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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 June “Pride Month” Variants

I’ve been showcasing the assorted variant covers that have been coming out from the folks at Image Comics over the last few months as the publisher celebrates its 25th Anniversary. The other day the press went out about the June variant covers which will not only celebrate “Pride Month” but find the proceeds being used for charity. Read on down below and I’ll chime in at the close and if you want to see the previous narratives about assorted variant covers, just hit that tag down below.

The Press Release:
PORTLAND, OR, 05/10/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of eleven variants planned for June’s 25th anniversary theme—“Pride Month.” The variants will serve to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the progress made by the Gay Liberation Movement in promoting inclusivity and support for all. 100% of the proceeds made from these June Pride variant covers will be donated to Human Rights Campaign.

“We are so thankful for the opportunity to support the LGBTQ community during Pride Month this year by partnering once again with the Human Rights Campaign,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “It’s never been a secret that Image Comics is supportive of creative freedom, but it’s important that we also make it clear that we stand for inclusivity, diversity, and equality, now more than ever. We hope these variants will serve as a positive display of that ongoing commitment.”

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 7th:

THE WALKING DEAD #168 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover art by Sina Grace, cover colors by Tamra Bonvillain

“The Walking Dead” #168 – Pride Month Variant

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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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Image Comics Reveals March “Women’s History Month” Variant Covers

Last month we found Image Comics releasing a score of variant covers in honor of its 25th Anniversary. The innovative comics publisher plans on continuing the process throughout the year and since I love bringing the comic book coolness to your attention, I will do my best to keep up with all of those posts. If you missed the item from last month about those variants, please click on THIS LINK and show it to your local retailer to see if they can get you copies of the ones that you have the most interest in. Now it’s time to discuss and showcase the March offerings which will help celebrate “Women’s History Month”. Dig in, and know that I will return at the close.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first five of 11 variants planned for March’s 25th anniversary theme month—“Women’s History.” The variants will serve to celebrate the careers of women in comics, the strides made throughout comics history made by the women’s movement, and the company’s history of shaking up the status quo. 100% of the proceeds made from these March Women’s History variant covers will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

“Many of Image Comics’ staff—myself included—and an ever-growing catalog of some of the most talented writers and artists in the industry, feel strongly about supporting women’s reproductive rights,” said Corey Murphy, Director of Sales at Image Comics. “Women have come a long way in this country, and the progress that’s been made is in part due to the efforts Planned Parenthood has made in sex education and affordable, preventative healthcare. I’m extremely proud to be a part of a company that’s unafraid to take a stance in supporting a non-profit that’s recently been under fire. This month we celebrate Women’s History, the strides the women have made in the comics industry, and the difference that everyone—male and female—has made by coming together in spreading equality.”

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.”

Available in stores on Wednesday, March 1st:

RAT QUEENS #1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni, variant artwork by Colleen Doran

“Rat Queens” #1 – Women’s History Month Variant

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