San Diego Comic Con 2017 – IDW reveal its show exclusives

We have a sweet list of all the very limited exclusive items the IDW comics publishers are putting out for the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International show.

These convention exclusives are only available for pick up at IDW’s SDCC booth #2743, or at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery from July 21st through July 24th. The gallery, located in the Liberty Station Arts District in the Point Loma area of San Diego, currently features exhibits by acclaimed artists Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Walter Simonson (Thor, Ragnarök). For more information on the gallery and exhibit as well as directions, visit www.sdcomicartgallery.com.

See below for all the basic info (and available pics for most of its books) on the exclusives for the publisher’s comics, collected editions/hardcovers, collectibles, and giveaways.
Some of which are now available for pre-order at IDW’s web store, idw.pub/conexclusives.

COMICS

Clue #1 Envelope Pack


Includes spot color variant plus 3 regular covers and a bonus
Spot-color cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$20, Limited to 500 packs

Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW’s new CLUE series! We’ve put together a special pack for this convention! We start with a RARE exclusive Gabriel Rodriguez Con variant cover, ONLY available in this pack, include all 3 regular editions with the alternate endings, and finish off with a full set of RARE Clue promotional trading cards, all tucked neatly into a Clue evidence envelope! All the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. 

Darkness Visible #5, Con variant

Darkness Visible #5, Con variant
Cover by Ryan Kelly
$10, Limited to 200 copies
 
Written by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David, Darkness Visible tells the story of an uneasy co-existence between humans and demons that lasted eighty years, is now spawning an endless terrorist conflict, with a cover by Ryan Kelly.

DuckTales #0, Con variant

Cover by Jeff Smith
$10, Limited to 500 copies

Woo-oo! Bone creator Jeff Smith drew an amazing variant cover of the DuckTales cast for our convention variant!  Featuring beloved characters like Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Huey, Dewey and Louie, this new #0 issue is the perfect jumping on point for fans old and new in anticipation of the brand-new series coming Summer 2017!

Funko Universe Bundle Pack

5 regular Funko Universe one-shots
Various artists
$25, Limited to 100 packs

Pick up all 5 of our Funko Universe one-shot comics from May, each with a cover modeled after the popular Funko boxes, and get a free BONUS copy of TMNT #70 with a Funko-style cover by artist Dave Alvarez! The only way to get this variant is to BUY this bundle pack!

Ghostbusters 101 #1, Con photo variant

$10, Limited to 400 copies

This time, everybody answers the call! Ghostbusters 101 features the very first appearance of the new Ghostbusters from 2016’s Answer the Call movie, as they team up with the original Ghostbusters from 1984! This convention variant features a photo cover of the original Ghostbusters on the front cover, and a photo of the new team on the back cover! Get your copy signed at the show!

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1, Con variant

Cover by Erica Henderson
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Artist Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) drew this gorgeous variant cover of Jem & the Holograms for Part 1 of The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event written by Kelly Thompson!

My Little Pony: Movie Prequel #1, Spot color variant

Cover by Tony Fleecs
$5, Limited to 500 copies

This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come, with a fabulous new cover by artist Tony Fleecs!

ROM vs. Transformers #1, Spot color variant

Cover by Alex Milne
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Alex Milne provides the variant cover to this crossover hundreds of years in the making! See the first interactions between ROM and the Transformers on Earth, and meet the universe’s only Cybertronian Solstar Knight!

TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo, Con variant

Cover by Kevin Eastman
$10, Limited to 500 copies

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai collaborated on this gorgeous convention variant! The TMNT are teleported to a world of talking animals—the world of Usagi Yojimbo! Get your copy signed at the booth!

Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #1, Con photo cover

$10, Limited to 400 copies

The stars of the hit television show will be on hand at the convention to sign a special photo variant cover available only at the show! And for the ultimate collectors a deluxe pack will be available collecting the convention variant, last year’s San Diego variant cover, and a bonus item!

