IN THE KNOW

This is where you will find up to date information on the status of upcoming sales, status of current orders, etc.
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48 Hour MEMBERSHIP BETA
Opens Thursday, August 4th
at NOON ET!

 

Trying something new…
One of the challenges we’ve faced in the past few sales is the demand for our books has exceeded the supply. We have tried several new processes to insure as many people can get what they want, but I still think we can do better. It is because of this, that I am excited to try something that I hope will work out best for everyone!
We are going to test out an actual Pre-sale; and if successful, we hope to try and launch a more ambitious version for 2023. Although we are calling it a MEMBERSHIP, there are NO ADDITIONAL FEES or COMMITMENTS! Although this is a BETA to see if this works, you will be receiving the books you purchase. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
The idea is to open a 48 hour window were you can purchase as many books as you would like, without the fear of the books selling out. Within that 48 hours, you can visit my site ON YOUR SCHEDULE (with love to our international fans), and GUARANTEE yourself books. For this test run, we are only including a single sale. If you choose not to participate in this MEMBERSHIP BETA, we will still have the PUBLIC and PRIVATE sale, which we plan on having around NOVEMBER (this date is loose, incase there is a need for a reprint), but this is a chance to avoid the insanity. If it goes smoothly, we would like to offer this in the future, and it would include multiple sales. This might open some options up to help with shipping costs as well. It all depends on what works best for everyone!
I am excited to announce, included in this MEMBERSHIP BETA…
– JTC EXCLUSIVE LUKE SKYWALKER Green Negative Wash Variant for Star Wars #28
– JTC EXCLUSIVE Secret STAR WARS Action Figure Variant for Star Wars #28
exclusively at johntylerchristopher.com
At this time, we are only offering raw books. However, CGC GRADED books will be available during the PRIVATE and PUBLIC sale! 
Bundle Up…
In order to keep things smooth on our end, the books included in the MEMBERSHIP BETA will be sold as a bundle. This is something a BUNCH of people have asked for, and with what we are trying to implement, it will be easier on us to have the books sold together. They will be available individually during the PUBLIC and PRIVATE sale later in the year; but during this particular MEMBERSHIP BETA, the only option is to order them together. Again, you can get as many bundles as you’d like.
Early Shipping…
One of the other benefits of the MEMBERSHIP is the ability to send the books out early! Since we will already have the MEMBERSHIP orders ready, our plan is start shipping within several days of the PUBLIC sale. 
Secret (Star) Wars…
Something we would like to maintain is the aura of mystery about what is coming. I wanted to share with you at least one of the books included in this MEMBERSHIP BETA, but the other one is a secret STAR WARS Action Figure cover. I will reveal the cover a couple weeks before the PUBLIC sale, just like normal, but in the meantime, it’s a secret.
In the Meantime…
Just as a heads up, there will be an additional Star Wars Action Figure Exclusive sometime in early September. It will be just like previous sales with PRIVATE and PUBLIC times. IT WILL NOT BE THE BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS MEMBERSHIP BETA.
Quick Recap!
- MEMBERSHIP BETA starts at NOON ET on Thursday, August 4th, 2022, and is open for 48 hours.
- MEMBERSHIP BETA closes at NOON ET on Saturday August 6th, 2022.
- Both books will be sold exclusively in a bundle.
- You can order as many as you’d like, no limit per order.
- There will still be a PUBLIC and PRIVATE sale around November, where you can buy the books individually.
- MEMBERSHIP BETA orders will begin to ship within days after the PUBLIC sale closes.
- This is a new process, so we appreciate you patience and understanding as we work with you to make this as smooth as possible.
- Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information. 
- If you have not received tracking within two weeks of the PUBLIC sale, please send an email to info@johntylerchristopher.com.
- Any other questions can most likely be answered on our FAQ page. If not, send us a quick email and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
- We also have an "In the Know" page on our website that will be your best bet in staying up to date on the latest news about the current book sale.
MEMBERSHIP BETA: 48 Hours from NOON ET, Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Star Wars #28 Bundle
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Luke Skywalker Green Negative Wash variant edition
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Secret Star Wars Action Figure variant edition
$40
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For those who have been asking.....
(WE CONSIDER GOOD BOOKS APPROXIMATELY NEAR MINT- / NEAR MINT)
(WE CONSIDER GREAT BOOKS APPROXIMATELY NEAR MINT / NEAR MINT +)
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****Disclaimer... this is the opinion of the JTC team ONLY! We are by no means official graders for any grading company*****
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SCARLET WITCH - NEGATIVE SPACE ANNOUNCEMENT
Scarlet Witch Announcement Banner
PUBLIC Limited Edition Sale
Starts Thursday, June 30th
at 6pm ET!

