I know it must feel like stocking small-press titles can be a bit of a gamble. Let me address a few concerns about carrying this series…
#1) Is OXYMORON just another Joker knock-off?
While we’re certainly trading on the killer-clown motief which has been around for centuries, and visual cues similar to The Joker to get readers’ attention, the core concept of a contradiction-obsessed killer is original and let’s us explore unique territory.
Likewise, keeping the visual elements but stripping away the super-hero trappings for this story will likely broaden its appeal to non-cape horror and crime thriller fans.
#2) Independent books release on erratic schedules. Will this series actually come out?
I get the frustration. Your business thrives on the monthly release schedule, and many small-press books struggle in that regards.
Last year, we released AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE on a monthly schedule, and not surprisingly, it turned into ComixTribe's most successful series yet. That’s why we’ve been banking issues and are far ahead of schedule.
You can read full PDFs of OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare #1 and #2, and the series will be complete prior to issue #1 hitting the shelves in August. This book will come out on a monthly schedule.
#3) Why should I invest in a small, self-contained title like this?
Besides the fact that it’s a great read, OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare is a brilliant entry point for new readers into the ComixTribe backlist.
Fans of this series may be interested in checking out the Oxymoron’s first appearance in the pages of THE RED TEN(MAR151158), the first volume of which is available in soft or hardcover through Diamond.
There is also a hardcover collection of OXYMORON short stories, OXYMORON Volume 1 (JUN151200), which you can order from Diamond.
This is also a good opportunity to put series co-writer John Lees’ book AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE (NOV141187) also available in trade, into fans hands.