I’ve been showcasing the assorted variant covers that have been coming out from the folks at Image Comics over the last few months as the publisher celebrates its 25th Anniversary. The other day the press went out about the June variant covers which will not only celebrate “Pride Month” but find the proceeds being used for charity. Read on down below and I’ll chime in at the close and if you want to see the previous narratives about assorted variant covers, just hit that tag down below.
The Press Release:
PORTLAND, OR, 05/10/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of eleven variants planned for June’s 25th anniversary theme—“Pride Month.” The variants 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.”
Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.
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