Skybound Series Excellence Celebrates Artist Of Color With “Visions Of Excellence” Variant Covers

by Oliver MacNamee

New Image/Skybound Comics series Excellence by Khary Randolph (We Are Robin, Black, Tech Jacket) and Brandon Thomas (Horizon, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury) will feature a very special line of variant covers, “Visions of Excellence,” which will showcase the work of creators of color, with the first variant covers featuring artwork by Khary Randolph, Sanford Greene, and Juni Ba.

Here’s Thomas to regale you more on this initiative::

Legacy is one of the defining themes of Excellence, and these covers will showcase the past, present, and future of this world of magic. The series of variants is also another way to recognize and celebrate even more creators of color, and we wanted to simply put the book into their hands, and see what characters and imagery inspired them. The results are already blowing us away, and stay tuned for even more amazing artists to contribute in the coming months!

And, here’s the skinny on this new book as well as a first look at the variant covers:

Excellence follows Spencer Dales, whose father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians that protect the world with unseen hands. When Spencer earns the right to join the Aegis, he’s given the chance to fight for a better future. But who will stand beside him?

Excellence ignites a generational war in this action-fantasy series, committed to one truth above all others—Excellence is Real.

Excellence #1 Cover A by Randolph and Excellence #1 Cover B by Randolph  will be available in stores on Wednesday, May 8.

Excellence #2 Cover A by Randolph and Excellence #2 Cover B by Greene will be available in stores on Wednesday, June 19.

Excellence #3 Cover A by Randolph and Excellence #3 Cover B by Ba will be available in stores on Wednesday, July 17.

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