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Heartbeat #1 Gets a Variant Cover by Mirka Andolfo

BOOM! Studios has revealed new variant cover art by fan-favorite artist Mirka Andolfo for Heartbeat #1, the premiere issue of the new original five-issue series by comics creator Maria Llovet, a dark, violent, decadent, disturbing story, in which life, death, blood, and love are inextricably intertwined, available on November 20, 2019.

Eva, a high school outcast, finds herself witness to a horrible secret: the most popular boy in school enjoys the taste of blood and will kill to get his hands on it. Horrified and intrigued, Eva lets herself be pulled into Donatien’s macabre world. He offers the escape she has been looking for…but how much is Eva willing to betray her moral code in order to find something that gives her life meaning? And will she—or Donatien—ever find redemption?

Heartbeat #1 features main cover art by series creator Maria Llovet.

Heartbeat #1 Mirka Andolfo variant

Image and Skybound Entertainment Launch Visions of Excellence Variant line, Revealing the First Three Covers

Image and Skybound Entertainment have announced that the forthcoming Excellence by Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas will feature a very special line of variant covers, “Visions of Excellence,” which will showcase the work of creators of color.

The initial “Visions of Excellence” variant covers will feature artwork by: Khary Randolph, Sanford Greene, and Juni Ba.

Excellence follows Spencer Dales, whose father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians that protect the world with unseen hands. When Spencer earns the right to join the Aegis, he’s given the chance to fight for a better future. But who will stand beside him?

Excellence ignites a generational war in this action-fantasy series, committed to one truth above all others—Excellence is Real.

Excellence #1 Cover A by Randolph (Diamond Code MAR190016) and Excellence #1 Cover B by Randolph (Diamond Code FEB198633) will be available in stores on Wednesday, May 8. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, April 15.

Excellence #1 Variant

Excellence #2 Cover A by Randolph (Diamond Code APR190138) and Excellence #2 Cover B by Greene (Diamond Code FEB198634) will be available in stores on Wednesday, June 19. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, May 27.

Excellence #2 Variant

Excellence #3 Cover A by Randolph and Excellence #3 Cover B by Ba will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 17.

Excellence #3 Variant

Valiant Reveals a First Look at the Fallen World Glass Variant Cover

Valiant Entertainment has released a first look at the Fallen World #1 Glass Variant, which features a dynamic Doug Braithwaite illustration of the series’ main character, Rai, set against a red mirrored background, all on tempered glass. It was crafted by Valiant Director of Design and ProductionTravis Escarfullery, and even sports the illusion of a 3D effect, making it look like Rai is reaching out to the reader!

The first issue in the five-issue series is available to pre-order now at comic book stores everywhere in advance of its May 1, 2019 premiere date. Along with the Glass Variant Cover, Fallen World #1 features covers by Jonboy Meyers, AJ Jothikumar, and Koi Turnbull. A Pre-order Edition cover by David Mack and a blank cover are also available.

In Fallen World, it is the year 4002. A cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? (All signs point to no.) Plus, there are dinosaurs on the loose and powerful animal-human hybrid mutants! If you love smart sci-fi and engrossing world-building, writer Dan Abnett and artist Adam Pollina’s Fallen World have you covered.

Valiant’s 2019 Free Comic Book Day offering contains an original, eight-pageFallen World story by Abnett and artist Juan José Ryp that serves as a prelude to Fallen World #1.

Retailers should note that one copy of the Fallen World #1 Glass Variant Cover can be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of Fallen World #1. There is no limit per store—250 copies ordered will net one glass cover, 500 will net two glass covers, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics on Monday, April 8th.

Fans wishing to obtain a Fallen World #1 Glass Variant should check with their local comic shop about availability.

Vanesa Del Rey and Erica Henderson Rock Heavy Metal Variants for Murder Falcon

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have revealed two more “Heavy Metal” variant covers for Daniel Warren Johnson’s Murder Falcon.

