I’m curious what people’s thoughts are on the Upshot Now Magazine books as first appearances.
Issue 0 was a promotional book given out at NYCC, and a few other cons (I got them at RICC) to promote the upcoming label. They’ve since sold later issues. Some preview upcoming series, some reprint books already out, a lot include full issues of books.
Typically, Previews don’t count as first appearances. Even in instances where Previews prints several pages of an issue, they aren’t called first app. While the Miles one spiked, I don’t think any is discrediting UF4 as first app.
Although the Teen Titans preview in DC Comics Presents 26 is considered a first app, that’s seen more as an individual story (it’s not reprinted in Teen Titans 1) then a preview.
Upshot Now 0 previews entire full first issues of Resistance, Archangel 8, and Red Border. It also features preview pages of Hotell, Year Zero, Devil’s Highway, and others.
Upshot Now 0 predates all of those series issue 1.
So is Upshot Now 0 the first apps of all of those characters? (And making Resistance 1 in essence a reprint as it was already printed in full in Upshot Now 0)? It does state “preview” on the cover but prints them in full.
They were sort of giving them out, you had to stand in line and spin a wheel to win something, I think the Upshot #0 was the default or most won prize. If you didnt want to stand in line you had to pay for it… Which it has a price on the cover.
Is the Baltimore one marked? I know the NYCC one says NYCC on the cover. Mine from RI is not marked for the con, it says Fall 2019 in the top left. This may further add to the debate if NYCC has the different notation on the cover (and released first).
@Anthony thoughts on the original post and first apps Vs no in Upshot 0?
Here’s the cover of 0 to give a better idea. It states previews in a few places, but it does print the first issue of the top 3 books in full (but in B&W not color like their regular comics). The bottom books it only includes part of the first issue of each book.
There is a $10 cover price on it, but they were given away at 3+ cons. Issues 1, 2, Etc have a $5 cover and were distributed through Diamond for cost.