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Cancelled Image Comics "Banned Books" Variant Surfaces

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, August 31 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Cancelled Image Comics

Andrew MacLean revealed the canceled variant cover for Head Lopper #7.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Andrew Maclean took to Twitter to reveal a cancelled cover for Head Lopper #7, a part of the also cancelled "Banned Books" variant covers Image Comics was going to run in September. Maclean's was a take on A Clockwork Orange.

Image provided the following statement to Bleeding Cool.

Image began doing monthly themed variants in February to celebrate Image's 25th anniversary. The original plan was to do the themed variants every month from February 2017 to January 2018, but over the summer, we began receive a lot of feedback about variant fatigue, from retailers, fans, and creators alike. Based on that feedback, we decided to wind the themed variants down ahead of schedule, focusing on making October's WALKING DEAD tribute covers as awesome as possible.

So there you have it. Fans are burnt out on variant fatigue, but not burnt out enough to keep Robert Kirkman down.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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