From foil covers to celebrity guest artists, variants are a great way to get your comic to stand out on a store shelf. With that said, do you know what’s better than one variant cover? How about three variants that interlock to create one gorgeous mural? Are you drooling yet? You are?
Well today’s your lucky day, because Oni Press has partnered with Fried Pie and Shutter artist Leila Del Duca to do just that. March through May, Oni will launch a new series, and each first issue will use a third of Del Duca’s mural as an exclusive variant cover. These new series include Another Castle, Mighty Zodiac, and Space Battle Lunch Time.
Here’s the full piece of art in all it’s anthropomorphic, fantastic, delicious glory:
Check out each series’ exclusive cover and solicitation:
ANOTHER CASTLE #1(W) Andrew Wheeler(A/C) Paulina GanucheauOn Sale: 3/2/2016Synopsis: Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule.
THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #1(W) J. Torres(A) Corin Howell(C) Maarta LaihoOn Sale: 4/6/2016Synopsis: When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. Without the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy Gaya…
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1(W/A/C) Natalie RiessOn sale: 5/4/2016Synopsis: Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking?
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