 

Reassembled…
I wanted to start off by saying THANK YOU for the support with Boba Fett! It was a trip to get him out, but as always you all showed up, and I am truly grateful! YOU ROCK!!!
We actually meant to have an action figure exclusive before this sale, but due to scheduling, it wasn’t ready. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do since I started the Star Wars line, so I can’t wait to share!
As always, I learned a LOT from the Fett-man. The systems we set up worked pretty good, all things considered, but I still feel I can do better. I’ve got some ideas below that I hope will ensure as many people as possible are able to get a copy. I know these letters can get a bit wordy, so I’ll just cut to the chase.
So before we begin, I am proud to announce..
Scarlet Witch AScarlet Witch BScarlet Witch C
– JTC EXCLUSIVE SCARLET WITCH (A) Negative Space Variant for Avengers #56
– JTC EXCLUSIVE SCARLET WITCH (B) Negative Space Variant for Avengers #56
– JTC EXCLUSIVE SCARLET WITCH (C) Negative Space Variant for Avengers #56
exclusively at johntylerchristopher.com
The books have been graded, so we have the 9.8 CGC books on their way to our offices now! 

Some Chaotic Good Magic…
I, like everyone, was crushed to hear of the passing of legendary artist George Perez (and of course Neal Adams and Tim Sale). His work is a defining part of anyone who has ever held a comic book in their hand. He impacted generations of creators, not just in comics, but in all forms of media. More importantly than that, he was one heck of a man. Although I only had the pleasure of meeting him once, he could not have been more generous and kind to a young punk kid trying to make his way. I will forever cherish my brief time with him, and will always get a chuckle out of “the Great Wall of Perez!" There will never be another.
So in honor of Mr. Perez, I will be donating a percentage of sales from all three books to the Hero Initiative. In these chaotic times, I hope that we can do some good, and in a small way continue the amazing generosity from this Titan of our industry. 

Elizabeth Olsen Signing…
Thanks to a friendly tweet, we are going to be offering the opportunity to have your books signed by the actress who plays Scarlet Witch in the movies. We are working with CGC and ONE STOP COMIC SHOP to make this happen! For anyone interested, please contact Dan Partouche at Dan@onestopcomicshop.com after you get your books, and he will handle the rest! YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE BOOKS THROUGH MY SALE, then between July 1-7, send Dan an email with your name and order number. We will send the books directly to Dan, who will personally drive them to CGC for the signing. After the signing, Dan will get the books back to you. This is a super tight schedule, so make sure you get with Dan ASAP if you are interested!

Good, Great, Grade…
We had a unique situation with these books upon arrival. There were some books that, although NOT damaged, were just shy of the quality we expect. Taking everything into consideration, I have decided to sell these additional books at a discounted rate which I feel is fair. We still have a normal amount of GREAT books, but we hope that by offering these GOOD books, it will mean more people will be able to get a copy.
Jen and Lori have an amazing track record of picking out quality books, and I trust them completely with making the call of what is GOOD vs GREAT. Their decision is final on this, so unless there is something egregious with your book, we are sticking to their call.
As always, there will be GRADE versions of all three available as well.
(WE CONSIDER GOOD BOOKS APPROXIMATELY NEAR MINT- / NEAR MINT)
( WE CONSIDER GREAT BOOKS APPROXIMATELY NEAR MINT / NEAR MINT +)

PUBLIC SALE 1st hour 1 per Customer…
Offering 1 book per customer during the first hour seemed to help some people out, so we will be doing this again in this sale as well. From 6pm (et) to 7pm (et), there will be one book of each type pre customer. Due to technical reasons, we cannot limit it across the different books, so you will be able to still get a raw and a GRADE book as the supplies last. I hope this means more people can at least get a copy of the book.
At 7pm (et) we will open it up to no limits. At which point, depending on supply, you are welcome to order as many copies of any book you would like.
If you choose to get a copy during the first hour of the PUBLIC SALE, and then get additional copies during the open time, we will NOT be offering the ability to merge orders for anyone in the USA. We will however be willing to merge INTERNATIONAL orders with a postage credit of $10 & over.

