Silent Hill: Dead/Alive #1E Retailer Incentive (Loïc Zimmermann) (US)

Format: Single Issue Comic
Released: 2005
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Region: US
Catalog Number: N/A
ISBN: N/A
Purchased: 2013
Where: Gift
Quantity/Condition: 1 x NEW (Mint)
Autograph(s): N/A

Issue #1 of the Silent Hill: Dead/Alive series by Scott Ciencin (Author) and Nick Stakal (Illustrator). This retailer incentive variant features cover artwork by Loïc Zimmermann and is one of the rarest single issues of any of the Silent Hill comics.

According to Chris Ryall Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing this was “an incentive cover for a series that didn’t have huge orders, so it’s rare in that regard.”

I found how rare it was myself trying to track down a copy! I contacted 100+ comic shops across the world with no luck. Most of the shops either never ordered enough to get an incentive cover from IDW in the first place and those that did only managed to score one and sold it long ago. I’m really grateful to my friends who were able to find a copy and surprised me with it.