San Diego Comic Con Variants - 36 Hours Only
July 23, 2014

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Howdy!

I have been inundated with questions about why I have not yet sent out a newsletter about this year's San Diego Comic-Con. I apologize for my delay, but we have been insanely busy, first with working out all of the logistic issues that related to setting up our huge booth, and then with helping fans once the dealer's room opened. In all honesty, I have never attended a SDCC where I was quite so overwhelmed...


Photo of our 2014 SDCC crew.

The good news is that initial response to our efforts has seemingly been universally positive. Everyone likes the design and layout of our booth, and we seem to have picked the right material to bring. As a direct result, our sales were up by 50% over last year during Wednesday evening's 3-hour preview session. Thursday morning has begun at an even faster pace than last night, so this show is starting off really well! I am cautiously optimistic at this point that we will, indeed, reach that seemingly impossible $50,000 break-even point that I mentioned in one of last week's newsletters. Wish us luck...


Photo of our 2014 SDCC booth.

As regards this year's convention, the big news is the major influx of families. I cannot ever recall a SDCC with such a high percentage of fans under the age of ten. Sunday has been the traditional day for families to get in at discount rates, but today we are already seeing coveys of young fans happily trooping through the aisles. I attribute this trend to the vast popularity of comics in the movies.


Photo of the aisles.

Another trend I immediately noticed was an increased fixation with exclusives. Practically every publisher and manufacturer now seeks to cover some if their costs by creating very low print run items, and then offering those items only through their own booth. This has created some ugly crowd control situations, as well as very long lines that obstruct many aisles. I heard that 4,500 fans swarmed the one toy booth last night, and that the situation around another toy booth became so unruly that they called off their promotion, at least until they could get it better organized today.


Photo of the long lines.

As regards the traditional San Diego Comic-Con exclusive toys and comics that we traditionally offer you upon our return, so many dealers ordered them that they were all allocated this year. We were only allowed, for example, to only have a mere 25% of our initial order on the very desireable SDCC ROCKET RACCOON #1 variant. The situation was even more dire on the SDCC HARLEY QUINN statue, which was grossly under-produced at 1,000 units. We are expecting to totally sell out of all of our HARLEY statues by Sunday.


Harley Quinn SDCC 2014 exlcusive statue.

All of the above having been said, I have decided to go ahead and offer everyone who reads this newsletter a shot at this year's SDCC exclusives immediately, rather than waiting until the show ends. What we will do is to set aside enough copies to fill our orders, and have those copies fly back to Denver with Will and Lynne on Monday evening, and will begin shipping them on Tuesday.

All of the above having been said, please remember that our supplies on all of these exclusives are very limited, and that we are selling them here at the show as fast as we can restock our exclusives table display. If you want them, please, please, please (!) order these immediately (in the NOTES SECTION) after finishing reading this newsletter, as we just cannot guarantee that we will have them in stock past tomorrow morning, and we may even sell out of some overnight, tonight. Also, please be aware that we have only 8 HARLEY QUINN statues available at the $200 price point, and I will need to drive those statues back to Denver by Wednesday. FYI, I already saw an eBay buy-it-now listing last evening for the statue at $260. Lots of fans are now paying their convention costs by flipping con exclusives immediately...


Batman Original Art: Neal Adams,
George Perez, Tone Rodriguez,
BUZZ!, Joel Adams, Matt Waite,
Batton Lash, Steve Oatney,
Monte Moore, Dan Conner,
Kristina Bad Hand, David Wong,
Bob Luedke, and Tony Fleecs.

My last item for today is a plug for a benefit auction for an amazing piece of original BATMAN art that we have listed on eBay right now. Organized and conceptualized by our beloved Joshua Andrews, this great art piece was drawn by 14 of the artists who attended our Denver Comic-Con Opening Night Party. They all added their own interpetations of BATMAN around a beautiful original BATMAN head sketch by Neal Adams! Joshua asked our artist guests to contribute to this one-of-a-kind collaboration specifically so that we could auction it for the benefit of the Denver Children's Advocacy Center, a registered 501 C-3charity that runs a large safehouse and counseling center for kids that have been sexually abused. The high auction bid for this unique piece is currently at $999.99, which I think is very low, especially considering that it is so very large.

Happy collecting!

Chuck Rozanski,
President-Mile High Comics, Inc.

July 24, 2014



Here are all of this year's San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items, along with prices and print runs. All prices are subject to revision as of noon, Saturday, with no leeway allowed on orders received after that point.

EXTINCTION PARADE: WAR #1 (MR) - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 2,000 copies.
$9.95

ADVENTURE TIME #30 - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 3,000 copies.
$9.95

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #47 - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 5,000 copies.
$9.95

TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 - SDCC 2014 EDITION CVR A

Limited to 3,000 copies.
$9.95

TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 - SDCC 2014 EDITION CVR B

Limited to 3,000 copies.
$9.95

TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 - SDCC 2014 EDITION CVR C

Limited to 600 copies.
$29.95

BLACK SCIENCE #7 - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 3,000 copies.
$9.95

ROCKET RACCOON #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG B&W VARIANT - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 5,000 copies.
$9.95

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 B&W VARIANT - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 4,000 copies.
$9.95

THE LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG B&W VARIANT - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 5,000 copies.
$9.95

UNCANNY X-MEN #23 MINIMATES VARIANT - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 5,000 copies.
$9.95

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1 - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 3,000 copies.
$9.95

