Image Reveals 5 More Virgin Variants to Promote Bold Artist Appreciation Initiative

Image Reveals 5 More Virgin Variants to Promote Bold Artist Appreciation Initiative

Posted by February 8, 2018 Comment

Image has unveiled five new “virgin” variant covers as part of its hashtag #WeBelieve promotion that takes the bold stance that artists are important to the comic book making process. Shocking, we know. We thought artists couldn’t move the needle.

The virgin variants are billed as “without titles, endorsement quotes, names, logos, or jacket copy, these wraparound covers feature solely the jaw-dropping artwork that fans won’t want to miss,” and the latest round “showcase Kill or Be Killed artwork by Sean Phillips, Monstress artwork by Yoshi Yoshitani, Rumble artwork by David Rubín, The Beauty artwork by Jeremy Haun, and East of West artwork by Nick Dragotta,” according to a press release.

Here’s the mission statement:

We Believe in Artists will be the first of many initiatives throughout Image’s planned #WeBelieve 2018 campaign highlighting the important, lately overlooked contributions to the comics industry.

See the updated list of all previously released covers and the new ones below:

Available on Wednesday, March 7th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, February 12th:
EXTREMITY #12 (Diamond Code JAN180743) by Daniel Warren Johnson


I HATE FAIRYLAND #17 (Diamond Code JAN180756) by Skottie Young


THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #34 (Diamond Code JAN180654) by Jamie McKelvie


WITCHBLADE #4 (Diamond Code JAN180875) by Roberta Ingranata

EAST OF WEST #36 (Diamond Code DEC178858) by Nick Dragotta

Available on Wednesday, March 14th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, February 19th:
CURSE WORDS #12 (Diamond Code JAN180722) by Ryan Browne


DEADLY CLASS #32 (Diamond Code JAN180624) by Wes Craig


MAESTROS #6 (Diamond Code JAN180797) by Nicholas Pitarra
VS #2 (Diamond Code JAN180842) by Esad Ribić


Available on Wednesday, March 21st, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, February 26th:
KILL OR BE KILLED #17 (Diamond Code JAN180793) by Sean Phillips

MONSTRESS #15 (Diamond Code JAN180801) by Yoshi Yoshitani

RUMBLE #4 (Diamond Code JAN180820) by David Rubín

Available on Wednesday, March 28th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, March 5th:
SPAWN #284 (Diamond Code JAN180831) by Todd McFarlane

Available on Wednesday, April 11th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, March 19th:
BEAUTY #21 (Diamond Code JAN180700) by Jeremy Haun

 

(Last Updated February 8, 2018 3:55 pm )

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