Official Press Release
The hardcover edition of Darwyn Cooke's Captain America cover for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40 has sold out at the publisher level, Gemstone Publishing has reported. The announcement came a week before the Guide's big 40th anniversary edition goes on sale Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at comic shops across North America and at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
"Retailers will be getting their full orders, and Diamond Comic Distributors should have a limited number remaining of the Captain America hardcover edition, but it will be small quantity. Our last single copies at Gemstone were advance ordered on Tuesday, July 13," said J.C. Vaughn, Gemstone's Associate Publisher. "We're very pleased with the level of support for the Guide this year and look forward to people's reactions to the book. This anniversary edition has a lot of great material in it."
The Captain America soft cover and both the hardcover and soft cover editions of Mark Chiarello's Batman cover also remain available for reorder from Diamond. Gemstone has small quantities of those versions available on its website as well.
Overstreet Events at Comic-Con International: San Diego
At Comic-Con, signings are scheduled at Diamond Comic Distributors, booth #2401, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, with Guide founder, author and publisher Robert M. Overstreet.
A panel celebrating the history and impact of the Guide will be held on Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM in Room 3 with former CGC President & Primary Grader Steve Borock, CBG's Maggie Thompson, historian Jon McClure, Guide staffers J.C. Vaughn and Mark Huesman and special guests.
Also on Thursday, beginning at 4:30 PM, Bob Overstreet will be the guest of the Hero Initiative at a special meet and greet also featuring colorist Dean White. The Avengers and Kick-Ass colorist worked his magic on The Hero Initiative's exclusive, limited edition Conan The Barbarian #1 recreation cover version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40, which will be available only from The Hero Initiative. To participate in this event, which will be limited to five fans, search eBay for auction #300445822859.