You may recall Bleeding Cool covered the Image Comics 25th Anniversary Blind Box a fair few times when it was first being solicited. A $250 Blind Box with only 1992 copies available as well as a collection of the Image + Walking Dead strips Here’s Negan.
Well now we have a few more details. Each box will contain an assortment of 25 polybagged comics drawing from 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.
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
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, 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 on Wednesday, July 19th.
One of the rare Ig Guara ROSE #1 sketch covers that could appear in your BLIND BOX.
One of the rare Geoff Shaw GOD COUNTRY #1 sketch covers that could appear in the BLIND BOX.
One of the rare Leandro Fernandez OLD GUARD #1 sketch covers that could appear in the BLIND BOX.
news source: Bleeding Cool