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)


I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION by Skottie Young, cover by Young

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“I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition” #1 (The Walking Dead Variant)

POSTAL #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Goodhart

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“Postal” #24 (The Walking Dead Variant)

REGRESSION #5 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert

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“Regression” (The Walking Dead Variant)

SOUTHERN CROSS #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, cover by Cloonan

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“The Southern Cross” #16 (The Walking Dead Variant)

SLOTS #1 by Dan Panosian, cover by Panosian

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“Slots” #1 (The Walking Dead Variant)

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 11th:

BIRTHRIGHT #27 by Joshua Williamson, Adriano Lucas & Andrei Bressan, cover by Bressan & Lucas

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“Birthright” #27 (The Walking Dead Variant)

BLACK SCIENCE #32 by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera, cover by Harren

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“Black Science” #32 (The Walking Dead Variant)

ROYAL CITY #6 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire

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“Royal City” #6 (The Walking Dead Variant)

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #32 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie

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“The Wicked and The Divine” #32 (The Walking Dead Variant)

Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #6 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe, cover by Liefeld

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 18th:

CURSE WORDS #9 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne

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“Curse Words” #9 (The Walking Dead Variant)

DESCENDER #25 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen

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“Descender” #25 (The Walking Dead Variant)

GENERATION GONE #4 Ales Kot & Andre Araujo, cover by Araujo

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“Generation Gone” #4 (The Walking Dead Variant)

GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #6 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood

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“Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks” #6 (The Walking Dead Variant)

HORIZON #15 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon & Mike Spicer, cover by Gedeon & Spicer

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“Horizon” #15 (The Walking Dead Variant)

KILL THE MINOTAUR #5 by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Lukas Ketner, cover by Ketner & Beaulieu

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“Kill The Minotaur” #5 (The Walking Dead Variant)

MANIFEST DESTINY #32 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts & Owen Gieni, cover by Roberts & Gieni

THE REALM #2 by Seth M. Peck & Jeremy Haun, cover by Jeremy Haun

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“The Realm” #2 (The Walking Dead Variant)

ROCKSTARS #8 by Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison, cover by Hutchison

SPY SEAL #3 by Rich Tommaso, cover by Tomasso

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“Spy Seal” #3 (The Walking Dead Variant)

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 25th:

ANGELIC #2 by Si Spurrier & Caspar Wijngaard, cover by Wijngaard

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“Angelic” #2 (The Walking Dead Variant)

COPPERHEAD #15 by Jay Faerber, Drew Moss & Ron Riley, cover by Godlewski & Riley

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“Copperhead” #15 (The Walking Dead Variant)

CROSSWIND #5 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs

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“Crosswind” #5 (The Walking Dead Variant)

GASOLINA #2 by Sean Mackiewicz, Mat Lopes & Niko Walter, cover by Walter & Lopes

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“Gasolina” #2 (The Walking Dead Variant)

HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION #1 by Tini Howard, Celor, K. Michael Russell, cover by Rugg

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“Hack/Slash” #1 (The Walking Dead Variant)

THE HARD PLACE #3 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel, cover by Rummel

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“The Hard Place” #3 (The Walking Dead Variant)

SPAWN #279 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane

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“Spawn” #279 (The Walking Dead Variant)

UNDERWINTER: A FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes

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“Underwinter” #1 (The Walking Dead Variant)

WAYWARD #24 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings & Royce “Fooray” Southerland

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“Wayward” #24 (The Walking Dead Variant)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I think it’s pretty damned cool to be closing out the variant covers with images that bring “The Walking Dead” to the myriad of titles that the company has coming out for the month because let’s face it, the show is one of the most popular things on television and has taken over a lot of geekdom and the convention circuit. If you don’t believe me, just look at events like the NY Comic Con and these “Walker Stalker” events that sell out in minutes and have a high price to get your photo or autograph of any of the stars. As a comic series, “The Walking Dead” has filled the wallet of the Image Comics company and that is also a good thing since it lets them continue to deliver some amazing stuff. Traditionally speaking, I am not a collector who purchases a ton of variant covers and I will keep this stand for sure with these titles. I have added the six that they showcased down below and if any more come to light before the month of October or during, I will be sure to edit them into this posting for you. So what do you think my friends? Is this a group of variants you are going to make some room for in your comic box? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now, watch your back, there be walkers out there.

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

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