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BOOM! Studios Announces Exclusive Variant Covers for Local Comic Shop Day 2021

BOOM! Studios has unveiled the three exclusive cardstock variant covers that will be available on Local Comic Shop Day 2021, taking place on Wednesday, November 24th at participating comics retailers.

These three instantly collectible covers feature black and white cardstock versions of these highly-anticipated variant covers from superstar artists:

  • House of Slaughter #1 2nd Printing by Jae Lee & June Chung
  • Magic: Master of Metal #1 by Adam Gorham
  • Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body #1 by Ryan Sook

Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that began in 2014, conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO, the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers, to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role as the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!

Celebrate Local Comic Shop Day with a Venom #2 Cover by Jonboy Meyers

Local Comic Shop Day, the day that celebrates the independent spirit of local comic book shops, will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 24th. The annual event is organized by ComicsPRO, comics industry’s trade organization, and Marvel is participating this year with a special Local Comic Shop Day variant cover! Featuring artwork by Jonboy Meyers, the cover can be seen on Venom #2, the second issue of the blockbuster new era by Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch.

Venom #2

Relive Classic Marvel Covers with New Homage Variants

This January, your favorite artists will pay tribute to some of the greatest comic book covers in Marvel history with all-new Homage Variant Covers. Featuring new artwork from superstar artists David Yardin, Will Sliney, Mike McKone, Creees Lee, Philip Tan, David Nakayama, Pete Woods, Ken Lashley, Stephen Mooney, and Marvel’s Stormbreaker Peach Momoko, this exciting collection will allow fans to re-experience classic Marvel covers including takes on Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thor, and Hulk’s first appearances as well as other historic moments!

Check out all ten Homage Variant Covers now and pick them up when they grace the covers of your favorite series throughout the month of January!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #85 Homage Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
  • VENOM #4 Homage Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
  • X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 Homage Variant Cover by WILL SLINEY with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #86 Homage Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
  • THOR #21 Homage Variant Cover by CREEES LEE with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN #3 Homage Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN with colors by FEDERICO BLEE
  • HULK #3 Homage Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #5 Homage Variant Cover by STEPHEN MOONEY with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
  • IRON MAN #16 Homage Variant Cover by PETE WOODS
  • X-MEN LEGENDS #11 Homage Variant Cover by KEN LASHLEY with colors by JUAN FERNANDEZ

All-Star Artists Celebrate 750 Issues of Avengers with Variant Covers

This November, Marvel presents the 750th issue of Avengers! Continuing Jason Aaron’s Marvel Universe-reshaping run, Avengers #750 will be a 96-page supersized issue consisting of multiple game changing stories by an all-star lineup of creators. To celebrate this milestone, some of the industry’s top artists have turned outstanding variant covers!

Carmen Carnero brings to life one of the Avengers’ greatest romances in her beautiful depiction of Scarlet Witch and Vision. Rob Liefeld continues to team up his legendary creation with every corner of the Marvel Universe in his latest Deadpool 30th Anniversary variant cover. Series artist Ed McGuinness showcases the Multiversal Masters of Evil, the startling new group of villains that will be introduced in this giant-size epic. And more from artists Ron Lim, Simone Bianchi, and Marcos Martin!

Check them out now and be there when the startling future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes kicks off in Avengers #750 on November 17! The issue also features the writing of Christopher Ruocchio, and art by Aaron Kuder, Carlos Pacheco, Javier Garrón, and Steve McNiven.

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #3 Gets Covers by Jo Ratcliffe, Emi Lenox, and Caitlin Yarsky

Image Comics has revealed a trio of highly collectible covers for the forthcoming M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #3 by multiple Emmy award nominated actress Emilia Clarke, GLAAD Media Award nominated Marguerite Bennett, and Leila Leiz. This #3 issue will conclude the miniseries with variant covers showcasing artwork by Jo Ratcliffe, Emi Lenox, and Caitlin Yarsky.

In M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #3, Maya’s son was kidnapped by the treacherous traffickers, and now it’s up to her and her misfit mob of BFFs—if she can escape her enemies and her past! Who’s gonna clean up this mess?!

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #3 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 27:

  • Cover A Ratcliffe – Diamond Code JUL210070
  • Cover B Lenox – Diamond Code JUL219432
  • Cover C Yarsky – Diamond Code JUL219433
  • Cover D 1:25 virgin copy incentive by Jo Ratcliffe – Diamond Code JUL219434
  • Cover E 1:50 virgin copy incentive by Emi Lenox – Diamond Code JUL219435
  • Cover F 1:100 virgin copy incentive by Leila Leiz – Diamond Code JUL219436

Marvel’s Stormbreakers Celebrate Comics’ Greatest Couples in Variant Covers

Marvel’s Stormbreakers, the next generation of elite artists, continue to take the comic book world by storm by shattering the limits of visual storytelling with their incredible talents! In addition to their exemplary work on Marvel’s hottest ongoing titles, this amazing group of artists come together each month to deliver outstanding, must-have collections of variant covers. And November’s Stormbreakers Variant Cover series will shine the spotlight on some of Marvel’s greatest couples.

Fans know that a super hero’s romances are just as riveting and integral to their mythos as their most epic battles, and Marvel’s Stormbreakers have stunningly captured some of Marvel’s greatest love stories including:

  • ·       Spider-Man and Mary Jane
  • Cyclops and Jean Grey
  • Daredevil and Elektra
  • Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman
  • Mystique and Destiny
  • Storm and Black Panther
  • Vision and Scarlet Witch
  • Captain America and Sharon Carter

Marvel cover reveals to come!


Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria Gets a David Mack Variant

Critical Role and Dark Horse Comics have announces a line of retailer exclusive variant covers for Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria — The Bright Queen comic series, only available through Things From Another World. Illustrated by the incomparable David Mack, each of the four issues of the series will have its own unique variant cover. All four Mack covers will be available exclusively from Things From Another World, as a complete set of four or individually.

Pre-orders for the exclusive variants will be open during the timeframes noted below:

#1 –  #4 (Complete Set) Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9:00 am PT – Monday, September 27,2021,  5:00 pm PT
#1 Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9:00 am PT – Monday, September 27, 2021, 5:00 pm PT
#2      Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:00 am PT –      Monday, November 1, 2021, 5:00 pm PT
#3      Monday, November 22, 2021, 9:00 am PT – Monday, November 29, 2021, 5:00 pm PT
#4 Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:00 am PT – Monday, December 20, 202, 5:00 pm PT

Focused on side characters and stories from the world of Critical Role, the first Tales of Exandria comic series centers around Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen of the Kryn Dynasty. This series is written by Darcy Van Poelgeest with Critical Role Game Master Matthew Mercer, and features art by Coupleofkooks, colors by Cris Peter, and letters by Ariana Maher.

Leylas has spent multiple lives in her pursuit to assemble the Luxon. With her eternal lover Quana at her side, she will stop at nothing to use its power to bring a Golden Age to the people under her rule. When what seems to be the final piece of the Luxon appears nearby, Leylas sends Quana to collect it…with consequences that may threaten the entire Kryn Dynasty!

Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria — The Bright Queen is the next addition in an ever-growing line of Critical Role comics, graphic novels, and art books from the ongoing collaboration between Critical Role and Dark Horse Comics! Issue #1 of this four part series, with standard cover art by Helen Mask, will be available at comic shops on October 20, 2021. 

Be sure to pre-order the special David Mack covers exclusively at Things From Another World by Sept. 27, 2021.

Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria David Mack Cover

Valiant Reveals The Harbinger #1 Metal Cover and Gift Bundle

The Harbinger #1 Metal Cover

Ahead of the release of The Harbinger #1 on October 27th, Valiant Entertainment presents a first look at the special Metal Variant Cover and The Harbinger Gift Bundle.

From the mind of Valiant’s Director of Design and Production Travis EscarfulleryThe Harbinger #1 Metal Cover breathes new life into Robbi Rodriguez’s eye-catching artwork that appears on the debut issue’s primary cover. Featuring a four color print over metal, the vibrant cover is available exclusively to participating retailers who will obtain one metal cover for every 250 copies they order of The Harbinger #1.

In addition to receiving the limited metal cover for ordering 250 copies of The Harbinger #1, comic book shops will also get an exclusive The Harbinger Gift Bundle. This limited gift bundle includes one The Harbinger slipcase box set, one The Harbinger pin, four The Harbinger postcards, one The Harbinger poster, and one THE HARBINGER bookplate signed by co-writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Aside from The Harbinger pin, these items will only be available with the Gift Bundle.

Pre-order The Harbinger #1 at your local comic store by October 4th. The Harbinger #1 goes on sale October 27th. Contact your local comic book store for more information about ordering.

The Harbinger #1 is co-written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez, colored by Rico Renzi, and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Check out our exclusive interview with Kelly and Lanzing about the series!

The Harbinger #1 Gift Bundle

Heroes Transform in Marvel’s Villains’ Reign Variant Covers

Spinning out of their Eisner nominated run on Daredevil, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s Devil’s Reign will launch in December and see Kingpin’s bold scheme to take down every hero ranging from the Fantastic Four to the X-Men! Villains will rule and heroes will fall – and in anticipation of this upcoming crossover event, some of Marvel’s top artists have delivered outstanding new artwork for a brand-new variant cover series! These Villain’s Reign Variant Covers transform your favorite heroes into some of the fierce foes that will take charge in the upcoming event. Witness unexpected mashups including:

  • Captain Marvel as Mole Man
  • Hulk as Kingpin
  • She-Hulk as Kraven the Hunter
  • Black Panther as Sabretooth
  • Mary Jane as Nightmare
  • Doctor Strange as The Ringmaster
  • Captain America as Princess Python
  • Thing as Death

Get the comics starting in December

  • HULK #2 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by PETE WOODS
  • THING #2 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
  • BLACK PANTHER #2 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by KAEL NGU
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #82 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY
  • AVENGERS #51 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by PETE WOODS
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN #2 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  • DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #4 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by ANNIE WU
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #35 Villains’ Reign Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK

Meet the Governor in The Walking Dead Deluxe Connecting Variant Covers

Image Comics and Skybound have revealed a stunning set of all-new The Walking Dead Deluxe connecting variant covers from the acclaimed Birthright art team of Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas depicting the unforgettable events of Rick and Glenn venturing outside the prison… and discovering something that changed their lives forever.

It’s time to meet… The Governor.

These all-new covers will appear as variants to The Walking Dead Deluxe #25-30, with each issue presenting the iconic series in full color format for the first time from creator Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard, and colors by Dave McCaig. Fans will also receive a new look at the worldwide pop culture phenomenon like never before with exclusive “Cutting Room Floor” commentary, revelations, pinups and more from Kirkman celebrating the secret history of the series. 

The Walking Dead Deluxe #25 will be will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 20. 

A full list of the connecting covers is below:

  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #25 Cover E by Bressan & Lucas – Diamond Code JUL219585
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #26 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas – Diamond Code SEP210216
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #27 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas – Diamond Code SEP210219
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #28 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas – Diamond Code OCT210190
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #29 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas – Diamond Code OCT210194
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #30 Cover C by Bressan & Lucas (look for information in the January on-sale PREVIEWS catalogue)
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