What was going to be a 7 issue print series collecting the digital chapters of gen:LOCK, each print issue collects two of the digital chapters.
DC published the first 5 issues, a licensed tie-in with Rooster Teeth/RBNY, but cancelled the last two, when pandemic and shutdown hit publishers, distributors and comic shops. Instead, DC published them digitally.
But the sixth issue was actually printed. It is suspected that it sat at a printer or Diamond Comic Distribution, unable to be accessed until after the license with Rooster Teeth had expired. Which may be why the final two issues were published earlier, digitally. And why the print editions were pulped. But also how a handful of copies escaped to Diamond UK, which was locked down for longer. And then in October, distributed to the few British stores that had ordered copies – Rooster Teeth isn't as big a thing over here. But a few copies turned up on eBay, mostly going for cover price. Because while it was an extremely rare comic book, no one knew it was an extremely rare comic book. It could be the rarest modern-day DC comic book ever published, that wasn't made intentionally rare. But some folk have realised and have sold copies of the comic for $100.
The series is collected in the gen:LOCK Trade paperback collection.
|Total £||1.90||3.85||5.75||17.85||39.05||69.05||84.55||90.00||100.00||Total title value in pounds in UK markets|
|Total $||2.30||4.95||7.25||22.35||49.30||86.40||105.00||112.00||125.00||Total title value in dollars in US markets|
Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.