PRIVATE & PUBLIC sale…
Like before, we are offering a PRIVATE sale. However, several people made some good points about feeling left out of the last PRIVATE sale. I hear you, and I hope this lets you know that I’m always trying to be better and change with feedback. If you have ever bought from me, you should be receiving an email with an invite by the 25th of June. Please make sure to check the email address you used to purchase with. More info will be included in the email.
We are only able to set aside a select amount of books. We will be offering all of the different books for BOTH the PRIVATE and PUBLIC sale. This means even within the PRIVATE sale, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING! 
Hopefully, this will help ensure both returning and new customers will have a better chance at possibly getting at least a copy! Again, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING, BUT WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST!
So, How Do Things Work for New and Existing Customers?
- PUBLIC sale starts at 6PM ET on Thursday, June 30th, 2022.
- Limit 1 book type per customer from 6PM-7PM ET (while supplies last). Then order as many as you like after 7PM ET.
- Orders will begin to process and ship the week of July 18th. We are building a bit more time into the shipping schedule to ensure we can make deadlines.
- We are still a small team and require more time than the average store to ship out hundreds of orders, so we thank you for your patience and understanding.
- Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information. 
- If you have not received tracking by MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST, please send an email to info@johntylerchristopher.com.
- Any other questions can most likely be answered on our FAQ page. If not, send us a quick email and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
- We also have an "In the Know" page on our website that will be your best bet in staying up to date on the latest news about the current book sale.
PUBLIC Sale: 6PM ET, Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (A) Negative Space variant edition
$20
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (A) Negative Space variant edition (GOOD quality)
$15
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (A) Negative Space variant edition (CGC grade 9.8) 
$75
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (B) Negative Space variant edition
$25
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (B) Negative Space variant edition (GOOD quality)
$20
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (B) Negative Space variant edition (CGC grade 9.8) 
$80
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (C) Negative Space variant edition
$30
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (C) Negative Space variant edition (GOOD quality)
$25
Avengers #56
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Scarlet Witch (C) Negative Space variant edition (CGC grade 9.8) 
$85
 
BOBA FETT SHIPPING UPDATES
UPDATED 2/11/22
Thank you all for being so patient waiting for your orders. 99% of the raw book orders have been shipped. I know that we pushed back our shipping deadline to today, but!! Don't panic! If you haven't received yours yet, it is coming!! Working on getting the last few of those orders out this weekend. 
ON TO GRADED BOOKS
Now that most of the raw book orders are complete, I will be tackling graded book orders. Guys, I'm sorry it taking so long, but this has been quite the feat. I would like to say that I will have them all shipped by Friday, February 18th, but with Covid and logistics I can't guarantee an exact ship date. Just know that this is my sole focus and I will try my hardest to get these orders out as fast as humanly possible. Thank you again for your kindness and understanding.
ALSO! RED DOT ON YOUR BOOK MEANS FIRST PRINT RUN. :)
~Jen
BOBA FETT ESB & HOLIDAY NEGATIVE SPACE SHIPPING UPDATES
UPDATED 1/24/22
Hi All! Here is some shipping info for our latest book sale.
Orders will begin to process and ship the week of January 31st. If you have not received tracking by Friday February 11th, please send us an email at info@johntylerchristopher.com. Please do not email us before the 11th inquiring about your order.
Please remember that we are a small team and we have a lot of orders to process and prepare for shipping. Orders will go out in batches so please be patient as people start receiving their orders before yours. Once your order ships you will receive an email with tracking information.
Thank you!
Jen
SHOPIFY WENT DOWN...OF COURSE.
UPDATED 1/11/22 @ 7:11PM
Just as luck would have it. Shopify went down. Apparently they NEVER go down, yet here we are again. We went ahead and rescheduled the private sale so check your inbox for the updates. Public Sale remains the same.
Thanks!! 
BOBA FETT ESB & HOLIDAY NEGATIVE SPACE BOOK SALE
Updated 1/9/2022

PUBLIC Limited Edition Sale | Starts Thursday, January 13th at 6pm EST!

