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ZQ Studios x VeVe — The Addiction

Debuting at NYCC 2023, The Addiction is one of our first forays into the physical comic world! Drops digitally on VeVe Thu, 12 Oct at 10AM PT.

The Addiction

What do you call a superhero who can alter her blood chemistry at will and, with a touch, subdue enemies, save strangers and loved ones and fight the evils of addiction everywhere? You call her Niki Tino… that’s Doctor Niki Tino to you.

She is the heroine of a new comic book making its debut at New York Comic Con (NYCC) Oct. 12-15, co-created by Vincent Zurzolo, president of Metropolis Collectibles and ComicConnect, and David Quinn, the comic book writer behind such titles as “Faust” and Marvel’s “Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme.” It’s drawn by Claudia Balboni, the Italian comic book artist and Eisner Award nominee for “Killer Queens” (Dark Horse).

“The Addiction” is more than just a comic book. With Zurzolo’s and Quinn’s connections in the industry, the creators lined up an A-list of contributors and a unique deal with VeVe, the multibillion-dollar digital collectible comic book company. VeVe has chosen “The Addiction” as its first foray into offering an original VeVe variant print comic, along with a digital version. “We’re working with them to create a digital red cover and digital blue cover, limited to 1,000 physical copies of each,” Zurzolo says.

Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, a featured guest at NYCC and a premier creator of digital comic covers, designed two covers for “The Addiction.” Also participating in the project is artist David Mack, whose character Echo – once a sidekick to Daredevil – is about to have her own series on Disney+. Additional contributors include up-and-coming superstar cover artist Andres Labrada, Eisner Award-winning artist Alitha Martinez, colorist Brad Simpson and letterer Dave Sharpe.

Visitors to NYCC’s booth #3537 can meet the creators and purchase comics and merch featuring “The Addiction.” Says Zurzolo, “We’re premiering 18 limited edition variants of issue Number 1. The NYC variants have features like embossing, foil, holofoil, ‘virgin’ covers and the VeVe variants.”

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The Addiction Digital Comic Drop on VeVe

The Addiction #1 (Digital)

Niki Tino has a second chance at life, and a new, uncanny ability. From her slightest touch she can inject any type of drug into a person’s body. Taking the drug war to its source, Niki will do whatever it takes to be the cure in a sick, sick world. Fighting drug cartels, corrupt organizations, and a wild rogue’s gallery of villains, The Addiction has it all, action, horror, suspense, romance and comedy. The adventure begins!

Drop Date: 12 October 2023, 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
List Price: 6.99
License: ZQ Studios
Published: 2023
Cover Variants: 5
Total Editions: 6,850
First Available Public Edition: #201
Available: Globally
COMMON - David Mack cover: 2250
UNCOMMON - VeVe red cover: 1750
RARE - ArtGerm cover: 1350
ULTRA RARE - VeVe blue cover: 1000
SECRET RARE - Alitha Martinez: 500

A total of 850 editions across all five rarities will be withheld by VeVe for licensor, promotional, team and comp distribution. There is a max purchase limit of twenty (20) blind boxes for this digital comic.


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Waitlist Drop - Blind Box

Waitlist will open 30 minutes before drop time. If you enter the Waitlist and are lucky enough to secure a reservation, you will have 5 minutes to complete the purchase process. If you do not complete the purchase, your collectible reservation will be returned to the public pool and be available for users to purchase directly from the VeVe Store. More info on Waitlist Drops HERE.

This digital comic will be available for purchase as a blind box, meaning you won’t know which rarity you have acquired until after your successful purchase.

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