Mike Mignola's 'Year of Monsters' variant covers kick off in January

As announced last summer at the San Diego Comic Con, Dark Horse has released the schedule for Mike Mignola’s 2012 "Year of Monsters" variant cover program. The variant covers, which feature Mignola drawing classic monsters, will be available to retailers who order five or more copies of the standard cover.

“Mike Mignola got into the comics business with the simple goal of drawing monsters for a living,” said Scott Allie, Dark Horse managing editor, in a press release. “Mike celebrates 2012 by pitting his greatest characters against his favorite monsters on these special covers, unrelated to the stories inside.”

The schedule for the first half of the year can be found below, which shows that at some of the covers will appear on the just-announced B.P.R.D. titles. Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1 arrives in stores on Jan. 11.

January—Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1February—B.P.R.D Hell on Earth: The Long Death #1March—B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror #1April—Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #4May—B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Transformation of J. H. O’DonnellJune—Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy #1

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