Wynonna Earp Season One Yearbook, Con photo variant

$10, Limited to 300 copies

This Wynonna Earp Season 1 yearbook, with a special convention photo variant cover, is filled with on-set photos, including action shots from the show and all-new behind-the-scenes goodies. This is a book all Earpers need in their motorcycle saddle bag!

Wynonna Earp #1 Deluxe Pack, 2 special photo variants featuring cast members from the hit show!

$20, Limited to 150 packs

Get the last 2 Wynonna Earp Convention Variant comics with a FREE bonus item!

COLLECTED EDITIONS/ HARDCOVERS

Batman TMNT Adventures Vol 1, Con variant

Cover by Kevin Eastman
$20, Limited to 300 copies

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman provides a con-exclusive cover to this trade paperback! The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes!

Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day Hardcover

First release at SDCC! Cover by Berkeley Breathed
$40, 400 copies at the show

Get a special hardcover version of the latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip! This book, containing a bound in plate SIGNED by Breathed, features ALL-NEW strips from 2016 and 2017, that have NEVER appeared in print before (never ever!!). These newly-minted masterpieces present the continuing adventures of Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, and the rest of the delightful denizens of Bloom County—and heaven knows how we survived all those years without you!

Jack Kirby Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist Edition, SDCC variant

Cover by Jack Kirby
$150, Limited to 100 copies

Jack Kirby was the undisputed King of Comics and IDW is proud to present the second Artist’s Edition focusing on his Fantastic Four work. And, even better, this collects his earlier, “twice up” art—it’s Kirby-sized!! This massive collection includes issues 33, 45, 47, and 60 of the Fantastic Four, plus a stellar gallery with 22 (!!) classic covers, and incredible pages, and three gigantic fold-outs–if you are a Kirby fan, this is the Artist’s Edition you’ve been waiting for!! Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring Fantastic Four #72.

Jack Kirby Forever People Artist Edition, Con variant

Cover by Jack Kirby
$125, Limited to 100 copies

Continuing IDW’s yearlong celebration of the centennial of Jack “King” Kirby’s birth! Jack Kirby’s classic Fourth World epic told the story of a group of New Gods sent to Earth to oppose Darkseid. Featuring Beautiful Dreamer, Big Bear, Moonrider, and others, this was Kirby’s take on super-powered flower children! Included in this volume are issues, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, with nearly all pages scanned from the originals. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring a self-portrait of Jack Kirby, and this is limited to a scarce 100 copies.

Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth, Con variant

Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$20, Limited to 500 copies

This special deluxe release hardcover, with a new cover by series artist Gabriel Rodriguez, finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, “Open the Moon!”, the other long-sold-out one-shot, “Grindhouse!” and the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, “In the Can!”, along with additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Ragnarök Volume 2 Hardcover, Con variant

Cover by Walter Simonson
$30, Limited to 500 copies

This convention edition hardcover, with a new cover by creator Walter Simonson, collects issues #7-12 of the Ragnarök series! After hundreds of years, a single god emerged into the post-Ragnarök world, Thor, the God of Thunder. But Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, has discovered his reappearance, and unleashes his draugar, the undead walkers, against the Thunder God, seeking to destroy the last vestige of the former worlds, and the only hope for the present one.

Return of the Dapper Men, Show debut

Cover by Janet Lee
$35, 150 copies at the show

Blending clockwork whimsy with majestic art-nouveau visuals, Jim McCann and Janet Lee present a hand-crafted fairy tale that feels both familiar and entirely new in this prestige reprinting!

Sh*t My President Says, Show debut

Cover by Shannon Wheeler
$15, 500 copies at the show

Some people are saying, I don’t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion-he’s very, very, good, okay? Now he’s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won’t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It’s true! It’s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book – even the haters and losers (Sad!).

Star Trek: Boldly Go Volume 1, Con photo variant

$20, Limited to 200 copies

All-new Star Trek series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! New photo cover for the con variant!

