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...

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...

Freakshow Jester Ashcan Special (11/18/2020)

A recovering alcoholic finds himself in the worst place to be during a zombie apocalypse. Set in the same world as Jonathan Hedrick's Freakshow Princess & Freakshow Knight, David Galiano...

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...

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...

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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