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
Available in stores on Wednesday, February 8th:
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s EAST OF WEST #31 commemorating Rob Liefeld’s TEAM YOUNGBLOOD #19