Picking up on a good scam is something that takes talent and patience. Sometimes though, there are scams that are actually less malicious and want you to fall for them. For instance, take the SCAM Ultimate Collection, hitting stores today. In honor of its release, Joe Mulvey and a crew of NYC-based contributors will be at Forbidden Planet from 6-8 PM for a release party. The SCAM Ultimate Collection is a 270-page over-sized hardcover that includes SCAM, as well as the SCAMthology, which features more than 100-pages of unpublished stories by creators including Amy Chu, Ben McCool, Rich Douek and Deron Bennett.
"This is the ultimate version of a book I've had in my head for twenty years," said Mulvey. "The release party at Forbidden Planet will be a great opportunity to get the book into new readers' hands, and celebrate with some of the creators who helped make it even better."
The SCAM Ultimate Collection was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign that wrapped up in February raising more that $27,000. Books will also begin shipping to Kickstarter backers this week, precisely on schedule for the June fulfillment date promised during the campaign. Mulvey will also be giving out complimentary signed copies of SCAM #0: Crosswords to attendees of the Forbidden Planet NYC event while supplies last. New York area Kickstarter backers have the opportunity to pick up their rewards in person from Joe and the crew. Books can also be purchased from Forbidden Planet during the event for $34.99.
SCAM Ultimate Collection is now available on Amazon and the SCAMthology is available on Comixology. Full press release below.