Est. Qty: 100
Right now on eBay
Twisted Metal 2 Promo
DC Comics, 1996.Super-Rare!
Sony Computer Entertainment released Twisted Metal 2 (a demolition derby style vehicle combat game) on October 31, 1996, for the PlayStation console in North America.
According to one wiki (on twistedmetal.fandom.com): "Only 100 copies were ever printed, and they were subsequently given out as prizes for a contest held by Sony's Tips & Tricks magazine around the time of Twisted Metal 2's release".
Apparently, the competition was quite difficult and only around a half of the comics were won. Anecdotally, at least one comic fan wrote to Sony's Tips & Tricks department and was given a free copy of the comic. What happened to the balance of comics is unknown (could have been trashed, given to employees or hiding in an office cupboard somewhere).
The comic itself was written by Jamie Delano and pencilled by Phil Hester (inked by Peter Gross & colored by Rick Taylor) with cover art by Duncan Fegredo. The story focusses on the origin of Calypso and his torment after accidently killing his younger sister, which ultimately leads him into murder and mayhem.
The number of CGC recorded gradings for these was only four in mid-March 2020 (two grading 9.6, one in 9.4 and one in 9.0. The CGC Label text notes read: "1st comic book appearance & origin of Calypso. Based on the video game by Sony Entertainment & SingleTrac.".
Above is the last page of the comic, which drew criticism at the time for depicting one of the World Trade Center towers falling (five years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the towers).
In 2018, one CGC 9.6 copy sold for $3,200 on ebay and, in Spring 2020, a CGC 9.6 copy was for sale on ebay for just under $4k.
Right now on eBay