Image Comics, The Hero Initiative team up to support creators in need, with special variant art

Image Comics recently unveiled the first thirteen variants in a line of sixteen covers to support the Hero Initiative non-profit, which helps fund comic book creators in medical and financial need. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by these Hero Initiative variant covers will go toward supporting the non-profit.

Series featuring Hero Initiative variant covers will highlight the artistic contributions of: Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas, Ryan Browne, Andy Suriano, Howard Chaykin, Ray Fawkes, Manda Schank, Jacopo Camagni, Danny Luckert, Marcelo Costa, Benjamin Roman, Raffaele Ienco, Dennis Culver, Lee Garbett, Brandon Graham, John McCrea, and Jeff Lemire.

Available in stores on Wednesday, December 5th:
THE LAST SIEGE #7 by Landry Q. Walker & Justin Greenwood, Cover B by Andy Suriano
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #40 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, Cover C by Ray Fawkes
BLACKBIRD #3 by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel, Cover C by Manda Schank
UNNATURAL #5 by Mirka Andolfo, Cover C by Jacopo Camagn
SELF/MADE #1 by Mat Groom & Eduardo Ferigato, Cover B by Marcelo Costa
THE FREEZE #1 by Dan Wickline & Phillip Sevy, Cover B by Raffaele Ienco
DEAD RABBIT #3 by Gerry Duggan & John McCrea, Cover C by McCrea

Available in stores on Wednesday, December 12th:
BIRTHRIGHT #34 by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas, Cover B by Bressan & Lucas
HEY KIDS! COMICS! #5 by Howard Chaykin, Cover B by Chaykin
AUNTIE AGATHA’S HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS by Keith Giffen & Benjamin Roman, Cover B by Roman
SKYWARD #9 by Joe Henderson & Lee Garbett, Cover B by Garbett

Available in stores on Wednesday, December 19th”
CURSE WORDS #19 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, Cover C by Browne
REGRESSION #14 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, Cover B by Luckert
BURNOUTS #4 by by Dennis Culver & Geoffo, Cover C by Culver
GIDEON FALLS #9 by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino, Cover C by Lemire
RUMBLE #10 by John Arcudi & David Rubín, Cover C by Brandon Graham

Here are the featured variants.

Image Comics reveals more Walking Dead tribute variant covers

Image Comics unveiled more of its special The Walking Dead tribute covers scheduled for special release for, this coming October.

See below for select images.

The upcoming time will be the last of the company’s 25th-anniversary variant collection theme; this time in dedication to its hit coming first published back in 2003, The Walking Dead.

This final month of variants in homage to Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s long-running series will be released in the following schedule. Consult your local comics dealer for more information.

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th:

ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley
EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson
I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION by Skottie Young, cover by Young
POSTAL #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Goodhart
REGRESSION #5 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert
SOUTHERN CROSS #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, cover by Cloonan
SLOTS #1 by Dan Panosian, cover by Panosian

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 11th:

BIRTHRIGHT #27 by Joshua Williamson, Adriano Lucas & Andrei Bressan, cover by Bressan & Lucas
BLACK SCIENCE #32 by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera, cover by Harren
ROYAL CITY #6 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #32 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie
Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #6 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe, cover by Liefeld

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 18th:

CURSE WORDS #9 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne
DESCENDER #25 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen
GENERATION GONE #4 Ales Kot & Andre Araujo, cover by Araujo
GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #6 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood
HORIZON #15 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon & Mike Spicer, cover by Gedeon & Spicer
KILL THE MINOTAUR #5 by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Lukas Ketner, cover by Ketner & Beaulieu
MANIFEST DESTINY #32 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni, cover by Roberts & Gieni
THE REALM #2 by Seth M. Peck & Jeremy Haun, cover by Jeremy Haun
ROCKSTARS #8 by Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison, cover by Hutchison
SPY SEAL #3 by Rich Tommaso, cover by Tomasso

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 25th:

ANGELIC #2 by Si Spurrier & Caspar Wijngaard, cover by Wijngaard
COPPERHEAD #15 by Jay Faerber, Drew Moss & Ron Riley, cover by Godlewski & Riley
CROSSWIND #5 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs
GASOLINA #2 by Sean Mackiewicz, Mat Lopes & Niko Walter, cover by Walter & Lopes
HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION #1 by Tini Howard, Celor, K. Michael Russell, cover by Rugg
THE HARD PLACE #3 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel, cover by Rummel
SPAWN #279 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane
UNDERWINTER: A FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes
WAYWARD #24 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings & Royce “Fooray” Southerland

Here is a peek of the recently revealed upcoming variants…

 

And more previously unveiled…

Image Comics to release 30 The Walking Dead tribute cover variants…

Image Comics will show much love for The Walking Dead, this coming October…

The upcoming time will be the last of the company’s 25th-anniversary variant collection theme; this time in dedication to its hit coming first published back in 2003, The Walking Dead.

This final month of variants will pay tribute to some of the hottest, most jaw-dropping moments from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s long-running, and industry-changing series that went on to become a pop culture phenomenon.

