COMIC-CON 2010: ‘True Blood,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and Captain America among the Comic-Con 2010 exclusives

June 09, 2010 | 4:23 p.m.

COMIC-CON 2010: JULY 22-25

It’s never too early to start talking Comic-Con International. For collectors, the premier pop-culture expo has become especially enticing because of the one-time, exclusive comics and toys that are made just for the convention. Diamond Comic Distributors, the Maryland-based company that sits at the very center of the modern American comics industry, has announced nine of those exclusive items; you can see four of them below — these are all “variant” covers for comics and limited to 2,000-3,000 copies — and there’s a full list after the jump.

 
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Here’s the rundown from the Diamond news release about Comic-Con exclusives, including some cool “Alice in Wonderland” chess pieces …

PREVIEWS Announces 2010 Exclusives for Comic-Con International: San Diego

TRUE BLOOD #1 RETAILER EXCLUSIVE 2010 SDCC EDITION
Exclusive SDCC variant cover! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by True Blood series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). Bonus inside every issue: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!
LIMITED TO 2,000 COPIES.
Comic SRP: $3.99

WALKING DEAD #75 RETAILER EXCLUSIVE 2010 SDCC EDITION
Exclusive SDCC variant cover! Lines are crossed, rules are broken and the peace and tranquility of the community is shattered. After months of safety and security, are Rick and the crew prepared for what they now face? This issue is not to be missed!
LIMITED TO 3,000 COPIES.
Comic SRP: $3.99

STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #1 SKETCH VARIANT 2010 SDCC VERSION
Sketch variant cover! From multiple award-winning Captain America scribe Ed Brubaker and acclaimed artist Dale Eaglesham comes a mini-series no Cap or Avengers fan will want to miss!
LIMITED TO 3,000 COPIES.
Comic SRP: $3.99

MARVEL MINIMATES 90’S BOX SET 2010 SDCC VERSION
While the X-Men had long been a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe and Wolverine had already become a fan favorite, they were never more popular than in the early 90′s. This box set goes a long way toward completing fans’ Minimates collections of the 90′s era X-Men. Combine the debut of Jubilee with the presence of new looks for fan favorites Magneto (his purple M outfit) and Wolverine (full battle damage) and a brand new Bishop, and you’ve got a set that might just be a fan’s dream come true.
LIMITED TO 2,000 PIECES.
Minimates Box Set SRP: $16.99

FEMME FATALES WHITE TAROT PVC STATUE 2010 SDCC VERSION
Continuing the exciting new line of seductive vinyl statues featuring the most alluring Femme Fatales of modern comics’ history, DST and Broadsword present this “Silver Goddess” variant of Jim Balent’s own Witch of the Black Rose – Tarot! Standing over eight inches tall, this limited edition version of the Sam Greenwell sculpt showcases the magical beauty as she appeared in issue #11 after retrieving the Sword of the Black Rose!
LIMITED TO 750 PIECES.
Statue SRP: $39.99
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PREVIEWS Announces 2010 Exclusives for Comic-Con International: San Diego

TRON BEARBRICK 2010 SDCC VERSION
A Japanese import! Medicom celebrates Comic-Con International with a true fan release. The Tron Bearbrick harkens back to the original 1981 Tron release by Tomy. Even the blister packaging has been respectfully revised to resemble that of the original release. This is only available to fans at SDCC!
LIMITED TO 1,500 PIECES.
Toy SRP: Please Inquire

ALICE ULTIMATE DETAIL FIGURE CHESS PIECE 2010 SDCC VERSION
MAD HATTER ULTIMATE DETAIL FIGURE CHESS PIECE 2010 SDCC VERSION
A Japanese import!  Fans turned out in droves for the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Now collectors have two more reasons to come to San Diego Comic-Con, as Medicom releases a pair of variants from their widely successful Alice UDF release! This “chess set” variant re-imagines Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska’s Alice as chess pieces.
LIMITED TO 1,500 PIECES EACH.
Figure SRP: $19.99 Ea.

See you guys down there.

– Geoff Boucher

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