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Image/Skybound Entertainment Reveals “The Walking Dead” Variants For October

As you diehard readers of the PiercingMetal website are well aware, we have been helping to laud the awesome 25th Anniversary of the fine folks at Image Comics a lot over the past year and we are continuing the process with this announcement about their latest batch of variant covers. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the six of 30 variants planned for the final month of 25th anniversary variants—October covers in homage of iconic THE WALKING DEAD cover designs. 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

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“Elsewhere” #3 (The Walking Dead Variant)

EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson

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“Extremity” #7 (The Walking Dead Variant)

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Image Comics First Issues Coming August 2017

Alright, so here we are again. I promised you that I was going to return at around lunchtime with the next batch of solicitations. We just ran the Dynamite Comics stuff and now it’s time for the few launches that are coming from Image Comics. As you probably have observed, I have been showcasing the variant covers that Image has been offering up as a part of their 25th Anniversary celebration. Those summaries get their own posts since I like to allow easier focus. Okay, let’s get a move on it. Take a look.

“Mage: The Hero Denied” #1

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #1 (OF 15) – GEM OF THE MONTH: LEGENDARY WRITER / ARTIST MATT WAGNER RETURNS FOR THE THIRD AND FINAL VOLUME OF HIS EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY—MAGE: THE HERO DENIED! This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life. It’s been some time since he’s utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action. Throughout these events, Kevin keeps hoping for the same mystical guidance that has mentored him in the past. “Who is the third Mage?!”

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED will be a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Newly repackaged editions of the previous books from the trilogy—THE HERO DISCOVERED andTHE HERO DEFINED—will be released over the course of the new series. MAGE has been a perennial favorite with old and new readers alike for nearly three decades.

STORY / ART / COVER:MATT WAGNER
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Image Comics Reveals “Jonathan Hickman Designed” Variant Covers For August

Hey there my comic book loving readers. It’s time to showcase another batch of Image Comics variant cover editions as the company celebrates their 25th Anniversary. For August we are getting a batch of 10 different covers that are designed by artist Jonathan Hickman. Check out the press release and the few reveals below.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal two of ten variants planned for August’s 25th anniversary theme—a month of Jonathan Hickman cover designs. The bestselling co-creator of EAST OF WEST and THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, Hickman is also known for his high-concept cover design and will have full creative reign in interpreting a range of ongoing creator-owned series with these special variants. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd:

EAST OF WEST #34 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
ELSEWHERE #1 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 9th:

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #30 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #4 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 16th:

GENIUS: CARTEL #1 by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
RAT QUEENS #5 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 23rd:

GENERATION GONE #2 by Aleš Kot & André Lima Araújo
THE HARD PLACE #1 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 30th:

RINGSIDE #11 by Joe Keatinge & Nick Barber
SPAWN #277 by Todd McFarlane

PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ll have to excuse me for a moment but I am really getting a little annoyed at these teaser emails with one or two images from a whole batch. Perhaps the completely comicbook focused websites love them and have the means to do four or five posts about a single item but here at at the Metal Command HQ I can only get to one of them per topic so I prefer having all that I need to show you in one big sweep. Sigh. Anyway, let me get back on track here. I don’t purchase the variant covers unless they really speak to me from the shelves at the local comic book shop and with the amount of new titles that keep coming out they REALLY have to speak to me to be added to the collection. So what do you readers think about the idea of this latest batch of variants? Are you a fan of Jonathan Hickman’s stuff? Will you be purchasing them? Let me know in the comments section below and I will see you soon with more stuffs. If the other images come in soon I will edit them into this posting as its going to be my only post about the topic.

Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com

“East Of West” #34 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Elsewhere” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Generation Gone” #2 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Genius” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Rat Queens” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“The Hard Place” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“The Wicked and The Divine” #30 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Youngblood” #20 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)