Image Comics has announced a special 25th anniversary celebratory item arriving in shops in July–blindboxes containing 25 randomized and polybagged variants for fans. Only 1,992 blind boxes will be produced, however, in commemoration of the company’s 1992 founding date. The boxes will arrive in comic shops on July 19th.
The randomized comics included in the box will be drawn from 17 series that are all-new in 2017 and the variant covers on the comics will only available in this box. Image have also assured that each comic will be bagged in opaque black poly “to keep every comic a surprise”.
That’s quite an effort from Image, but it’s not every day you celebrate a 25th anniversary!
We do know a little more about what these boxes are going to contain. Each box will contain randomized items of the following types:
*25th anniversary variant cover
*B&W 25th anniversary cover
*Virgin 25th anniversary cover
*Virgin B&W 25th anniversary cover
*Blank wraparound sketch cover
*Extremely rare sketch covers drawn by each series artists—25 copies per series of the 17 selected launches
*Exclusive THE WALKING DEAD: HERE’S NEGAN! #1 limited to 500 copies—the first 24 pages of Negan’s origin story printed in single-issue-format for the first and only time.
Here’s a look at some exclusive art that might appear in a given box as a sketch cover:
[One of the rare Ig Guara Rose #1 sketch covers]
[One of the rare Geoff Shaw God Country#1 sketch covers]
[One of the rare Leandro Fernandez Old Guard#1 sketch covers]
If you are a retailer and would like to order these, or if you would like your retailer to order the Image Comics 25th Anniversary Blind Box for you, they should use Diamond Code MAR170900.