Before the movie announcement with Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios, before the Clockwork Fairies and the curse of the Shrouded Man, Canto began as a tiny knight in search of a heart. Now, the dynamic creative duo of writer David M. Booher (Killer Queens) and artist Drew Zucker (The House) are proud to announce a partnership with Whatnot for a very special New York Comic Con exclusive 4th printing of Canto #1 from IDW Publishing to celebrate just how far the tiny clockwork knight has come.
In Canto #1, Canto’s adventure begins! Enslaved for generations, Canto’s people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. When slavers damage a little tin girl’s clock beyond repair, Canto must brave his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart. Can he overcome the dangers that await to save the one he loves?
Seeking to make a positive community-driven marketplace, this is Whatnot’s first partnership for a comic exclusive. Initially launched in June 2019, this exclusive 4th printing of Canto #1 is an excellent homage to the issue that started it all. Three variant covers will be available based on the original first printing cover. Cover A and cover B (a limited variant without title dress) have new colors by Canto colorist Vittorio Astone. Cover C is a limited black and white variant. The exclusives will only be available at NYCC 2021 at the Whatnot booth, as well as on the Whatnot app during the convention while supplies last.
“The very first issue of Canto had such a limited print run, I was thrilled when Jack approached us about doing a Whatnot exclusive new printing,” said writer David M. Booher. “Our goal has always been to get Canto in the hands of as many readers as possible, so I hope this gives fans a chance to own a copy of the issue that started his adventure.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Whatnot to bring Canto #1 back to print for New York Comic Con,” said artist Drew Zucker. “They have proven to be not only a phenomenal partner in helping spread awareness about Canto, but are also quickly proving to be a unique and positive force for creators, retailers, and fans of comics.”
“When Whatnot entered the comics space, we knew we wanted to create unique and exclusive collectibles that would excite the comic community,” said Whatnot Partnership Manager Jack DeMayo. “Few creator-owned titles have captured audiences like Canto over the last few years, and as a collector myself, I knew it was a popular book. However, many new readers never had access to it as issue #1 shot up in value and priced many out of the market.”
Both David M. Booher and Drew Zucker will be in attendance at New York Comic Con, Oct. 7-10, with exclusive signings at the Whatnot booth #2057, Friday 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, Saturday 12-2 pm, and Sunday 2-4 pm.
Kerri is a disabled assistant editor and news writer for BWT. She is motivated by her love of words, commas, comics, and all things geeky