Pantalena’s JL/SS #1 Variants: The Facts
We ran a promo contest for these variants a while ago but they haven't been released yet (even though they were supposed to come out 3 weeks ago) so we started wondering why. The silence of pre-orders seller, Transitive Comics (promoters of the comic and the ones who contacted us in the first place) didn't help so we turned to Islander Comics owner, Wilson Little, to give us some more details on the whole affair. This is what he told us:
I've known Glynn A for over 15 years and he has been a friend of the store over that time. A few years ago we did an Islander Comics exclusive cover for Fathom #1. It was fun to do but I, as the owner, didn't want to continue doing similar projects like this one. He asked if he could do other variants on his own and I told him yes but only with my permission and knowledge beforehand. He acted independently without consulting or discussing with me the details on this project. I was completely in the dark on this one. I know that DC is trying to contact him on what to do about the books since he ordered them without paying for them first.
Wilson, now in possession of the comics, said this about whether the comics would ever be released to the public:
I have been contacted by customers wanting copies of this variant but as of now DC wants me to send all of them back. I am trying to contact DC if I can keep some of the copies or if I have to send them all back.