Image Blind Boxes: Variant Covers A Go-Go In Shops Today

by Olly MacNamee

To celebrate Image’s 25th anniversary, Image will be releasing blind boxes containing a selection of six different limited edition variants of the 17 all-new 2017 series that are only available within this box. Each comic will be bagged in opaque black poly to keep every comic a surprise.

One of the rare Leandro Fernandez OLD GUARD #1 sketch covers that could appear in the BLIND BOX.

Each box could include randomized variants of the following series’ debut issues:

  • CURSE WORDS #1 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne
  • DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #1 by Howard Chaykin
  • ETERNAL EMPIRE #1 by Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn
  • EXTREMITY #1 by Daniel Warren Johnson
  • GOD COUNTRY #1 by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw
  • GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #1 by Jim Mahfood
  • PAKLIS #1 by Dustin Weaver
  • PLASTIC #1 by Doug Wagner & Daniel Hillyard
  • REDNECK #1 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren
  • REGRESSION #1 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert
  • ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1 by Kyle Starks
  • ROSE #1 by Meredith Finch  & Ig Guara
  • ROYAL CITY #1 by Jeff Lemire
  • SUN BAKERY #1 by Corey Lewis
  • THE FEW #1 by Sean Lewis & Hayden Sherman
  • THE OLD GUARD #1 by Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernandez
  • Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #1 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe
  • As well as the exclusive HERE’S NEGAN #1 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

Phew, that’s quite a list!

One of the rare Ig Guara ROSE #1 sketch covers that could appear in your BLIND BOX.

Now, here comes some more Math:
Each of the 17 series has six variants. With the inclusions of THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN limited edition variant, there are 103 total possible variants included across all 1,992 boxes. Those wanting to complete the full set have quite the challenge facing them. Given that there are only 25 comics per box, fans will need more than one box to collect them all, and some could have pretty rare odds. Below are the known individual odds for each of the 17 titles six variants.
Still with me? Good, let’s continue…
One of the rare Geoff Shaw GOD COUNTRY #1 sketch covers that could appear in the BLIND BOX.

And the following is a list of the randomized variants of the series with the likelihood of getting them in your box’s mix:

  • 25th anniversary-branded variant cover — 1/26
  • B&W 25th anniversary-branded cover — 1/102
  • Virgin (art-only covers without trade dress) 25th anniversary-branded cover — 1/170
  • Virgin (art-only covers without trade dress) B&W 25th anniversary cover — 1/511
  • Blank wraparound sketch cover — 1/1,022
  • Extremely rare sketch covers drawn by each series artists—25 copies per series of the 17 selected launches — 1/2,043
  • Exclusive THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN! #1—the first 24 pages of Negan’s origin story printed in single-issue-format for the first and only time. — 500 copies total printed
Image Comics is printing 1,992 blind boxes in commemoration of the company’s founding year in 1992. The IMAGE COMICS 25th ANNIVERSARY BLIND BOX will be available in comic stores today, on Wednesday, July 19th.
Happy hunting!

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