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DC Reveals Detective Comics #1000 Retailer Variants

The anticipation is building for the landmark 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, the title that literally defines DC. DC and participating comic book shops will continue to build on the excitement with the release of exclusive retailer variant covers for this must-have issue. The 96-page, $9.99 issue is stacked with an all-star collection of top writers and artists from Batman’s history celebrating the Dark Knight in a collection of standalone short stories, plus the first chapter of “Medieval,” a new story arc by the team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke, introducing a new version of the Arkham Knight to DC Comics canon.

To celebrate this historic release, some of the hottest artists in comics are honoring Batman and Detective Comics by designing and illustrating exclusive variant covers for this milestone issue, available at select retailers while supplies last. These unique covers will feature beautifully rendered illustrations from artists such as Jim Lee, Dan Jurgens, Riccardo Federici, Tony S. Daniel, Brian Bolland and more.
Here’s the list of participating retailers and artists providing exclusive covers. Make sure to contact them to see what they have in stock! 

Neal Adams
Neal Adams Store

Jay Anacleto
Unknown Comics

Kaare Andrews
Third Eye Comics

Lee Bermejo
Midtown Comics 

Brian Bolland
Forbidden Planet 

Clayton Crain
Scorpion Comics 

Tony S. Daniel
Comic Stop 

Gabriele Dell’Otto
Bulletproof Comix

Jason Fabok
Yesteryear Comics

Riccardo Federici
ComicXposure 

Patrick Gleason/Alejandro Sanchez
Newbury Comics

Adam Hughes
Frankie’s Comics

Dan Jurgens/Kevin Nowlan
Dynamic Forces

JeeHyung Lee
Frankie’s Comics

Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Artgerm Collectibles

Jim Lee
Album Comics

Bedrock City Comic Company

Graham Crackers Comics

Torpedo Comics

Mike Lilly/Wayne Faucher
Comics Vault 

Warren Louw
KRS Comics

Doug Mahnke
Planet Comicon Kansas City

Francesco Mattina
Midtown Comics

Mike Mayhew
Comic Mint

Stewart McKenney
Comics Etc.

Dawn McTeigue
Comics Elite

Rodolfo Migliari
Buy Me Toys 

Lucio Parrillo
Scorpion Comics

Alex Ross
Alex Ross Art

Natali Sanders
KRS Comics 

Nicola Scott
Kings Comics

Bill Sienkiewicz
Bill Sienkiewicz Art

Mico Suayan 
Unknown Comics

Vault Comics Announce Line of Vault Vintage Covers for Every New #1 in 2019

Vault Comics announced the first issue for each new series will feature a unique Vault Vintage homage variant cover. Each Vault Vintage cover will be drawn and designed by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. Vault Vintage variants will be open order variants.

Begun in 2018, the Vault Vintage cover line celebrates the artistic achievements of both modern and legendary comics artists. The back cover of each Vault Vintage cover features a detailed history of the original cover and the creative team who produced. Vault Vintage covers are designed to celebrate the creators and covers they honor, and to ensure readers learn about some of the most important moments in comics history.

Below are three examples of Vault Vintage covers that will be out this year:

QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute the Michael William Kaluta’s famous cover to the 1981 Madam Xanadu one-shot.

QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Vintage

SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute to Fiona Staples’ cover for Saga #8, the series she co-created with writer Brian K. Vaughan.

SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Vault Vintage

TEST #1 Vault Vintage cover pays tribute to Geoff Darrow’s cover to Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan #1.

TEST #1 Vault Vintage

Valiant Reveals the Punk Mambo #1 Flocked Punk Variant Cover

Valiant Entertainment has revealed the first look at the Punk Mambo #1 Punk Variant, which features a striking cover image by incredible artist Dan Brereton and a textured flocked treatment that will offer a unique, tactile experience rarely seen—or felt—in comics!

From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn and badass artist Adam Gorham comes the hilariously horrifying Punk Mambo, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.

Punk Mambo #1 debuts in comic shops on Wednesday, April 24th. Along with the flocked Punk Variant cover, Punk Mambo #1 features a main cover by Brereton and additional shelf covers by Zu Orzu and Cris Delara. A Pre-order Edition cover by Gorham and a blank cover are also available.

Retailers can obtain one copy of the Punk Mambo #1 Punk Variant for every qualifying order of 100 copies of Punk Mambo #1. There is no limit per store—100 copies ordered will net one Punk Variant, 200 will net two Punk Variants, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics by Monday, April 1st.

Engage with Marvel Battle Lines with Collectible Card Art Covers!

This May, Marvel Comics is celebrating Marvel Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon – with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes!

Look for Marvel Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles, and don’t miss the special 30th variant debuting on War of the Realms #1, available April 3rd!

1.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 by Sujin Jo

2.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 by Heejin Jeon

3.       ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #9 by Maxx Lim

4.       AVENGERS #19 by Maxx Lim

5.       BLACK PANTHER #12 by Heyjin Im

6.       BLACK WIDOW #5 by Keunwoo Lee

7.       CAPTAIN AMERICA #11 by Yoon Lee

8.       CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 by Maxx Lim

9.       CHAMPIONS #5 by Maxx Lim

10.   DOCTOR STRANGE #14 by Nexon

11.   FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #6 by Nexon

12.   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 by Jongju Kim

13.   IMMORTAL HULK #17 by Heyjin Im

14.   IMMORTAL HULK #18 by Jongju Kim

15.   MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #3 by Sujin Jo

16.   MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #6 by Yoon Lee

17.   MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #43 by Sujin Jo

18.   OLD MAN QUILL #5 by Yoon Lee

19.   THE PUNISHER #11 by Maxx Lim

20.   SHURI #8 by Heejin Jeon

21.   SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER #8 by Nexon

22.   SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #2 by Jongju Kim

23.   THOR #13 by Heejin Jeon

24.   TONY STARK: IRON MAN #12 by Nexon

25.   THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #44 by Sujin Jo

26.   UNSTOPPABLE WASP #7 by Sujin Jo

27.   VENOM #14 by Maxx Lim

28.   WAR OF THE REALMS #3 by Heejin Jeon

29.   WAR OF THE REALMS #4 by Maxx Lim

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 29 variant covers, coming to comic shops this May!

Marvel Reveals Olivier Coipel’s War of the Realms #1 Variant Cover

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Marvel has released a stunning variant cover from superstar artist Olivier Coipel, with colors by Matthew Wilson!

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! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of War of the Realms #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

War of the Realms #1 Olivier Coipel Variant

Valiant Entertainment and A Sound of Thunder Unveil Punk Mambo #1 Exclusive Covers

Comics publisher Valiant Entertainment and metal band A Sound of Thunder are teaming up to offer collectible comics paying homage to classic Iron Maiden cover art.

The special editions of the debut issue of Valiant’s upcoming title Punk Mambo comic feature exclusive cover artwork by Trav Hart that pays homage to the classic album cover of Maiden’s 1980 single, “Sanctuary,” by artist Derek Riggs.

The Punk Mambo #1 Iron Maiden Homage Variants will be available in two limited editions:

  • Full-Color Variant (Limited to 300 copies)
  • Black-and-White Variant (Limited to 100 copies)

Both versions are available exclusively through A Sound of Thunder’s current Kickstarter campaign.

From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn and badass artist Adam Gorham comes the hilariously horrifying Punk Mambo, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo comic book series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.

Punk Mambo #1 debuts in comic shops from Valiant Entertainment on Wednesday, April 24th with covers by Dan BreretonZu OrzuCris Delara, and interior artist Gorham.

In addition, fans who pre-order all five issues of the Punk Mambo series at their local comic shop by April 1st will receive a special code to download a digital file of A Sound of Thunder’s “Punk Mambo” track for free. The code will appear in the Pre-order Edition of Punk Mambo #1.

Punk Mambo A Sound of Thunder Variant
Punk Mambo A Sound of Thunder B&W Variant

Marvel Reveals Variant Covers by Joe Quinones & Matthew Wilson and Rahzzah for War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery

On April 10th, the McElroy Brothers (joined by interior artist Andre Lima Araujo and cover artist Valerio Schiti) dive into War of the Realms with Journey Into Mystery, a five-issue limited series that takes Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder The Brave on an epic quest to save Thor!

Marvel has released two new variant covers for War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery by superstar artists Joe Quinones & Matthew Wilson (issue #1) and Rahzzah (Issue #2).

Marvel Reveals J. Scott Campbell’s War of the Realms #1 Variant Cover

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Marvel has revealed a stunning variant cover from superstar artist J. Scott Campbell, with colors by Sabine Rich!

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! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of War of the Realms #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

War of the Realms #1 J. Scott Campbell variant

Marvel Reveals Amanda Conner’s War of the Realms #1 Variant

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Marvel has revealed a stunning party variant cover from superstar artist Amanda Conner!

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! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of War of the Realms #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

War of the Realms #1 Amanda Conner variant

Marvel Reveals Pyeong Jun Park’s War of Realms #1 Variant

The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched!Marvel has revealed a new stunning variant cover by superstar artist Pyeong Jun Park!

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! Plus, don’t miss a special midnight release of War of the Realms #1 for retailers – be sure to check Marvel mailers for details!

War of the Realms #1 Pyeong Jun Park variant cover
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