IMAGE COMICS’ APRIL FOOLS’ VARIANTS
FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY WILL GET FANS TALKING
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first eight of 11 variants planned for April’s 25th anniversary theme month—can you guess the month’s theme? APRIL FOOLS! Image Comics’ creators are unleashed all month long to prank fans with these covers—they’ll make comics readers do a double-take every Wednesday.
Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants. The following covers are sure to get comic fans and collectors talking.
Available in stores on Wednesday, April 5th:
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1 by Kyle Starks, cover by Kyle Starks
(Diamond Code JAN178689)
(W) Kyle Starks
(A/CA) Kyle Starks
Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world’s toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he’s going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights.
A new action-comedy series full of high action, epic stakes, magic, friendships, trains, punching, kicking, joking, a ton of hobo nonsense, and the Literal Devil. Yeah. The Literal Devil.
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
SONS OF THE DEVIL #11 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante, cover by Toni Infante
(Diamond Code JAN178694)
NEW STORY ARC
The beginning of the third story arc. Travis tries to make sense of the last six months as he mourns the loss of his sister. Also, a look into David Daly’s past as we learn about his upbringing.
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
Available in stores on Wednesday, April 12th:
SPAWN #272 cover by Todd McFarlane
(Diamond Code JAN178693)
(A) Szymon Kudranski
(CA) Nivanh Chanthara
Spawn comes face-to-face with one of his BIGGEST mortal enemies!
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
Available in stores on Wednesday, April 19th:
BLACK SCIENCE #29 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, cover by Rafael Albuquerque
(Diamond Code JAN178692)
(A) Matteo Scalera
(CA) Rafael Albuquerque
(A/CA) Moreno DiNisio
Some prisons we make for ourselves. Grant McKay has found the lock to his, but can he turn the key?
CURSE WORDS #4 by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne, cover by Ryan Browne
(Diamond Code JAN178684)
(A/CA) Ryan Browne
“THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,” Part Four
Wizord must regain his magical powers before (a) he dies and (b) the world ends, in that order of importance. To do so, he must travel to a truly horrifying place…LOS ANGELES! Meanwhile, the beautiful, terrible Ruby Stitch finally appears in our world–and she is READY TO RUMBLE.
EAST OF WEST #33 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta, cover by Nick Dragotta
(Diamond Code JAN178691)
“THE KINGDOM ENDURES”-The King of New Orleans picks a side.
THE FIX #9 by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber, cover by Steve Lieber
(Diamond Code JAN178685)
(A) Steve Lieber
(CA) Nick Spencer
(A/CA) Ryan Hill
NEW STORY ARC
Roy makes a big breakthrough in his murder investigation, while Mac is out for justice.
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12 by Skottie Young, cover by Skottie Young
(Diamond Code JAN178686)
(A/CA) Skottie Young
“LONE GERT AND GRUB”
Gert’s tired of being a complete piece of sh!# and decides to be a helpful member of the Fairyland society, starting off with rescuing a kidnapped baby and returning it to its loving family. Gert. A baby. Probably some poop. Buy this.
INVINCIBLE #135 by Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley, cover by Ryan Ottley
(Diamond Code JAN178688)
(A/CA) Ryan Ottley, Nathan Fairbairn
“THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Part Three
The march to the end continues! War begins! Thragg and his forces continue to conquer world after world as they rebuild the Viltrum Empire. Mark and his allies launch an assault in hopes of bringing a swift end to this conflict.
PLASTIC #1 by Doug Wagner, cover by Daniel Hillyard
(Diamond Code JAN178687)
Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good…until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom.
Oh, and did we mention that Virginia is a sex doll?
“This is the weirdest shit I’ve ever read. I love it!”
– ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRMAN & AZACETA, INVINCIBLE)
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
Available in stores on Wednesday, April 26th:
SAVAGE DRAGON #223 by Erik Larsen, cover by Jock
(Diamond Code JAN178690)
(A/CA) Erik Larsen
NEW STORY ARC
“THE MERGING OF MULTIPLE EARTHS,” Part One
Mr. Glum devises a plot to merge the multi-verse and restore the love Angel Murphy had for him. Malcolm Dragon fights to save his reality and the lives of everybody on Earth. It’s an awe-inspiring, world-shattering, cosmic event told in three chapters.
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