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.
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Cult Of Ikarus Ashcan Preview (Scout 2020)

Tossed out by her foster family after one-too-many rides home in the back of a cop car, Hunter packs up her meager belongings and sets out on a mission: stop...

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...

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...

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...

Christmas Caroline Ashcan Preview

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

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...

Winchester Mystery House Ashcan Preview (08/25/2021)

Thought to be one of the most haunted places in the world- The Winchester Mystery House is much more than an architectural wonder. It's a labyrinth full of secrets. Come...
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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...

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...

Mapmaker #1 Ashcan Preview

Scoot Imprint! Imagine a parallel Earth during The Age of Discovery. Imagine The Pirates of the Caribbean where the prize is a fantastical power wielded by a mysterious individual known...
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