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
EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson
Alright, so here we are again. I promised you that I was going to return at around lunchtime with the next batch of solicitations. We just ran the Dynamite Comics stuff and now it’s time for the few launches that are coming from Image Comics. As you probably have observed, I have been showcasing the variant covers that Image has been offering up as a part of their 25th Anniversary celebration. Those summaries get their own posts since I like to allow easier focus. Okay, let’s get a move on it. Take a look.
MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #1 (OF 15) – GEM OF THE MONTH: LEGENDARY WRITER / ARTIST MATT WAGNER RETURNS FOR THE THIRD AND FINAL VOLUME OF HIS EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY—MAGE: THE HERO DENIED! This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life. It’s been some time since he’s utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action. Throughout these events, Kevin keeps hoping for the same mystical guidance that has mentored him in the past. “Who is the third Mage?!”
MAGE: THE HERO DENIED will be a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Newly repackaged editions of the previous books from the trilogy—THE HERO DISCOVERED andTHE HERO DEFINED—will be released over the course of the new series. MAGE has been a perennial favorite with old and new readers alike for nearly three decades.