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Todd McFarlane To Appear As Special Guest @ New York Comic Con

The mega-media event known as New York Comic Con is around the corner and I am here to share some more details about some of the highlights that you should know about. This one refers to the great Todd McFarlane and his appearances and signings. You are NOT going to want to miss any of these if you can help it. Also, to see the other posts that have run so far just click HERE to be up to date.

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The Press Release:
New York Comic Con will be the first stop for Todd McFarlane as he celebrates SPAWN becoming the Longest-Running Creator Owned Superhero Comic! The Guinness World Record holder himself will be attending as a special guest from Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th. To commemorate this moment in history, the SPAWN Merchandise program will be coming to New York Comic Con with all new exclusives! The merchandise program, which was relaunched earlier this year (for the first time in over a decade) spans from pins, t-shirts, lanyards, and much more!

In addition to the SPAWN merchandise, there will be New York Comic Con Exclusive art prints and comic books. Fans will be excited to hear there are three different Todd McFarlane autographed art print options! The SPAWN 300 Parody, SPAWN 301 Parody, and SPAWN 301A art prints are based on comic book covers and are available for only $20. There are two styles of limited edition SPAWN 300 comic books: 500 Gold Foil Editions (available for $50) and 1,500 Silver Editions (available for $25). With a purchase of the Gold Foil Edition of SPAWN 300, buyers will receive one of the SPAWN BumBumz! Come and purchase your #spawnswag at Image Comic’s Booth #1444!
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Image Comics Reveals Panels, Signings & Exclusives For SDCC 2019

As previously discussed, the San Diego Comic Con for 2019 is heading our way and with that being the case I’ve a lot of cool nerd news to showcase for you. This post outlines the stuff coming from Image Comics and if you’ve missed any of the other announcements just click HERE to open up a new tab with a full rundown of what’s been posted on PiercingMetal.com so far. Let’s go.

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The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego, California this year for Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 and will be located in a new booth space—for the first time in decades—booth #1915.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the official website at the close for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* CONVENTION VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1915):
*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
• SEA OF STARS #1 by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum & Stephen Green, $10 +tax
• GUNNING FOR HITS hardcover by Jeff Rougvie & Moritat, $30 +tax
• BAD WEEKEND jacketed hardcover by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, jacket art by Phillips, $16.99 +tax
• SPAWN #299 by Todd McFarlane, $10 +tax
• SPAWN Orb T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
• SPAWN Parody T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
• SPAWN Logo Pin, SPAWN Parody Pin, SPAWN Triangle Pin, SPAWN Skull Pin, and SPAWN Orb Pin, from $10.00 – $12.00 +tax
• The McFarlane Event Exclusive SPAWN Art Print featuring its own unique identification number and limited quantity of 250, $20.00 +tax
• SPAWN BumBumz Vinyl Figure, packaged with an exclusive art card, in black or blue, $25.00
• SPAWN Logo Lanyard, $10 +tax

SDCC PANELS:
Image Comics: Bone-Chilling Insight into Bestselling Horror Comic Books, Thursday, July 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 23ABC
Join W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Dan Watters (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), Kieron Gillen (Die), and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) as they discuss their spine-tingling craft and share the secrets to creating some of the darkest, most thrilling comic book series on the market. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics).
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Image Unveils “Spawn” #286 “We Believe In Colorists” Variants

Hey my fellow comic book fans, I am back with another interesting crop of variant cover editions and this time its the colorists that will be getting the love as a number of hot industry names take on the cover of an issue of “Spawn”. Read on down below and check out the stuff provided to us by Image Comics PR.

The Press Release:
PORTLAND, OR, 04/03/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the black and white SPAWN #286 cover artwork by legendary artist Todd McFarlane and the seven Colorist Appreciation variants that display the high impact of colorists on the artistic medium.

A selection of bestselling colorists — Moreno Dinisio, Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Owen Gieni, Annalisa Leoni, Nikos Koutsis, Jean-Francois Beaulieu — each put their own spin on the same McFarlane cover for these #WeBelieve in Colorists variants, and each cover displays their radically different techniques and stunning results.

“Colorists’ important contributions to our medium cannot be overstated, and even the best artwork can benefit from the involvement of just the right colorist,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “When I’m watching pages come in for a comic from the first pitch to the finished project, it’s often when the colorist gets involved that the book really begins to take shape, when the personality of the artwork and the storytelling really shine through. Once upon a time, colorists were just the last stop on the production train, but today, colorists are essential and trusted collaborators—often moving with artists or writer/artist teams from project to project. Every colorist has their own voice, and there’s no better way to highlight just how different finished artwork can look than by showing off the handiwork of seven different colorists and how their approach has impacted a single piece of artwork. We’re all thrilled with the result, and we hope you’re equally excited to see how the same artwork can look in the hands of multiple colorists.”
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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)

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Image Comics Reveals “Jonathan Hickman Designed” Variant Covers For August

Hey there my comic book loving readers. It’s time to showcase another batch of Image Comics variant cover editions as the company celebrates their 25th Anniversary. For August we are getting a batch of 10 different covers that are designed by artist Jonathan Hickman. Check out the press release and the few reveals below.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal two of ten variants planned for August’s 25th anniversary theme—a month of Jonathan Hickman cover designs. The bestselling co-creator of EAST OF WEST and THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, Hickman is also known for his high-concept cover design and will have full creative reign in interpreting a range of ongoing creator-owned series with these special variants. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd:

EAST OF WEST #34 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
ELSEWHERE #1 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 9th:

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #30 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #4 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 16th:

GENIUS: CARTEL #1 by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
RAT QUEENS #5 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 23rd:

GENERATION GONE #2 by Aleš Kot & André Lima Araújo
THE HARD PLACE #1 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 30th:

RINGSIDE #11 by Joe Keatinge & Nick Barber
SPAWN #277 by Todd McFarlane

PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ll have to excuse me for a moment but I am really getting a little annoyed at these teaser emails with one or two images from a whole batch. Perhaps the completely comicbook focused websites love them and have the means to do four or five posts about a single item but here at at the Metal Command HQ I can only get to one of them per topic so I prefer having all that I need to show you in one big sweep. Sigh. Anyway, let me get back on track here. I don’t purchase the variant covers unless they really speak to me from the shelves at the local comic book shop and with the amount of new titles that keep coming out they REALLY have to speak to me to be added to the collection. So what do you readers think about the idea of this latest batch of variants? Are you a fan of Jonathan Hickman’s stuff? Will you be purchasing them? Let me know in the comments section below and I will see you soon with more stuffs. If the other images come in soon I will edit them into this posting as its going to be my only post about the topic.

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

“East Of West” #34 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Elsewhere” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Generation Gone” #2 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Genius” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Rat Queens” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“The Hard Place” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“The Wicked and The Divine” #30 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Youngblood” #20 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)