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1 - SDCC 2014 EDITION

Limited to 3,000 copies.
$9.95

Past eMail NewsLetters:
July 20, 2014 - San Diego Comic Con Variants - 36 Hours Only - July 24, 2014...
July 20, 2014 - New Comics Titles For This Week - July 23, 2014...
July 18, 2014 - Free GROO VS. CONAN #1 plus Harley Quinn and Deadpool...
July 16, 2014 - Free MHC Exclusive San Diego Variants...
July 14, 2014 - Free SPIDER-MAN 2099 (2014) #1 - J. Scott Campbell, Young Baby...
July 13, 2014 - New Comics Titles For This Week - July 16, 2014...
July 11, 2014 - Free San Diego Comic-Con HARLEY QUINN Special Edition...
July 11, 2014 - 100,000+ Comics Half Price... (Retail Store Event)
July 9, 2014 - Free DEADPOOL and HARLEY QUINN...
July 3, 2014 - 40% Off Comics Trade Paperbacks and Hardbacks... (Retail Store Event)
July 1, 2014 - Free Young Baby Variants...
June 28, 2014 - DC Books 50% Off - Free ROCKET RACCOON #1...
June 26, 2014 - Half Price Silver Age Comics Sale...
June 26, 2014 - 100,000+ Comics Leaving Jason St. In 19 Days... (Retail Store Event)
June 23, 2014 - Free DC Comics BOMBSHELL Variants...
June 18, 2014 - Half Price Back Issues plus Superhero Videos...
June 16, 2014 - Free DC BOMBSHELL Variants plus Comics Party YouTube Links...
June 13, 2014 - Chuck's Cosplay Performance Video...
June 12, 2014 - Comic-Con Party TONIGHT... (Retail Store Event)
June 10, 2014 - Video Tour of Mile High Comics...
June 9, 2014 - More Comic-Con News Mike Grell and Mike Baron At Mile High Comics... (Retail Store Event)
June 7, 2014 - Free Denver Comic-Con Party This Thursday... (Retail Store Event)
June 4, 2014 - Denver Comic-Con Party Costume Contest - $2,000 in Prizes... (Retail Store Event)
June 3, 2014 - Free GAMBIT First Appearance - X-MEN ANNUAL 14...
May 29, 2014 - Updated Denver Comic-Con Party News... (Retail Store Event)
May 27, 2014 - Denver Comic-Con Variants plus Half Price Comics...
May 22, 2014 - Huge Comics Sale This Weekend plus George Pérez News... (Retail Store Event)
May 21, 2014 - DEADPOOL and VAMPIRELLA Denver Comic-Con Exclusive Variants...
May 20, 2014 - Denver Comic-Con Party News... (Retail Store Event)
May 19, 2014 - Half Price SWEETHEART Comics Sale Continues...
May 16, 2014 - Comics Auction Results From Last Month... (Retail Store Event)
May 15, 2014 - Half Price Comics Sale Returns - Free ORIGINAL SIN...
May 15, 2014 - Comics Auction Saturday and Denver Comic-Con Party News... (Retail Store Event)
May 14, 2014 - Mile High Comics News...
May 6, 2014 - Half Price Comics plus Free X-MEN Comics Offer...
May 2, 2014 - Free Comic Book Day Begins at Midnight - Meet Fonzie At Jason St.... (Retail Store Event)
May 1, 2014 - Last Chance For 2014 Free Comic Book Day Editions...
April 29, 2014 - Free Comic Book Day Is This Saturday - Fonzie Will Appear... (Retail Store Event)
April 28, 2014 - More Free Comic Book Day News...
April 26, 2014 - 2014 Free Comic Book Day Editions Now Available For Advance Order...
April 25, 2014 - Free Comic Book Day News!... (Retail Store Event)
April 23, 2014 - Order Your AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 Variants Today...
April 21, 2014 - Free 1991 X-MEN and SPIDER-MAN issues...
April 18, 2014 - Half Price Back Issue Comics - Free DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE...
April 17, 2014 - Receive 60% Off Back Issues - 50% Off Trades and Hardbacks... (Retail Store Event)
April 16, 2014 - 50% Off Comics Sale Continues...
April 15, 2014 - Star Wars Wedding Sunday - Earn 60% Off On Back Issues... (Retail Store Event)
April 14, 2014 - Free SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 Offer Ends Wednesday...
April 11, 2014 - Free SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN Final Issue...
April 9, 2014 - Mile High Comics GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Variants...
April 8, 2014 - 500+ Silver Age Comics Auction This Saturday, Toys, Statues, Original Comics Art... (Retail Store Event)
April 7, 2014 - Private Comics Collection Arrives - 20,000+ Issues...
April 4, 2014 - Half Price Comics Sale - Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image...
April 3, 2014 - Huge Collection of Marvel and DC Comics At Jason St. ... (Retail Store Event)
April 2, 2014 - Marvel Comics Books On Sale...
March 31, 2014 - Amazing Spider-Man #1 Mile High Comics Variant Edition...
March 28, 2014 - 800 Silver Age Marvel Comics - SPM #1, X-Men #94, DD #1, more!...
March 27, 2014 - 800 Silver Age Marvel Comics Arrive - SPM #1, DD #1, X-Men #94... (Retail Store Event)
March 26, 2014 - Chuck Buys Nine Tons Of Comics!...
March 24, 2014 - Rare Comics - Hulk 181, SPM 129, X-Men 94, more...
March 21, 2014 - Comics Collections Wanted - We're Buying!...
March 20, 2014 - Comics Trade Paperbacks and Hardbacks Sale... (Retail Store Event)
March 19, 2014 - Free BATMAN Blank Cover Variant...


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