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
EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson
I’ve been doing these “variant covers” posts in celebration of the Image Comics 25th anniversary because each month the publisher has been issuing some very interesting stuff. If you’ve missed any of the posts from the past few months, just click on THIS LINK to recap because there is always a chance you can find some of the ones that you are interested in at your local comic book shop. The July plan is for “18” of their titles to get “Images Of Tomorrow” variant covers. This post features the first “9” that were revealed. Here we go.
The Press Release:
IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS: Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of 18 variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.” After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award-winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th:
RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf
Last month we found Image Comics releasing a score of variant covers in honor of its 25th Anniversary. The innovative comics publisher plans on continuing the process throughout the year and since I love bringing the comic book coolness to your attention, I will do my best to keep up with all of those posts. If you missed the item from last month about those variants, please click on THIS LINK and show it to your local retailer to see if they can get you copies of the ones that you have the most interest in. Now it’s time to discuss and showcase the March offerings which will help celebrate “Women’s History Month”. Dig in, and know that I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first five of 11 variants planned for March’s 25th anniversary theme month—“Women’s History.” The variants will serve to celebrate the careers of women in comics, the strides made throughout comics history made by the women’s movement, and the company’s history of shaking up the status quo. 100% of the proceeds made from these March Women’s History variant covers will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
“Many of Image Comics’ staff—myself included—and an ever-growing catalog of some of the most talented writers and artists in the industry, feel strongly about supporting women’s reproductive rights,” said Corey Murphy, Director of Sales at Image Comics. “Women have come a long way in this country, and the progress that’s been made is in part due to the efforts Planned Parenthood has made in sex education and affordable, preventative healthcare. I’m extremely proud to be a part of a company that’s unafraid to take a stance in supporting a non-profit that’s recently been under fire. This month we celebrate Women’s History, the strides the women have made in the comics industry, and the difference that everyone—male and female—has made by coming together in spreading equality.”
Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants, beginning with Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”
Available in stores on Wednesday, March 1st:
RAT QUEENS #1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni, variant artwork by Colleen Doran