman stamps