Image Comics Reveals Final Four “25th Anniversary” February Variant Covers

I’ve been raising a glass in honor of the 2017 25th Anniversary of Image Comics and it wasn’t too long ago that I shared the press release about their special homage variant covers that will be happening in February. Yesterday they unveiled the final four covers that are coming next month and since the copy refreshed the memory on the first bunch I am adding those images back in as well for good measure. The ”Final Four” will be down towards the end of this posting. Check it out.

The Press Copy:
THE FINAL FOUR! Image Comics reveals remaining 25th anniversary tribute variants. Image Comics is thrilled to reveal the final 4 of 15 tribute variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month to round out the full list of “tribute covers” celebrating the legendary cover images from throughout the Image’s history. The newly revealed tribute variants include: Sean Lewis & Hayden Sherman’s THE FEW #2 commemorating Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta’s EAST OF WEST #1, Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni’s MANIFEST DESTINY #26 commemorating Jonathan Layman & Rob Guillory’s CHEW #1, Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s MONSTRESS #10 commemorating Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN #1, and OUTCAST BY ROBERT KIRKMAN & PAUL AZACETA #25 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s BRIGADE #1. Each month of Image’s 25th year will announce a list of special themed anniversary variants, which will begin to hit shelves on Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”

Full List of February’s Tribute Variants:

Available in stores on Wednesday, February 1st:

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

“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

“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

“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

“Invincible” #133 Variant

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

“God Country” #2 Variant

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

“Kill Or Be Killed” #6 Variant

Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni’s MANIFEST DESTINY #26 commemorating Jonathan Layman & Rob Guillory’s CHEW #1

“Manifest Destiny” #26

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s SEX CRIMINALS #16 commemorating Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN

“The Sexual and The Criminal” #16 Variant

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

“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

“Cursewords” #2 Variant

Sean Lewis & Hayden Sherman’s THE FEW #2 commemorating Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta’s EAST OF WEST #1

“The Few” #2

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

“Descender” #19 Variant

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s MONSTRESS #10 commemorating Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN #1

“Monstress” #10

OUTCAST BY ROBERT KIRKMAN & PAUL AZACETA #25 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s Brigade #1

“Outcast” #25

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

“Revival” #47 Variant

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to keep this short and sweet with a “Happy 25th Anniversary Image Comics”, a wish that I will be repeating on February 1st which is officially christened as “Image Comics Day” – Let’s start the celebration stuff early shall we? You readers can always add in what you think about these new and actually all the rest of the variant covers down in the comments section below. Which ones will you be adding to your weekly pull-list? What ones have you been reading and recommend to those of us who might have fallen behind on some of these publications? I look forward to your submissions.

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

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