The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is a book that’s not generally discussed in the same breath as critically-acclaimed, low-selling indie books like Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise, but thanks to a Hero Initiative-exclusive variant cover, the book’s twentieth anniversary will be celebrated on the popular collector’s publication.
Drawn by Moore and featuring colors by Hi-Fi, the image will grace the cover of the first Overstreet guide to hit the stands since Moore’s Rachel Rising was optioned for a television adaptation and subsequently became the object of a great deal of speculator activity on eBay.
“I miss them almost every day,” Terry Moore said of Francine and Katchoo. “The only way to write an ongoing series is to have the characters on your mind all the time in the most real way possible. You think of them, not as literary devices, but as people in your life. If you like them, and devote years to them, then you can’t just cut them off.”
“I’m not sure how many artists could do this but sure enough Terry has done it,” said colorist Brian Miller of Hi-Fi. “He somehow manages to compose this stunningly beautiful concept with Katchoo and Francine as Zatanna and Wonder Woman then he incorporates all these little details which draws your eye into staring at the illustration for hours. The entire composition is a master class in visual storytelling. Once done admiring and absorbing all that he had created I could not wait to dive in and start coloring!”
This exclusive, 500-copy, limited hardcover edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43 will go on sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Hero Initiative booth.