As you may recall, Image’s next big variant cover program is their Artist Appreciation series. They’ve revealed the first four covers and it’s essentially a wraparound cover where the front’s virgin and the back is a quote from the title’s writer in praise of the title’s artist.
Official PR follows:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first four of a series of virgin editions of highly anticipated new issues—INFIDEL #1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, MOONSHINE #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, SAGA #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and GIDEON FALLS #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—each of which will feature back cover quotes from the writers on the importance of their collaborating artists.
The front covers of these variants will be without series logo, Image logo, issue number, or price.
GIDEON FALLS #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino will be available on Wednesday, March 7th.
INFIDEL #1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell will be available on Wednesday, March 14th.
MOONSHINE #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso will be available on Wednesday, March 21st.
SAGA #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Diamond Code JAN188081) will be available on Wednesday, March 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 5th.
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