Image Comics Reveals 25th Anniversary Variants For 11 Titles

I recently shared some press information about Image Comics and their discounted issues for their 25th Anniversary. With 2017 being a special year for the publisher, there are a LOT of cool things coming down the pike. You can count on specially priced issues, awesome variant covers and a whole lot more. This little narrative discusses a bunch of the variant covers that their currently running titles will bear. Dig in to the press release and covers.

The Press Release:
February’s variants will pay tribute to iconic Image covers. Image Comics is thrilled to reveal the first 11 of 15 homage variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month—“tribute covers” celebrating iconic cover images from throughout the company’s history. 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.”

“One of the great things about celebrating our 25th anniversary is that it creates an opportunity for us to look back at over two decades of history-making comics and showcase some of the wonderful work that made Image what it is today,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Everyone in the Image family is a fan at heart, and this month’s tribute variants give the participating creators a chance to show their admiration for some of comics’ greatest creator-owned triumphs by putting their own unique spin on classic images from that rich and varied past for a collection of covers as fun as they are stunning.”

Available in stores on Wednesday, February 1st:

Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s DEADLY CLASS #26 commemorating Marc Silvestri’s CYBER FORCE #1

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“Deadly Class” #26 Variant


Available in stores on Wednesday, February 8th:

Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s EAST OF WEST #31 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s TEAM YOUNGBLOOD #19

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“East Of West” #31 Variant

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #26 commemorating Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s SEX CRIMINALS #1

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“The Wicked and The Divine” # 26 Variant

Available in stores on Wednesday, February 15th:

Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s INVINCIBLE #133 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #1

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“Invincible” #133 Variant

Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw’s GOD COUNTRY #2 commemorating Erik Larsen’s SAVAGE DRAGON #1

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“God Country” #2 Variant

Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser’s KILL OR BE KILLED #6 commemorating Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD #1

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“Kill Or Be Killed” #6 Variant

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s SEX CRIMINALS #16 commemorating Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1

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“The Sexual and The Criminal” #16 Variant

Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD #164 commemorating Jim Lee’s WILD C.A.T.S. #1

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“The Walking Dead” #164 Variant

Available in stores on Wednesday, February 22nd:

Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s CURSE WORDS #2 commemorating Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s INVINCIBLE #1

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“Cursewords” #2 Variant

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s DESCENDER #19 commemorating Dale Keown’s PITT #2

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“Descender” #19 Variant

Tim Seely and Mike Norton’s REVIVAL #47 commemorating Marc Silvestri, Brian Haberlin, Michael Turner, and David Wohl’s WITCHBLADE #1

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“Revival” #47 Variant

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to tell you right now that I’ve already decided to really help in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Image Comics since I was one of the original collectors back in the day. I mentioned this in another related topic but if you missed that for some reason, I was. Keep checking out our Comics Category over the course of the next few months since I know a whole bunch of awesome is coming from them. I loved these variants since they brought me back to when I first purchased the titles whose covers they are an homage to. My plan is to also toast several of the first issues as Milestones during the months that they were releases and I am speaking in particular about “Spawn”, “Youngblood”, WildC.A.T.S.” and more. Alright, so let’s close this one up with my asking you what you think about these variant covers. Will you be adding them to your pull list in February? Let me know in the comments section below.

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

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