Press Release

Image Releases Jonathon Hickman Designed Variant Covers

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From Image Comics—


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 (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10th):

  • EAST OF WEST #34 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta (Diamond Code MAY178633)
  • ELSEWHERE #1 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin (Diamond Code MAY178629)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 9th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 17th):

  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #30 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Diamond Code MAY178625)
  • Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #4 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe (Diamond Code MAY178631)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 16th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 24th):

  • GENIUS: CARTEL #1 by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin (Diamond Code MAY178630)
  • RAT QUEENS #5 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni (Diamond Code MAY178624)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 23rd (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 31st):

  • GENERATION GONE #2 by Aleš Kot & André Lima Araújo (Diamond Code MAY178626)
  • THE HARD PLACE #1 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel (Diamond Code MAY178627)

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 30th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, August 7th):

  • RINGSIDE #11 by Joe Keatinge & Nick Barber (Diamond Code MAY178628)
  • SPAWN #277 by Todd McFarlane (Diamond Code MAY178632)

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