Surfside Girls, Show debut

Cover by Kim Dwinell
$15, 150 copies at the show

Things are getting weird in Surfside. Lately, Samantha’s best friend Jade explodes into fits of giggles whenever she sees a boy, and it’s throwing a wrench into the kick-back summer of surfing and hanging out that Sam had planned. But after swimming through a secret underwater cave, Sam starts to… see things. Like ghosts. And strange creatures. And maybe something even scarier! Can she and Jade get to the bottom of this mystery in time to save their town?

Walter Simonson’s Thor the Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist Edition, SDCC variant

Cover by Walter Simonson
$125, Limited to 100 copies

The fate of Earth and Asgard hang in the Balance as Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and tons of guest-stars do battle Surtur and his horde of invading demons! All with an exclusive Simonson cover just for the con variant featuring the very first drawing ever done of Beta Ray Bill!

The second Thor Artist’s Edition by the legendary comics’ creator Walter Simonson! Featuring seven complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349 – 354, plus #380—the legendary all-splash page story!). As with all Artist’s Editions, each page of art scanned from the original art, in this case, from Simonson’s personal archives.

COLLECTIBLES

Disney DuckTales Lithograph
$100, limited to 100 copies

We are proud to offer an Official Disney Archive print of the DuckTales #0 SDCC Variant cover by Bone creator Jeff Smith. Each print measures 11.7 by 16.5 inches, is hand-numbered from 1 to 100, and is printed on 51 pound paper. Each print is packaged in a 13″x18″ envelope with a Official Disney Archive label on the front. Get it signed by Jeff Smith and DuckTales creators during the convention!

String Divers figure, Con variant plus free Trade Paperback
Designed by Ashley Wood
$100, Limited to 50

This String Divers F Defender Statue is a IDW x THREEA SDCC 2017 Exclusive, designed by Ashley Wood. Limited to only 50 units, this statue stands approximately 6” tall, and features 25 points of articulation. This statue also comes with 1 Quantum Defense Suit, 1 Quantum Propulsion Pack, 3 Weapons, and 1 Stand. You will also receive a free copy of the String Divers Trade Paperback with your purchase!

Wynonna Earp Replica Necklace, plus bonus books. Limited release
$100, Limited to 50

Want to wear the same style necklace as Melanie Scrofano wears on Wynonna Earp? Here’s your chance to get an authentic replica necklace! As a free bonus, we are including a comic book signed by Doc Holliday himself, Tim Rozon, a comic book signed by Katherine Barrell (Officer Haught) and the Wynonna Earp Season 1 Yearbook!

Locke & Key Teddy Key, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$25, Limited to 100

Locke & Key Small World Key, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$25, Limited to 100

Hasbro Enamel Pins: 9 Designs, Limited release
$10, Limited to 100 for each designAutobots shield (Transformers)
Decepticons shield (Transformers)
Bumblebee (Transformers)
Arashikage tattoo (GI Joe)
Cobra symbol (GI Joe)
ROM head
Jem and the Holograms logo
Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony)
Songbird Sia  (My Little Pony)

Locke & Key Enamel Pins: 4 Designs, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$10, Limited to 100 for each designGhost Key
Head Key
Omega Key
Shadow Key

Wynonna Earp Enamel Pins: 4 Designs, Limited release
$10, Limited to 100 for each designWynonna Earp logo
U.S. Marshal
Special Deputy
Pride Mustache

Tom Whalen Poster Bundles: A curated assembly of hardcovers, trade paperbacks and rare variant covers, includes a free high-quality poster!
$100 each, 2 bundles per day, Each bundle limited to 50 units

GIVEAWAYS

Some of the most exciting titles coming this fall with these giveaways available at the IDW booth throughout the show.

Black Crown Preview book
Get your first look at what’s coming from Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint, including Kid Lobotomy by Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler, plus more yet-to-be-announced titles.

First Strike (Hasbro) Preview book
Limited to 3000 copies
Get on the ground floor of this summer’s Hasbro Comic Book Event Series featuring Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom, and more!

“Summer Insider” Preview book
Limited to 3000 copies
Look no further for some engaging summer reading from some of your favorite creators.

