PORTLAND, Ore. 10/05/2022 — Local Comic Shop Day is teaming up with Image Comics this year to bring fans a special sketch cover variant of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s Eight Billion Genies #1 (Diamond Code JUL229496) and will co-host an exciting Instagram contest to get readers’ creative juices flowing.
This special Local Comic Shop Day exclusive variant will feature a cardstock cover showcasing a blank genie silhouette for fans to personalize with their own sketch. Image Comics will also be running an exciting Instagram contest for fans to join the fun online too (follow @imagecomics and stay tuned for details).
Fans will have an opportunity to submit their own genie illustrations for a chance to be one of five lucky entrants to win a signed and remarqued copy of the Eight Billion Genies deluxe hardcover for themselves and a local comic shop of their choosing. (No purchase necessary. Sketch entries do not need to be done on a LCSD variant in order to qualify. Contest will run from 11/23 thru 11/30. Follow @imagecomics on Instagram for full contest details when they are announced).
If you had one wish…what would you wish for? Now, what if everyone else had one wish too? That’s Eight Billion Genies. At exactly the same moment, everyone on earth gets a genie and one wish. All hell breaks loose, in a very entertaining way…and that’s just the beginning. Since its launch, Amazon Studios has gone on to acquire the development rights to this bestselling series in a heated auction. The first project coming out of the deal is a feature film, which will be executive produced by Soule and Browne and serve as the cornerstone in a cross-media Universe of storytelling.
Local Comic Shop Day is sponsored by ComicsPRO—the trade organization for comic book stores. ComicsPRO is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the comic book specialty market.