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May the 4th Be With You, With New Han Solo and Iron Man Limited Editions

Hola, folks! John Tyler Christopher here.

First of all, a huge THANK YOU to everyone in the wake of last month’s presales of the Poe Dameron #1 black-and-white and Black Panther #1 Negative Space limited editions. Your response was tremendous, and the first half of April passed in a wild blur of boxes and shipping labels as we were getting everybody their orders. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your patience and your enthusiasm for these variant covers. That’s my reward right there.

I hadn’t been planning to do another variant for a while, but as my dad always says, “You have to make hay while the sun shines.” Yes, the dust has hardly settled from last time, but I’m ready to rinse and repeat this craziness next month, because I’m thrilled to announce TWO MORE LIMITED EDITIONS (and they’re doozies):

- A full-color HAN SOLO Bespin Outfit Action Figure for Han Solo #1
- A full-color IRON MAN Negative Space cover for the Civil War II #1 double issue

Both will be available for presale on May the Fourth (be with you), just two days before Marvel Studios’ hotly anticipated “Captain America: Civil War” opening!

In addition, I’m pleased to offer a graded signature series version of the new Han Solo edition with a guaranteed CGC grade 9.6 or better. You’ll get a signed book that we’ll have certified and encapsulated for you. Ordering here will probably be the fastest way to get a signed, graded copy of this variant!

We’re also going to offer a “negative space” combo pack with “Captain America: Civil War” stars Iron Man and Black Panther.

Finally, I’ve got some FREE downloads for you as well. Details at the end of this email!

But first, let me tell you about the books.
May the 4th be with… the coolest Han Solo ever!
Don’t get me wrong, Han Solo is always cool. He’s Han freaking Solo.

But for this variant of Han Solo #1, we’re talking Han from “The Empire Strikes Back.” We’re talking Cloud-City-cool Han (and I don’t mean the frozen-in-carbonite thing). It’s that dark blue jacket and the swagger. There’s no doubt about it: Bespin is the new black.

I’ve really enjoyed creating the Action Figure covers, from the first Luke Skywalker and the original Han Solo variants I did for Star Wars #1 and #2, to the color and black-and-white Boba Fett versions, and finally to this one—my second full-color Star Wars Action Figure variant, Han Solo.

For me, the series recaptures all the original excitement of discovering Star Wars as a kid and actually playing with these little plastic toys, with not the foggiest idea that they’d be worth a killing later if I’d just left them in the original packaging. It’s too late now, but it’s not too late for the limited edition covers. Especially if you didn’t get your hands on the Han Solo Star Wars #2, this new variant does let you collect them all.

Iron Man: The “negative space” series continues!
Civil War and I have a past. Did you know that?

Back in the day, before I’d ever really touched a comic book page, I got to watch the renowned inker Dexter Vines working on the original “Civil War” comic. It was the first comic book I ever saw being created, and it was a mind-blowing experience!

The rest is history, but now you know where it all started.

This variant cover lets me bring together an awesome character and a beloved art style that I’ve been refining over the years. I know I’ve raved to you before about 19th-century illustrator Coles Phillips. His signature use of negative space in his art has inspired me to push the limits of comic book cover art. I’m proud of the “negative space” series, and Iron Man, with his arc reactor core, lends himself incredibly well to the style. It’s all the more exciting that I get to bring Iron Man to you on May 4, two days before Marvel Studios’ blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters. Did I mention that already? I’m kind of excited about it.

Note that Civil War II #1 is a big, fat, juicy double issue with a full 56 pages. As a bonus, we’re still offering it at the $10 price, although the size affects shipping costs a little. Still, it’s more fun reading for you, comics fans!

How will presales work?
We’re organizing the presale process a little bit differently this time around. Rather than have a pre-pre-sale like before, I’m promising one copy of each limited edition to every one of my past customers who’s interested in getting one during the presale.

