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Image Reveals Four Image Expo Exclusive Variant Covers

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm by Tyler Waterman

One of the best part of comic conventions is often the excellent variant covers that you can only purchase at that particular show; these covers are often coveted, and tend to sell out at every event. The upcoming Image Expo might not exactly be a convention, but that’s not stopping the indie juggernaut from offering some convention-style exclusive variants!

Bitch Planet #1, Rumble #1, Wytches #3 and East of West #16 will all be sporting variant covers that are exclusive to this event, and all four look outstanding. Take a look at the covers below, and if you must have one, you’d best get yourself to the Image Expo this January!

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IMAGE EXPO WILL SHOWCASE FOUR EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS
BITCH PLANET, RUMBLE, WYTCHES, and EAST OF WEST

Image Comics is pleased to announce four jaw-dropping exclusive Image Expo variants will be available on the day of the show, January 8, 2015: BITCH PLANET #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, RUMBLE #1 by John Arcudi and James Harren, WYTCHES #3 by Scott Snyder and Jock, and EAST OF WEST #16 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta with cover art by Meredith McClaren (HINGES). All Image Expo variants will be priced at $5 each, Premium ticket holders will be receiving them complimentary with their ticket purchase.

An IMAGE FIRSTS COMPENDIUM trade paperback will also be available at Image Expo for the first time, collecting nine #1 issues of Image Comics’ hottest new series at the low introductory price of $5.99. The nine included are: C.O.W.L. #1 by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel, LOW, #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, NAILBITER #1 by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1, SHUTTER #1 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, THE FADE OUT #1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, and WYTCHES #1 by Scott Snyder and Jock. This is the perfect sampling of some of the best creator-owned series available and allows readers interested in trying out a variety of new series to do so without breaking the bank.

There will also be a very limited number of posters for sale that feature the complete collection of connecting EAST OF WEST #16 covers. EAST OF WEST artist Nick Dragotta will be present for a signing.

Previously announced Image Expo guests include: Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA), Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), Emi Lenox (EMITOWN), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY), Brandon Graham (PROPHET), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS). In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.

IMAGE EXPO will be an all-day event held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on January 8, 2015. Image Expo will begin the new year with a slew of thrilling creator-owned news announcements and will be open to all fans, comics retailers, and members of the media.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General admission tickets are $20, while premium tickets are $50 and include preferred seating and exclusive Image Comics releases. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary. Members of the media should contact Kat Salazar, Director of PR & Marketing at katsalazar@imagecomics.com to inquire about press passes. Comic retailers should visit http://imagecomics.com/expo/retail-summit/ for information about retailer-specific programming and registration information.

Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store for 2015.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!

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