The new set features an illustrious range of top comic book creators, including cards for Alison Bechdel, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and Gail Simone, as well as a combined card for Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, the trio behind the “March” trilogy of graphic novels covering the congressman’s experience in the US Civil Rights movement.
Most importantly, each card in the set of 31 features a redemption code for a free digital comic from comiXology, as selected by the featured creator.
There is a cheeky wink at the infamous shirtless Todd McFarlane snap from Eclipse’s 1992’s Famous Comic Book Creators trading card series, with Chip Zdarsky gamely going topless to strike a similar baseball-bat wielding pose for his card.
Another innovation for series 2 is the addition of “comic book rookie” cards for established novelists Margaret Atwood and Chuck Palahniuk, who have both turned their typing talents to comic scripts in recent years.
ComiXology launched its first Comic Book All Star trading card set at SDCC 2016.
The company will make a limited number of the sets available to con-goers at specific times at both its panels and at its exhibition space in Artist Alley #M3-M4.
The New York Comic Con takes place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 6-9, 2016.
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