apologies to Nancy Sinatra
I mentioned last week that Happy Harbor were going to have the shop crushed by Godzilla as part of a special cover promotion by IDW for the release of Godzilla #1? (No? Read about it here.)
Well, there have been some reveals and it looks like a few more Canuck shops are participating.
Happy Harbor (Edmonton)
Curious Comics, Books & Games (Victoria)
8th Street Books & Comics (Saskatoon)
Stores ordering 500 copies of Godzilla Monster World #1 had the opportunity to have a picture of their shop ‘comicized’ and crushed under Godzilla’s foot. It was a fun promotional offer and stores decided to go with it for a couple of different reasons: 1) the rabid customers would want to see the clubhouse crushed; 2) the potential media attention would be worth more than the cost of the comics and create attention for the store; 3) fanatic collectors world wide would pay a premium to have each cover, supplementing the cost of the venture; 4) even if they sit on copies, you had your shop in the funnybook pages, every comic fans dream.
I wonder what the order levels for #2 will be?