Star Wars Adventures Preview ashcan
Limited to 3000 copies
You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get a look at the new all-ages Star Wars Adventurescomic series

Sword of Ages Ashcan Preview book
Limited to 2000 copies
Writer/artist Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) welcomes you to a world unlike anything you’ve seen before in this sci-fi/fantasy epic.

TMNT Prelude Dimension X FCBD books
The 5-week event series coming this August where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to Dimension X starts here.

Ducktales/Tangled Flip promo poster
Based on the Disney animated shows of the same names, show your enthusiasm by plastering this on your wall.

Diablo House promo poster
Limited to 700 copies
Those who enter the Diablo House get more than what they bargained for…

My Little Pony Movie Prequel poster
Before the movie opens in theaters, snag this poster before they’re gone in a Rainbow Dash!

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:

Image Comics unleashes April Fools cover variants, for its 25th anniversary

This April will be an exciting and foolish month for Image Comics, during its 25th Anniversary.

For many popular (and some new) comic series titles under the Image Comics brand, there will be an optional variant cover fitting the month’s theme of April Fools. Each will be available to comic book retailers, and available throughout the month.

The schedule will follow:

In stores on Wednesday, April 5th:
– ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1 by Kyle Starks, cover by Kyle Starks
– SONS OF THE DEVIL #11 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante, cover by Toni Infante

In stores on Wednesday, April 12th:
– SPAWN #272 cover by Todd McFarlane (Diamond Code JAN178693)

In stores on Wednesday, April 19th:
– BLACK SCIENCE #29 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, cover by Rafael Albuquerque
– CURSE WORDS #4 by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne, cover by Ryan Browne
– EAST OF WEST #33 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta, cover by Nick Dragotta
– THE FIX #9 by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber, cover by Steve Lieber
– I HATE FAIRYLAND #12 by Skottie Young, cover by Skottie Young
– INVINCIBLE #135 by Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley, cover by Ryan Ottley
– PLASTIC #1 by Doug Wagner, cover by Daniel Hillyard

In stores on Wednesday, April 26th:
– SAVAGE DRAGON #223 by Erik Larsen, cover by Jock

Here are 8 of the 11 features. Click on each for artist and more info:

Details on the Image Comics 25TH Anniversary Blind Box

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Image Comics continues its silver anniversary with a very special Image Comics Anniversary Blind Box, available this July.

Only 1,992 of these boxes shall be available, only in retail comic shops on July 19th. What’s inside will be 25 black-polybagged Image comics highlighting 17 new series for 2017, featuring limited edition variant covers available only for available in the “Blind Box.”

Possible variants are:

  • 25th anniversary variant cover
  • B&W 25th anniversary cover
  • Virgin 25th anniversary cover 
  • Virgin B&W 25th anniversary cover 
  • Blank wraparound sketch cover
  • Extremely rare sketch covers drawn by each series artists—25 copies per series of the 17 selected launches
  • Exclusive THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN! #1 limited to 500 copies—the first 24 pages of Negan’s origin story printed in single-issue-format for the first and only time.

Recently, Image comics added some teasers of some pull possibilities..

A Ig Guara ROSE #1 sketch cover.

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A rare Geoff Shaw GOD COUNTRY #1 sketch cover.

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A rare Leandro Fernandez OLD GUARD #1 sketch cover.

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If interested, you should contact your local comic store retailer soon. Cost of the Blind Box is set at $125.00

Personal thoughts:

I love this idea, and hope Image continues with this perhaps as an annual tradition. I also would love to see other comic publishers to push similar blind boxes of the sort. Blind boxes are fun and addicting. But, I would like to see them exclusive to comic book stores and share the excitement with customers. I will be curious about what the variant covers look like, and to what series and artists are involved. The only drawback is the cost, for which I am hesitant in spending that much on variants. I still may get one of these, and share/review it here on strangerworlds.com.

– Orion T

Special thanks to Image Comics for providing access to preview pages. You may follow them for more info and other great books on their official site at www.imagecomics.com.