Each issue of the head-banging action series features a variant cover that pays tribute to a different classic heavy metal album cover. Murder Falcon #6’s “Heavy Metal” variant cover, with art provided by acclaimed Redlands artist Vanesa Del Rey, homages Megadeth’s Rust in Peace. Eisner Award-winning artist Erica Henderson provides the art for Murder Falcon #7’s “Heavy Metal” variant cover, which salutes Dio’s iconic debut album Holy Diver

Murder Falcon #6 will hit stores on Wednesday, March 13th, and the final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 18th. 

Murder Falcon #7 will be available on Wednesday, April 10th, and the final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 18th.

  • Murder Falcon #6 Cover A by Johnson (Diamond code: JAN190339)
  • Murder Falcon #6 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant by Del Rey (Diamond code: JAN190340)
  • Murder Falcon #7 Cover A by Johnson (Diamond code: FEB190168)
  • Murder Falcon #7 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant by Henderson (Diamond code: FEB190169)
Murder Falcon #6
Murder Falcon #6
Murder Falcon #7
Murder Falcon #7

Champions #3 Celebrates International Women’s Day with a cover by Elsa Charretier and Sarah Stern!

In celebration of International Women’s Day this March, Marvel has revealed a brand-new variant cover for Champions #3 showcasing leading ladies Ms. Marvel, Viv Vision, Ironheart, Snowguard, and Wasp – as well as the legacy of Captain Marvel – illustrated by superstar artist Elsa Charretier and colorist Sarah Stern!

Best known for her work on 2017’s critically acclaimed The Unstoppable Wasp, Charretier’s art has appeared in series such as The Unbelievable Gwenpool and Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! while Sarah Stern’s brilliant colors have been dazzling the industry in books such as Oni Press’s Rick and Morty and IDW’s Jem and the Holograms: Infinite.

Don’t miss your chance to pick up this stunning new variant cover in local comic shops on March 6th, just ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day! Champions #3 is written by Jim Zub with art by Steven Cummings, and a main cover by Kim Jacinto and Rain Beredo.

Champions #3 International Women’s Day variant

War of the Realms #1 Gets a Van Art Cover by Greg Horn

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Today, Marvel has revealed a special Van art cover by superstar artist Greg Horn! This stunning landscape cover will be available as a War of the Realms #1 variant cover.

This April, all hell will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! The first issue features a main cover by Arthur Adams and Matthew Wilson. Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of War of the Realms #1 for retailers – be sure to check future Marvel mailers for details!

War of the Realms #1 Van variant by Greg Horn

Uncanny X-Men #1 Gets a Cover from Skottie Young!

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Celebrating of the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from superstar artist Skottie Young!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Kelly ThompsonEd Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak. Featuring a cover by Leinil Francis Yu, the comic comes to shelves November 14, 2018.

The X-Men get Disassembled this November!

Marvel Reveals New Uncanny X-Men #1 Cover from Jim Cheung!

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Celebrating the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from superstar artist Jim Cheung!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Kelly ThompsonEd Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak. Featuring a cover by Leinil Francis Yu, the comic comes to shelves November 14, 2018.

The X-Men get Disassembled this November!

Stranger Things #1 Gets a TFAW Babs Tarr Exclusive Variant

The nostalgia-igniting hit Netflix original series Stranger Things comes to comic shelves this September. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

Things from Another World has an exclusive variant from Babs Tarr that you can order now. Their site is the only place you’ll get this cover.

Stranger Things #1 is out September 26th, 2018.

 

 

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Firefly #1 gets a J.G. Jones Variant

BOOM! Studios is gearing up for the debut of Firefly #1 in November 2018, bringing the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books, original graphic novels and more in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

The publisher has revealed a special variant cover by superstar artist J.G. Jones spotlighting the iconic crew of the spaceship Serenity as the series reveals the secret Firefly history that fans have demanded for years! Now, the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike — is told at last by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon.

Set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, Firefly centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple heist goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.

Firefly #1 is available exclusively in comic shops on November 14, 2018 with a main cover by superstar Lee Garbett, along with variant covers by Jock, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Quinones and more.

Arriving in stores the same day, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal and the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

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