One of the toughest jobs I have selling comics is describing exactly what SHAM Comics is all about. I can go on and on about how they are based on actual Golden Age comic books that are in Public Domain. I can explain that I remove all the original text and rewrite the stories to be just as wild and satiric as I can make them, all the while still telling a coherent story. I can mention that I rewrite the letter columns and the vintage ads too. I can even claim that the results are hilarious. But, it’s all just talk. The thing that consistently sells SHAM Comics to the unsuspecting masses is reading a copy of the actual book. Once a reader starts a copy, they can’t put it down, and they want more of them.
With that in mind, I’m offering new readers a chance to try one on me. The latest issue, SHAM Comics Splotlite #1 featuring Johnny Sassback, The Smart Ass Detective, is available as a free download from IndyPlanet. Read it at your leisure on your own device. If you find the humor to your taste, order some more. All the regular issues are available in digital and print editions. So follow the link in the left column. Give it a try. What have you got to lose?