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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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By The Horns Ashcan Preview (Scout 2020)

Elodie hates unicorns. For nearly a year, she’s been hell-bent on tracking down and killing all the elusive horned creatures responsible for trampling her husband, Shintaro. Now, exiled from her...
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Phantom Starkiller - Ashcan Preview

(W) PETER DORAL (A) JOSEPH SCHMALKE 8 PAGE ASHCAN PREVIEW! BLACK CARAVAN IMPRINT. For uncounted millennia, the cryptocrystalline stone remained lost to the blackness of space, hidden amongst the stars... as...
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Recount - Ashcan Preview

5 page prequel story! When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female Secret Service agent named Bree Barto must protect the Vice President...
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TMNT Last Ronin Ashcan Preview (IDW 2020)

IDW PUBLISHING(W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman & Various It's the TMNT event of 2020! Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you've never...
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Talyn: Seed Of Darkness Ashcan (Scout Comics 2020)

(W) BROTHERS HARROW  (A) BANISHED SHADOWTalyn is an orphaned streetfighter carving out a life in the dangerous underworld of Remnant, a gothic metropolis filled with Lycans, demons, and other denizen creatures...
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Red Shift Ashcan Preview (Scout Comics 2020)

(W) HIMKAR TAK (A) BRETT MCKEEEvery decade so far we’ve been able to work together, pool our scant available resources, and send an explorer into space. We pinned our hopes and...
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Rabid World Ashcan Preview (Scout Comics 2020)

(W) TODD CINANI (A) OLEG OKUNEVIt was like any other morning, until it wasn’t. Growing from the rural areas, it was a simple dog bite, but the end of the day…civilization...
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Killchella Ashcan (Scout Comics 2020)

(W) MARIO CANDELARIA  (A) SERG ACUNAA group of friends drive from Los Angeles to attend an ultra-trendy music festival in the Coachella Valley desert. They soon face a bloody night of...
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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...
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Batman Grendel Ashcan #1 RED Foil Varaint (DC 1993)

Red foil cover. Hero Premiere Edition # 2. B&W preview Ashcan. Featuring "15 Minutes with Matt Wagner," in which Wagner talks about his artistic influences, and a preview of the...
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Unikorn Ashcan Preview

ComicsPro 2020 Ashcan Created and written by team behind Scout’s The Source Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin and illustrated by The Mall’s Rafael Loureiro. Unikorn is a 120+ page graphic novel that sends the...
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