Image Comics Support This Year’s Local Comic Store Day With Four Exclusive Variant Covers

by Olly MacNamee

Image Comics will participate in ComicsPro’s Local Comic Shop Day (LCSD) 2020 this year on Wednesday, November 25th with four exclusive variant covers in celebration of the Direct Market retailers.

We have them all here for you including plot details for each of the four books on offer on the day. There’s variant covers for Ice Cream Man #20 (sporting a special Green Eggs & Ham homage variant by W. Maxwell Prince & Martín Morazzo), Invincible #1, Monstress: Talk Stories #1 and Spawn #312.

And, with stores having suffered awfully this year, it was more important than ever for Image to do their bit to support this year’s LCSD, as Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics expresses:

Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and all of the amazing creators we work for and with are proud to be part of a marketplace that is both fiercely independent and resoundingly resilient, and this year, with stores everywhere still recovering from the effect a worldwide pandemic has had on their businesses, it’s more important than ever to give our retailer partners a lift in whatever way possible. None of us would be able to do what we do without the support of comics shops, and by continuing to participate in annual events like Local Comic Shop Day, especially with Todd’s retailer appreciation variant for SPAWN #312, we hope it’s clear that Image Comics supports them as well.”

Let’s take a look at these covers, shall we?

Ice Cream Man #20

“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Three fish, four fish, have some more fish. Five fish, six fish—are you sickish? Seven fish, eight fish…it’s getting late fish. Nine fish, ten fish, everyone you love will die and life is pointless so why even get out of bed you little worm you sick little insect with your sad flailing arms and creepy-crawly legs my god I’ve never seen such a pathetic specimen how sad how truly tragic…red fish, blue fish. 

A Green Eggs & Ham homage LCSD 2021 edition of the standalone issue from Ice Cream Man that sold out multiple times and caused a stir for it’s creepy satirization of classic children’s stories.”

Invincible #1

“Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he develops superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren’t so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster. Meanwhile, there’s trouble at school when Mark is dragged into a fight of epic proportions.

This LCSD 2020 edition of the debut issue of the long running ‘Invincible’ series by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker will introduce the action packed adventure to a whole new audience of readers since its original launch in 2003. Now fans can revisit the iconic superhero story of Mark Grayson in anticipation of the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV show adaptation coming soon and featuring the voices of fan-favorite Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Academy and Golden Globe award winning J.K. Simmons, and two time Golden Globe winning Sandra Oh of the popular TV series Killing Eve!”

Monstress: Talk Stories #1
Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.

Whether caught up on the latest issue of MONSTRESS or not, fans will enjoy this delightful spinoff and will want to get their hands on this highly collectable Gold Foil LCSD edition.

Spawn #312

“This LCSD 2020 Spawn #312 cover will be a variant of Todd McFarlane’s cover for the issue—only instead of listing out the names of those who’ve contributed to SPAWN over the years, this LCSD 2020 cover will wraparound and feature the names of retailers who are registered for the 2020 Local Comic Shop Day festivities! (For retailers who haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Pop over to comicspro.com/lcsd2020 and register before 5pm PDT on Sunday, November 1 and you’ll be added to the cover!)”

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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