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th:

ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley
EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson
I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION by Skottie Young, cover by Young
POSTAL #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Goodhart
REGRESSION #5 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert
SOUTHERN CROSS #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, cover by Cloonan
SLOTS #1 by Dan Panosian, cover by Panosian

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 11th:

BIRTHRIGHT #27 by Joshua Williamson, Adriano Lucas & Andrei Bressan, cover by Bressan & Lucas
BLACK SCIENCE #32 by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera, cover by Harren
ROYAL CITY #6 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #32 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie
Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #6 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe, cover by Liefeld

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 18th:

CURSE WORDS #9 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne
DESCENDER #25 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen
GENERATION GONE #4 Ales Kot & Andre Araujo, cover by Araujo
GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #6 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood
HORIZON #15 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon & Mike Spicer, cover by Gedeon & Spicer
KILL THE MINOTAUR #5 by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Lukas Ketner, cover by Ketner & Beaulieu
MANIFEST DESTINY #32 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni, cover by Roberts & Gieni
THE REALM #2 by Seth M. Peck & Jeremy Haun, cover by Jeremy Haun
ROCKSTARS #8 by Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison, cover by Hutchison
SPY SEAL #3 by Rich Tommaso, cover by Tomasso

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 25th:

ANGELIC #2 by Si Spurrier & Caspar Wijngaard, cover by Wijngaard
COPPERHEAD #15 by Jay Faerber, Drew Moss & Ron Riley, cover by Godlewski & Riley
CROSSWIND #5 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs
GASOLINA #2 by Sean Mackiewicz, Mat Lopes & Niko Walter, cover by Walter & Lopes
HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION #1 by Tini Howard, Celor, K. Michael Russell, cover by Rugg
THE HARD PLACE #3 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel, cover by Rummel
SPAWN #279 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane
UNDERWINTER: A FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes
WAYWARD #24 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings & Royce “Fooray” Southerland

Here is a peek at some of the upcoming variants…

Image/Skybound reveals De Felici comic cover variants, for September

Image/Skybound Entertainment recently revealed new variant covers for their September monthly releases, all done by Italian comic artist Lorenzo De Felici. De Felici is also the artist of a new, ongoing Skybound series, soon to be announced.

Skybound is proud of his work and making his work the variant theme ahead.  Below, are the variants hitting comic book stores in the following weeks (consult your comics dealer ASAP, if interested)…

THE WALKING DEAD #171, De Felici variant cover
by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
In stores on Wednesday, September 6th

BIRTHRIGHT #26, De Felici variant cover
by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas
In stores on Wednesday, September 13th

GASOLINA #1, De Felici variant cover
by Sean Mackiewicz, Niko Walter & Mat Lopes
In stores on Wednesday, September 20th

INVINCIBLE #140, De Felici variant cover
by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley & Nathan Fairbairn, Cover B by De Felici
In stores on Wednesday, September 20th

MANIFEST DESTINY #31, De Felici variant cover
by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Tony Akins & Owen Gieni
In stores on Wednesday, September 27th

KILL THE MINOTAUR #4, De Felici variant cover
by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner & Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Lukas Ketner
In stores on Wednesday, September 20th

HORIZON #14, De Felici variant cover
by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon & Mike Spicer
in stores Wednesday, September 20th

REDNECK #6, De Felici variant cover
by Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren & Dee Cunniffe
in stores on Wednesday, September 27

 

Image Comics reveals more “Images of Tomorrow” variant covers for July

This coming July month, Image Comics will continue its 25th-anniversary celebration with another monthly theme of special variant covers for many popular monthly titles. This theme will be “Images of Tomorrow,” where such variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics, with covers speculating possible future events in possible storylines.

(SEE PREVIEW BELOW)

Here is the release schedule and artist info for each cover. Consult your comic store for order info, as quantities for each are very limited.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th:

  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th:
  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th:
  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young
  • ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th:
  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings
Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd:
  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic

Here are 16 of the 18 featured covers:

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Image Comics reveals “Images of Tomorrow” variant covers for July

This coming July month, Image Comics will continue its 25th-anniversary celebration with another monthly theme of special variant covers for many popular monthly titles. This theme will be “Images of Tomorrow,” where such  variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines

(SEE PREVIEW BELOW)

Here is the release schedule and artist info for each cover. Consult your comic store for order info, as quantities for each are very limited.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th:

  • RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12th:
  • CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne
  • THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin
  • REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert
  • ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19th:
  • DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen
  • GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo
  • I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young
  • ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26th:
  • CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs
  • POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic
  • SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca
  • SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane
  • UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes
  • WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings
Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):
  • SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic

Here are 6 of the 11 featured covers:

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Image Comics reveals all Pride Month variant covers for June…

 

This June, Image Comics will celebrate Pride month with a variety of special variant covers among its popular monthly titles, and donate profits of each sold to the Human Rights Campaign.

(SEE PREVIEWS BELOW)

The Pride Month carries on the overall 25th-anniversary monthly variant cover theme.” This time, the alternate covers will serve to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the progress made by the Gay Liberation Movement in promoting inclusivity and support for all. 100% of the proceeds made from these June Pride variant covers will be donated to Human Rights Campaign.

