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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 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)

Image Comics Reveals “Images Of Tomorrow” Variant Covers For July

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

“Rat Queens” #4 (Images Of Tomorrow Variant)

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple
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Image Comics Reveals “Spawn” Variant Covers For May During 25th Anniversary

Continuing the broadcast about the Image Comics 25th Anniversary, here is a bit of combined press that showcases the May 2017 “Spawn” variant covers that are heading our way. I’ve culled all of the covers together for you to shop a little more easily and will comment at the close. Enjoy.

The Press Release:
The SPAWN legacy spreads in Image Comics’ May variants for 25th anniversary. Image Comics is pleased to reveal the variants planned for May’s 25th anniversary theme month—SPAWN. Image Comics’ creators bring their interpretation of the iconic antihero by Todd McFarlane to life all month long. Black and white versions of a selection of the covers will also be available. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, May 10th:

BLACK CLOUD #2 by Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, cover by Greg Hinkle

“Black Cloud” #2 Spawn Variant

REGRESSION #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert

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“Regression” #1 Spawn Variant

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Image Comics Unveils “8” April Fool’s Day Variant Covers For 25th Anniversary

The fine folks at Image Comics continue to deliver some truly interesting things in honor of the companies 25th Anniversary. We’ve seen some $.25 cent issues and some other variants that paid homage to the founding titles. This April we are going to find some fooling around taking place as they introduce “11” April Fool’s Day covers. These are “8” of them.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first eight of 11 variants planned for April’s 25th anniversary theme month—can you guess the month’s theme? APRIL FOOLS! Image Comics’ creators are unleashed all month long to prank fans with these covers—they’ll make comics readers do a double-take every Wednesday. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants. The following covers are sure to get comic fans and collectors talking.

Available in stores on Wednesday, April 5th:

ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1 by Kyle Starks, cover by Kyle Starks

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“Rock Candy Mountain” #1 April Fool’s Variant

SONS OF THE DEVIL #11 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante, cover by Toni Infante

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“Sons Of The Devil” #11 April Fool’s Variant

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