An ashcan comic is an American comic book originally created solely to establish trademarks on potential titles and not intended for sale. The practice was common in the 1930s and 1940s when the comic book industry was in its infancy, but was phased out after updates to US trademark law. The term was revived in the 1980s by Bob Burden, who applied it to prototypes of his self-published comic book. Since the 1990s, the term has been used to describe promotional materials produced in large print runs and made available for mass consumption.
Sort by:

Christmas Caroline Ashcan Preview

Ashcan Preview comic by Garrett Gunn, Kit Wallis, and Dave Lentz

Postmasters Ashcan Preview

Garrett Gunn delves into a post-apocalyptic world of mail carriers.  Sure to be another hit! Set in the barren wasteland of a Post-Pandemic America, the only thing running smoothly is...

Count Draco Knuckleduster Ashcan Preview (04/14/2021)

The Curse of the Cryptocrystalline Stone continues in 2021! Follow the Cosmic Ghoul Warrior and young psychic, Acele Aerglo, as they embark on the next chapter of an adventure that...

Provenance Of Madness Ashcan Preview (12/09/2020)

“Provenance of Madness” is multiple love letters to H.P. Lovecraft, in the form of three short stories and fan art from across the globe. With each short, we delve further...

Unborn #1 Preview Ashcan (MR)

For fans of Alien and Power Rangers! On a strange world- five explorers mine for super fuels in a last-ditch effort to save a collapsing Earth- but the mission goes...

Good Boy Vol 2 Preview Ashcan (MR) (05/25/2022)

With revenge in his rearview mirror- Flint heads for The Farm; a peaceful community for retired and deactivated Guild members. But his dreams are short-lived when he finds the facility...

Rad Wraith Ashcan Preview (06/16/2021)

Rad wraith is the story of a young skateboarder named grom who falls victim to a prank-gone-wrong and dies at the bottom of a half-pipe. What his killers don’t know...

Children Of The Grave #1 ComicsPro 2020 Ashcan

ComicsPro Ashcan 2020 From Writers Samuel J Romesburg (Among the Willows) & Ben Roberts and artist Gioele Fillipo. Thirty years into the future, earth as we know it has been...

Fight Club 3 Ashcan (Dark Horse 2018) North Carolina Comic Con

Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn't her husband-it's Tyler Durden, who's very invested in his heir, and the world he'll inherit. Marla, her...

Call the Ravens Home Ashcan Preview (06/29/2022)

Source Point Press presents Call the Ravens Home Ashcan

Corollary #1 Ashcan Preview Edition (03/02/2022)

ASHCAN PREVIEW EDITION In a galaxy filled with twin moons- twin suns- and twin planets- everything comes in twos. Even the people. And if your twin dies ... so do...
$14.99 $9.99

Calamity Ashcan Preview Edition

Written by Garrett Gunn Art by Ken Haeser & Buz Hasson

Terrorsarus Ashcan Preview Edition

Preview Edition

Tales Told In Techni-Horror Ashcan Preview (05/05/2021)

Black Caravan Imprint: Tales Told In Techni-Horror is a biennial horror series that blends the best in horror sub genres (body shock to grindhouse and more). Each issue contains five...

Distorted Ashcan Preview (04/14/2021)

The Distorted are different from us, or at least that’s how they feel. TOM is one of them. He works as a PI and is contacted by ELISA, the president...
Just added to your wishlist:
My Wishlist
You've just added this product to the cart:
Go to cart page