Earlier this month, Image Comics unveiled 6 of the variant covers. now all are revealed.

Consult your favorite comic book dealer for order info. Here is the schedule and additional info for each issue:

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 7th:

  • The Walking Dead #168 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover art by Sina Grace, cover colors by Tamra Bonvillain
  • The Divided States Of Hysteria #1 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 14th:

  • Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, cover by De Landro
  • Rose #3 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by Guara

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 21st:

  • Crosswind #1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs
  • Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #4 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood
  • The Old Guard #5 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, cover by Fernandez

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 28th:

  • Black Magick #6 by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, cover by Scott
  • Deadly Class #29 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Craig
  • Shutter #29 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, cover by del Duca
  • Redneck #3 by Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren, cover by Ed Luce

Here are all 11 featured covers (5 newly revealed to the 6 shown in a recent post):

 

Image Comics reveals special Pride Month variant covers for June…

This June, Image Comics will celebrate Pride month with a variety of special variant covers among its popular monthly titles, and donate profits of each sold to the Human Rights Campaign.

(SEE PREVIEW BELOW)

The Pride Month carries on the overall 25th-anniversary monthly variant cover theme.” This time, the alternate covers will serve to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the progress made by the Gay Liberation Movement in promoting inclusivity and support for all. 100% of the proceeds made from these June Pride variant covers will be donated to Human Rights Campaign.

“We are so thankful for the opportunity to support the LGBTQ community during Pride Month this year by partnering once again with the Human Rights Campaign,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “It’s never been a secret that Image Comics is supportive of creative freedom, but it’s important that we also make it clear that we stand for inclusivity, diversity, and equality, now more than ever. We hope these variants will serve as a positive display of that ongoing commitment.”

Consult your favorite comic book dealer for order info. Here is the schedule and additonal info for each issue:

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 7th:

  • The Walking Dead #168 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover art by Sina Grace, cover colors by Tamra Bonvillain
  • The Divided States Of Hysteria #1 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 14th:

  • Bith Planet: Triple Feature #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, cover by De Landro
  • Rose #3 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by Guara

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 21st:

  • Crosswind #1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs
  • Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #4 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood
  • The Old Guard #5 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, cover by Fernandez

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 28th:

  • Black Magick #6 by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, cover by Scott
  • Deadly Class #29 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Craig
  • Shutter #29 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, cover by del Duca
  • Redneck #3 by Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren, cover by Ed Luce

Here are 6 of the 11 featured covers:

See the July Tom Whalen Variant Comics Covers from IDW Puiblishing

IDW Publishing recently announced its special variant cover theme for its comic books in the the July 2017 month, featuring the awesome art of Tom Whalen upon its many licensed characters in their popular monthly titles.

Here they are…

 

All are scheduled for release in July, but likely in limited quantities. Consult your local comic book retailer for more order info.

See the coming Image Comics special Spawn cover variants…

This May will celebrate the legacy of Spawn for Image Comics, during its 25th Anniversary; with a variety of special variant covers.

25 years ago in the next month of May, Todd McFarlane released Spawn, a long-running series starring a superhero/anti-hero with supernatural powers. The artwork and world-building felt special and new to fans of the ex-Spider-Man comics artist, but also special is the significance as a première title for Image Comics. The new publisher became known for its creator driven (and owned) works, prompting a rise in independent titles as a collective powerhouse along the DC/Marvel licensed properties. Many popular Image Comics titles followed since, including more notably Walking Dead, Saga, Maxx, Witchblade.

Now, shall come the variant covers celebrating the Image Comics première icon upon many current Image Comics titles. Each will be available to comic book retailers throughout the month. Black and white versions of a selection of the covers will also be available. Consult your favorite comic book dealer for more info. The schedule for each issue follows:

In stores on Wednesday, May 10th:

  • BLACK CLOUD #2 by Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, cover by Greg Hinkle
  • REGRESSION #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert
  • RENATO JONES: SEASON TWO #1 by Kaare Kyle Andrews, cover by Kaare Kyle Andrews

In stores on Wednesday, May 17th:

  • GOD COUNTRY #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, cover by Gerardo Zaffino
  • GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #1 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Jim Mahfood
  • HORIZON #11 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin, cover by Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer
  • INJECTION #13 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, cover by Declan Shalvey
  • ROSE #2 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by David Finch

In stores on Wednesday, May 24th:

  • DEADLY CLASS #28 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Wes Craig
  • MAGDALENA VOL. 4 #3 by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady, Christian DiBari, cover by Stjepan Sejic
  • THE OLD GUARD #4 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, cover by Chris Samnee
  • PLASTIC #2 by Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard, cover by Daniel Hillyard
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña, cover by Jerome Opeña

In stores on Wednesday, May 31st:

  • MANIFEST DESTINY #29 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni, cover by Matt Roberts and Owen Gieni
  • BLACK SCIENCE #30 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, cover by Matteo Scalera

Here below are 8 of the 11 features (See above for the Renato Jones vol #2 cover). Click on each for cover artist and more info: