Image Comics has been pulling out all the stops for its ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, from 25 cent comics to variant covers celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month and a reunion panel at Emerald City Comic-Con. The company continues that celebration with another round of variant covers that start rolling out on June 12. Image has released a preview of six of the 18 planned covers for July’s anniversary theme — Images of Tomorrow.
According to a press release from the comic company the variants will “celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines.” The covers will span a range of Image titles and give hints to what fans can expect from the series, with a few paying homage to some classic influences. Eagle-eyed fans will likely notice the Rat Queens variant is a take on the iconic Jim Valentino 1990 cover for Guardians of the Galaxy #1. You can check out the full schedule for the variant issues below, as well as the first six covers.
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5 (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 12):
- RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf (Diamond Code APR178255)
- SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code APR178975)
- THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, cover by McKelvie (Diamond Code APR178260)
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 12 (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 19):
- CURSE WORDS #6 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover by Browne (Diamond Code APR178258)
- THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2 by Howard Chaykin, cover by Chaykin (Diamond Code APR178246)
- REGRESSION #3 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert (Diamond Code APR178254)
- ROSE #4 by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara, cover by Guara (Diamond Code APR178259)
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 19 (final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 26):
- DESCENDER #22 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen, cover by Nguyen (Diamond Code APR178248)
- GENERATION GONE #1 by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo, cover by Araújo (Diamond Code APR178245)
- I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 by Skottie Young, cover by Young (Diamond Code APR178244)
- ROYAL CITY #5 by Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire (Diamond Code APR178249)
Available in stores on Wednesday, July 26 (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 3):
- CROSSWIND #2 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (Diamond Code APR178257)
- POSTAL #21 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Linda Sejic (Diamond Code APR178252)
- SHUTTER #30 by Joseph Keatinge & Leila Del Duca, cover by Del Duca (Diamond Code APR178256)
- SPAWN #276 by Todd McFarlane, cover by McFarlane (Diamond Code APR178250)
- UNDERWINTER #5 by Ray Fawkes, cover by Fawkes (Diamond Code APR178247)
- WAYWARD #22 by Jim Zub & Steven Cummings, cover by Cummings (Diamond Code APR178253)
Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2 (final order cutoff deadline Monday, July 10):
- SAMARITAN: VERITAS #3 by Matt Hawkins & Atilio Rojo, by Stjepan Sejic (Diamond Code APR178251)
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