It’s my way of recognizing your ongoing support of my work, and really, it’s only fair. When the black-and-white Boba Fett Star Wars #7 sold out in just 13 minutes, lots of dedicated fans missed out, especially depending on their time zones. You shouldn’t have to do a virtual Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs just to get your copy, know what I mean?

This time around, there’ll be no need to merge orders and wait for shipping refunds! If you’ve bought from us before and you place your order within the first 24 hours of the presale, you WILL BE GUARANTEED ONE COPY OF EACH LIMITED EDITION, regardless of whether we’re sold out or not!

We'll be receiving the books on June 1st, and begin processing orders. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for shipping and handling.

If you have any questions about shipping, check out our FAQs. I’d also like to add that our humble operation learns a ton with every sale, and the last round was no exception. We’re trying very hard to make our sales and shipping process run more smoothly and efficiently, to give you the best experience possible.

Stay tuned for more details, and save these dates!

Presale: 6PM EST, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Han Solo #1
JTC | Han Solo Bespin Outfit Action Figure full-color variant edition
$20

Han Solo #1, Signature Series (9.6 or better)
JTC | Han Solo Bespin Outfit Action Figure full-color variant edition, signature series graded version (CGC grade 9.6 or higher guaranteed)
$70

Civil War II #1 double issue
JTC | Iron Man Negative Space full-color variant edition
$10

AND

Negative Space Combo Pack
Civil War II #1
JTC | Iron Man Negative Space full-color variant edition
with
Black Panther #1
JTC | Black Panther Negative Space full-color variant edition
$30
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That's awesome man! Where do I see the pic?
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
Can I take a look at the Civil War variants? Also, what kinda rates for international shipping?
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http://johntylerchristopher.com/
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Collector WCollecbales private msg quote post Address this user
Oh, awesome your actually John Tyler Christopher? Amazing work man I literally have 1/2 a short box full of your covers!
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It's the man himself
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Oh, awesome your actually John Tyler Christopher? Amazing work man I literally have 1/2 a short box full of your covers!
No. He sends out emails to past customers. I copied and pasted it here for everyone.
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I'll be doing a grading op for it for CBCS if anyone wants in. I represent John's art. So I'll be posting it soon.
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I'll be doing a grading op for it for CBCS if anyone wants in. I represent John's art. So I'll be posting it soon.

I'm interested in a Han Solo. Let me know about the details, please.
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Woo hoooo!!!!!!
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The Star Wars action Figure Variant train keeps on rolling along and i keep buying ! thanks JTC ! ill take 4 SOLO ,,, plus may 4th yup thats my B-DAY :P
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I will definitely be adding this to my Black Panther one. JTC is one cool hombre and an innovative artist.
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Hi guys and gals. MGA will be offering John Tyler Christopher's Han Solo & Iron Man variants tomorrow on our site and here for all of CBCS collectors at 6 pm. Supplies are very limited. We also have a few Black Panthers and Poe B&W variants in stock for those who may want to get them graded or raw. We guarantee 9.6 or better.

In addition if anyone wants their other JTC variants signed or graded feel free to ask. We can get it done.

Han Solos will be running $70 + shipping. Each purchase will include a book. Signature series & fast track

Iron man will be running $60 + shipping. Each purchase will include a book. Signature series & fast track
Thank you all and look forward to hearing from you.
Mike
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@MGA

Hi. What's the actual print run on the new Han Solo? JTC used to list the actual number on the sale page, but now it just says supplies are limited?
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@MGA

JTC is not replying to any messages sent over the past week about the actual print run of the new Han Solo AF variant. I saw someone pre-selling large quantities of this book on ebay for $9.99

Would it be better to wait and buy this book on ebay for $5.00 in a couple months if the print run is so high? After all, JTC still has "a few Black Panthers and Poe B&W variants in stock" left over from his last sale.

Thanks.
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Not sure of that just yet. I'm guessing 3 to 4k is the usual. he doesn't release that number till after it closes.
Hope that helps.

Mike
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