The following is a master list of all the comic stores that carry the COPRA single issues. If you are missing a specific COPRA back issue and I don’t have it in stock myself, contact these retail outlets to see if they can help you. This list will continue to be updated as shops continue to come and go. Many other stores primarily carry the collections, which can also be ordered directly from Bergen Street Press.
Mysterious Time Machine (NYC)
Forbidden Planet (NYC)
JHU Comic Books (NYC)
Desert Island (Brooklyn, NY)
Mama Says Comics Rock (Brooklyn, NY)
Escape Pod Comics (Huntington, NY)
Comics N More (Easthampton, MA)
Chicago Comics (Chicago, IL)
Floating World (Portland, OR)
Cosmic Monkey (Portland, OR)
Bridge City Comics (Portland, OR)
Zanadu Comics (Seattle, WA)
Destiny City Comics (Tacoma, WA)
Mission: Comics & Art (San Francisco, CA)
The Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)
Acme Superstore (Longwood, FL)
Chapel Hill Comics (Chapel Hill, NC)
Big Planet Comics (Washington, DC)
Third Eye Comics (Annapolis, MD)
Collectors Corner (Baltimore, MD)
Velocity Comics (Richmond, VA)
Copacetic Comics (Pittsburgh, PA)
Beguiling Books & Art (Toronto, Ontario, CAN)
Strange Adventures (Halifax, Nova Scotia , CAN)
Variant Edition (Edmonton, Alberta, CAN)
Orbital Comics (London, UK)
Below you will find a 3 page preview with an assortment of related panels.
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Comicbook.com also interviewed me, though I consider it more of a convention weekend ramble.
Oh, hey, look — these folks have some recommendations for you and your friends!
Comics Alliance: If You Loved ‘Suicide Squad’, Try These Comics Next
Hazel & Wren: What We’re Reading
Living Between Wednesdays Podcast: Episode 56
Comic Bastards – CBMFP: Episode 251
Les Inrocks (France): Copra, the Comic Book That Reinvents the Anti-Hero Team
There’s something about this issue’s tone that I found oddly appealing as I was working on it. Don’t think I’m too proud of myself or anything weird like that. Maybe it’s that this issue works as a self-contained story but still propels the larger arc forward. Maybe it’s the specific color palette I used or the new cast of characters. I can’t put my my finger on it exactly but I do know I can’t wait for you to read it. Here, meet the new crew:
— Michel Fiffe (@MichelFiffe) July 15, 2016
COPRA Round 4 is coming very soon — and we couldn’t be more excited! This one collects Copra issue 18 – 24 and has a couple of extra pages of brutality to complete it.
In more immediate news, join me, Chuck Forsman, and Bergen Street Press at this year’s HEROES CON June 17th – 19th! Come to Tables AA-1214 & 1215 in Indie Island to get some books and make off with one of these special one-of-a-kind COPRA / REVENGER standees.
Also, the entire Bergen crew has a Heroes Con panel Friday at 5:30 pm in room 207CD. Drop by!
Deathstroke the Terminator created by Marv Wolfman & George Pérez
I would also like to mention a massive Copra-centric essay by one of my favorite writers, Abhay Khosla, who really got to the root of analogues and how we see them. It’s deeply layered and much broader and funnier than what I just described. I’m honored that his scope was aimed my way. Take a minute: The Title of This Blog Post is “Abhay Thinks He Can Write About COPRA Better Than You — Nowhere to Hide – Nowhere to Cry – I Sunk Your Battleship Edition: 666”
Next time, you’ll find me trying to get Copra #27 out the door. See you then!
Cyborg Superman aka Hank Henshaw created by Dan Jurgens
COPRA VERSUS #1: DY DY
Now Available °°°
°°° A mini-series with villains galore. °°°
°°° Unlock DY DY’s secret origin. °°°
°°° Procure a copy for yourself. °°°
°°° Think about it if you must. °°°
°°° Obtain it digitally, even. °°°
°°° But please don’t tease me. °°°
°°° Pin-Up by Derek Marks. °°°
°°° The one responsible and his current bible. °°°
°°° Real love stories are revenge driven. And vice versa. °°°
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The FIVE issues included in this subscription are the next 3 COPRA issues (#s 26, 27, and 28) as well as the FIRST TWO issues of the brand new mini: COPRA VERSUS! The mini series consists of standalone stories focusing on the vast array of COPRA villains and are also tangential to the main title’s current arc. Perfect for new readers, dedicated collectors, and lovers of psychedelic action comic bloodshed.
For the occasion, I’ve amassed an exhaustive guide of the very first issue’s coverage and availability. Read on and you’ll find store listings, interviews & reviews, and ordering information just in case there was anyone left who is on the fence about COPRA. There’s no way to miss out on this one, so check it out and get hooked.
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The image above is the wraparound cover for the anniversary issue, Copra #25, which has its own variant cover. Limited to 35 signed and numbered copies, these “naked” (logo-less) editions were assigned to family and friends. Each copy came with a certificate of authenticity.
Copra’s print run is already pretty limited, making them collector’s items by nature (that’s more for practical reasons and less by design). I’ve always tried to make cool extras & incentives for subscribers, such as sketches and hand pressed prints. This time I wanted to make something ultra rare, but I also didn’t want to make it so different from the main issue that it would’ve been frustrating for readers to not have. You never know when one of these variants will pop up, though; keep your eyes peeled!
Here’s the preliminary sketch for the double cover (with some costume designs on the side). You can see more process type stuff over at the Copra Press Club.
One more thing: the season of Best Of 2015 lists is over, but let’s not forget how COPRA ranked!