Palm Beach, FL - Still a full month before the April 26debut of Zoom Suit #1, an ungraded copy has sold online for $100. Zoom Suitcreator John Taddeo has donated 100 percent of the sale to the HumaneSociety.
First reported in Comics Buyer's Guide #1617 (June 2006 cover date, on salenow), the extremely rare "Film Festival Edition" variant of Zoom Suit #1 wasdistributed to friends and early supporters of the Zoom Suit project. Thefew remaining copies were listed online at the Superverse web site at $100per copy. The first was purchased within 48 hours of the listing by longtimecomic fan Andrew Hamlin of Texas.
"It was an easy decision," said Hamlin. "Great story, great art, hugepotential and it helps a charity I support. John Taddeo has nurtured afantastic comic supported by a fun web site and animated short that helpmake comics fun again. Zoom Suit rocks!"
Located at the Superverse web site (www.superverse.com), the Superverse Direct online store containsitems not available for sale anywhere else. Rare variants, posters,lithographs, clothing and more can all be purchased here.
"The reaction to Zoom Suit has been a dream come true, but I never thoughtI'd see the collector interest pique like this," said Taddeo. "I haven'tseen anything like this since my time at Marvel with Platinum Spider-Man#1."
About Zoom Suit:
Zoom Suit has appeared in over 60 film festivals since the world premiere atthe Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won"Best Animation" from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit hasbeen featured in film festivals across the country, including New York City,Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, FortLauderdale, Michigan, San Francisco and San Diego where it was an officialselection of the 2005 San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit hasgarnered numerous awards including "Best in Show," "Grand Festival Award,"and multiple "Best Animation" awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will beviewed by over 500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic,written by John Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring coversby Gene Colan, Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned forrelease in April, 2006. For more information or artwork, please visit theZoom Suit web site at