We’ve told in the past about Fried Pie, a publisher that specializes in variant covers for books from many publishers. The variants are sold at 2nd & Charles stores, Books-a-million and other outlets. They also put on Fried Pie Con, an in-store event that’s coming up this year on April 15th.

Today we have a sneak peak at two covers:


  • Star Wars Darth Maul #1 (Marvel)  by Ashley Witter – 3,000 Print Run
Darth Maul #1
Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross and Rod Reis

Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.
In Shops: Feb 01, 2017


  • The Dregs #1 by Tyler Jenkins (Black Mask) – 500 Print Run Regular Cover and 50 Print Run Limited Edition Cover
Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson and Eric Zawadzki

A gentrified city. Its homeless population restricted to six square blocks called The Dregs. When people start disappearing, a drug-addled homeless man obsessed with detective fiction becomes addicted to solving the mystery. Equal parts Raymond Chandler and Don Quixote set in a thriving metropolis that literally cannibalizes the homeless, The Dregs is the first homeless meta noir ever made.

In Shops: Jan 25, 2017



  1. There are already good EU Maul items, that’s the real story. And he should not have been seen after Naboo.

  2. PS it wasn’t “cloaked in shadows”, Disney just refuses to embrace what was already written.

  3. I really wish that comic blogs would cease giving press coverage to variant covers. They are a bane on the comics industry. They serve no purpose other than to perpetuate speculation and trick retailers into over ordering products as well as tempt comic fans into making really horrible investment decisions. Enough already. Stop assisting the publishers with their infantile and petty marketing ploys that take advantage of gullible fans and retailers alike…..

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