variants


For FOC, Here's Jeff Lemire's Variant Cover for Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #1

BEHOLD: Jeff Lemire’s FOC Variant Cover for Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #1

With final order cutoff approaching in one week, Dark Horse Comics has given Bleeding Cool the opportunity to write the word EX-X-XCLUSIVE repeatedly in an article by giving us the EX-X-XCLUSIVE reveal of Jeff Lemire’s final order cutoff incentive variant for Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy #1, the first issue of the new mini-series launching in […]




Marvel Reveals More NYCC Exclusive Variants and They Glow in the Dark

Marvel Reveals More NYCC Exclusive Variants and They Glow in the Dark

They say comic conventions are hardly about the comics anymore, but tell that to the publishers selling all kinds of EX-X-XCLUSIVE variants at the shows! We’ve already covered some of Marvel’s variant offerings for October’s New York Comic Con twice, but the House of Ideas is back for a new round (because “variants” are their […]


Now Image Reveals Clayton Crain's Spawn #301 Cover

Now Image Reveals Clayton Crain’s Spawn #301 Cover

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported that Image Comics had extended the final order cutoff date for Spawn #301, the record-breaking issue which will make Spawn the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world. The reason? Well, despite offering seventeen covers for the issue, Image hadn’t yet revealed them all, so in an attempt to give retailers […]

Marvel Demonstrates Commitment to Mary Jane Series with 24 Variants

Marvel Demonstrates Commitment to Mary Jane Series with 24 Variants

In October, Marvel will launch a new ongoing comic book starring Mary Jane Watson, The Amazing Mary Jane, by Leah Williams and Carlos Gomez. And in case anyone was worried Marvel wasn’t fully behind the book, never fear: the company is showing it means business in the best way it knows how… by releasing a […]

MArvel Reveals More Immortal Variants Homaging Immortal Hulk #16

Marvel Reveals More Immortal Variants Homaging Immortal Hulk #16

At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con Friday, retailers were treated to a look at two more Immoral Variants for comics coming out in September. Taking a cue from the wildly popular cover to Immortal Hulk #16, these variants show a gruesome transformation between the title character of the book’s two identities. For […]

DC Villains Stage Hostile Takeover in November, With Acetate Covers

DC Villains Stage Hostile Takeover in November, Unleash Acetate Covers on Readers

DC’s Year of the Villain isn’t done unleashing gimmicky variant covers on the DC Universe just yet! Following the cardstock variants for Year of the Villain and Lex Luthor’s “offer,” DC is planning another line-wide event in November with Hostile Takeover. This won’t surprise you, but Bleeding Cool scooped the name of this event way […]

Marvel Reveals 80th-Anniversary Frame Variants for August

Marvel Homages 25th-Anniversary Covers with 80th-Anniversary Frame Variants in August

Marvel is commemorating their 80th-Anniversary by releasing a series of frame variants homaging the special cover frames they used when they celebrated their 25th-Anniversary 33 years ago. Wait, what? Look, it’s Marvel math, and it all depends when you consider the starting point, just like with legacy numbers. Okay, fine. How about this. It’s magic. […]

Marvel Celebrates Immortal Hulk with Immortal Variants in September

Marvel Celebrates Immortal Hulk with Immortal Variants in September

As Immortal Hulk continues to outsell Batman, publisher Marvel Comics is looking to cash in on some of that Immortal sales appeal with a line of Immortal variant covers in September. Modeled after Bruce Banner’s transformation on the Joe Bennett variant cover of Immortal Hulk #16, the variants will appear on other Marvel titles and […]

Marvel Unveils 7 Powers of X #1 Variants by Jack Kirby, More

Marvel Unveils 6 New Powers of X #1 Variants by Jack Kirby, More

Earlier today, we took a look at  7 new variant covers unveiled by Marvel for House of X #1, including a hidden gem variant reusing an old Dave Cockrum rejected cover which was later reprinted as a black and white pin-up in 1982’s Special Edition X-Men, and then later used as a color cover for […]

Marvel Unveils 7 New Variants for House of X #1 and Powers of X #1

Marvel Unveils 7 New Variants for House of X #1 by Dave Cockrum, More

Marvel has revealed 7 new variants for Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz’s upcoming House of X #1, hittins stores in July and kicking off a line-wide reboot of the X-Men. Amidst the variants you can see a connecting variant by Mark Brooks which comes from the promo art first revealed for House of X and Powers […]

Marvel Reveals Bring on the Bad Guys Summer Variant Program

Marvel Reveals Bring on the Bad Guys Summer Variant Program

Ahead of the release of their August solicitations, Marvel Comics has revealed their next variant cover program, borrowing a name from the classic 1976 trade paperback collection featuring the origins of Marvel villains and an intro by Stan Lee, Bring on the Bad Guys. According to the press release, 23 comics as currently announced will […]

Kevin Wada Draws Angel for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 Variant

Kevin Wada Draws Angel for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 Variant

Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has unveiled Kevin Wada’s variant cover for the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5, featuring the star of his own new series, Angel. Why did BOOM! wait until now to reveal the cover? Well, final order cutoff is today, of course! LOS ANGELES, CA (May 13, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today, […]

Image Reveals Mike Mignola Variant for Sea of Stars #1

Image Reveals Mike Mignola Variant for Sea of Stars #1

Image Comics has unveiled Mike Mignola’s variant cover for Sea of Stars #1, the first issue a new series by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum — who is actually Dennis Hopeless writing under an alias for some reason —  you’re not fooling anyone, Dennis — Stephen Green, and Rico Renzi. Described as The Neverending Story crossed […]

Marvel Calls out Spider-Man in June with "Too Many Costumes" Variants

Marvel Calls out Spider-Man in June with “Too Many Costumes” Variants

Marvel Comics is putting their own most popular superhero, Spider-Man, on blast this June with a series of variant covers calling out the fact that he clearly has too many freaking costumes, a press release revealed Thursday. Most superheroes get by with just one single superhero costume, maybe two, if they need nice one to […]

Harley Quinn Goes Full Zombie on Jee Hyung-Lee Variant for DCeased #1

Harley Quinn, Batman Zombified for DCeased #1 Variants

Writer Tom Taylor has taken to Twitter to reveal more variant covers for DCeased #1, for which final order cutoff is today. Taylor shared a variant by artist Jee-Hyung Lee featuring Harley Quinn in full zombie mode Monday: Today is the final order cut-off for #DCeased #1.And we saved one of our creepiest variant covers […]

Rick and Morty Creators Dissected for #50 Variant Covers

Rick and Morty Creators Dissected for #50 Variant Covers

No, Oni Press is not making variant covers out of human flesh. That’s definitely more of a Valiant Entertainment kind of thing. Instead, Oni revealed today that Julieta Colás will produce two variant covers for Rick and Morty #50 in the style of the headshot variants Colás has done for the Rick & Morty trade […]