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
REGRESSION #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert
RENATO JONES: SEASON TWO #1 by Kaare Kyle Andrews, cover by Kaare Kyle Andrews
Available in stores on Wednesday, May 17th:
GOD COUNTRY #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, cover by Gerardo Zaffino
GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #1 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Jim Mahfood
HORIZON #11 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin, cover by Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer
INJECTION #13 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, cover by Declan Shalvey
ROSE #2 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by David Finch
Available in stores on Wednesday, May 24th:
DEADLY CLASS #28 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Wes Craig
MAGDALENA VOL. 4 #3 by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady, Christian DiBari, cover by Stjepan Sejic
THE OLD GUARD #4 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, cover by Chris Samnee
PLASTIC #2 by Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard, cover by Daniel Hillyard
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña, cover by Jerome Opeña
Available in stores on Wednesday, May 31st:
MANIFEST DESTINY #29 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni, cover by Matt Roberts and Owen Gieni
BLACK SCIENCE #30 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, cover by Matteo Scalera
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew. It’s clear that if you are a collector of variant covers, that Image Comics is going to break the bank on you because this is the third crop of coolness that helps them celebrate their 25th Anniversary. I love the idea of using the incredible “Spawn” character on these variants but since I am not currently reading these titles myself (barring the ones that are just launching in May of course), I don’t think that I will be picking them up. What I am really hoping for is a series of super-affordable reprints of the companies first launched issues. Perhaps even just charging the price that they came out as back in 1992. If memory serves me that was about $1.95 a copy. What do you readers of the illustrated page think of these variants? Are you going to ask your local comics retailer to secure you a pile of them for your collection? You can remind them this coming Wednesday when you drop in. Don’t forget that Saturday May 6th is “Free Comic Book Day” and a few days ago I pointed out some of the items that you might be interested in so check out THIS POST as well before you head to the shop. Until next time.
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