He’s no good to me dead…
First things first, I wanted to start off by saying THANK YOU for the support on Phoenix! We hoped people would dig her, but we had no idea how many people would show up. I am truly humbled by the whole experience, and I want you to know that it meant the world to me!
With that said, I also learned a LOT from her. As you may know, we implemented a bunch of new systems for the Phoenix book sale; and although they seemed to work like a charm, I believe there is more we can do to make sure the whole operation works even smoother.
I want to make sure that EVERYONE who comes to my site gets the best service I can provide, and I’ve always believed that begins with transparency. There is a lot to get to with these books, so I’m going to take a page from the Fett-man himself and try to keep this short and concise. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING, as some things have changed, and I will hopefully address all questions and concerns in the points below.
So before we begin, I am proud to announce..
– JTC EXCLUSIVE BOBA FETT (ESB) Negative Space Variant for War of the Bounty Hunters #4
– JTC EXCLUSIVE BOBA FETT (HOLIDAY) Negative Space Variant for War of the Bounty Hunters #4
exclusively at johntylerchristopher.com
The books have been graded, so we have the 9.8 CGC books on their way to our offices now!
1st & 2nd Printing…
The first run of books arrived with almost the entire order damaged. As some of you may know, there was a transition in printers at MARVEL, and unfortunately our 1st run was one of the last from the old printers. However, thanks to everyone at MARVEL and PENGUIN, we were able to get a 2nd printing.
The second run of books are almost identical, with a few minor differences. The legal copy of the interior will show two different print dates. Although the 1st printing cover is also slightly darker while the 2nd printing cover is a bit brighter, there is no difference in the integrity of the book.
We are breaking them into 2 distinct products on the site. This way, we can keep track of the quantities, and people can get what they want! There are much fewer 1st printings than 2nd printings, so we are pricing them a bit differently. See more info at the bottom.
PUBLIC SALE 1st hour 1 per Customer…
We saw how fast Phoenix went, and although that was mostly due to a TON of traffic, we want to make sure as many people as possible get a chance to get the book they want. Therefore during the first hour (6-7 pm EST) of the PUBLIC SALE, there will be a one book per customer limit. In the interest of full disclosure, we do not have the ability to limit the number of types of books you can order, so you are welcome to get 1 copy of each. I’m not trying to open a hornets nest, but I figure someone will figure it out, and I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m keeping this a secret.
At 7pm (EST) we will open it up to no limits. At which point, depending on supply, you are welcome to order as many copies of any book you would like.
If you choose to get a copy during the first hour of the PUBLIC SALE, and then get additional copies during the open time, we will NOT be offering the ability to merge orders for anyone in the USA. We will however be willing to merge INTERNATIONAL orders with a postage credit of $10 & over.
PRIVATE & PUBLIC sale…
In the past, I have offered special opportunities to people who have bought from us in the past. I have always kept this private between those previous customers, but I know it's not really a secret anymore, so I figured I’d explain it to everyone.
Due to the amount of customers, the amount of new recent customers, and the amount of damages, it is not possible to offer a book to EVERYONE who has EVER bought from me. It breaks my heart, but it’s just not possible this time around. Because of this, we will be offering a PRIVATE sale before the 13th to anyone who bought from us in 2020 & 2021. This sale will be 1 per customer (like mentioned above) for the entire duration. Like with Phoenix, there are certain security features to ensure that no one is able to get more than one, so PLEASE read the email we send out. We are using our database to comprise this list, and will be sending emails out to those addresses. If you are a first time customer, and you get a copy, you will be added to future PRIVATE opportunities.
Due to damages and the nature of the different printings, we are only able to set aside a select amount of books. We will be offering all of the different books for BOTH the PRIVATE and PUBLIC sale. This means even within the PRIVATE sale, we WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING!
Hopefully, this will help ensure both returning and new customers get a good CHANCE possible to get at least a copy! Again, however, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING, BUT WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST!
So, How Do Things Work for New and Existing Customers?
- PUBLIC sale starts at 6PM EST on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.
- Limit 1 book type per customer from 6PM-7PM EST(while supplies last). Then order as many as you like.
- Orders will begin to process and ship the week of January 31st.
- We are still a small team and require more time than the average store to ship out hundreds of orders, so we thank you for your patience and understanding.
- Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information.
- If you have not received tracking by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, please send an email to info@johntylerchristopher.com.
- Any other questions can most likely be answered on our FAQ page. If not, send us a quick email and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
PUBLIC Sale: 6PM EST, Thursday, January 13th, 2022
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (ESB) Negative Space variant edition (1st printing)
$25
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (ESB Negative Space variant edition (CGC Signature Series grade 9.8 (1st printing)
$75
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (ESB) Negative Space variant edition (2nd printing)
$20
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (ESB) Negative Space variant edition (CGC Signature Series grade 9.8 (2nd printing)
$70
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (HOLIDAY) Negative Space variant edition (1st printing)
$35
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (HOLIDAY) Negative Space variant edition (CGC Signature Series grade 9.8 (1st printing)
$85
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (HOLIDAY) Negative Space variant edition (2nd printing)
$30
War of the Bounty Hunters #4
JTC EXCLUSIVE | Boba Fett (HOLIDAY) Negative Space variant edition (CGC Signature Series grade 9.8 (2nd printing)
$80
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PHOENIX SHIPPING UPDATES:
Updated 9/9/2021
We realize that the orders have taken a lot longer to process than we expected due to several factors including a COIVD scare. We are very sorry about that. We are trying to keep you all 'in the know' via social media as we are able to make better assessments of our current standings.
Our shipping process occurs in small and manageable batches. Unfortunately we are unable to get everyone's orders out at the same time. Some of your friends may get their order before you do, or you may only have received a partial order. But do not fret! It will get to you.
Right now we have shipped out about 80% of orders, and fingers crossed the rest will go out by this weekend. We have been faced with many challenges, one being the post office has run out of our basic needs. They plumb ran out of envelopes. So we are working on it!
Thanks so much for being there and understanding that we will always be a small business run with a large heart. We appreciate each and every one of you.
~Jen