The theme of Image Comics' line-wide variants for the month of June 2017 has been revealed as "Pride Month," with a goal "to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the progress made by the Gay Liberation Movement in promoting inclusivity and support for all." The publisher says that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these variants will be donated to Human Rights Campaign.
“We are so thankful for the opportunity to support the LGBTQ community during Pride Month this year by partnering once again with the Human Rights Campaign,” said Image's Publisher, Eric Stephenson. “It’s never been a secret that Image Comics is supportive of creative freedom, but it’s important that we also make it clear that we stand for inclusivity, diversity, and equality, now more than ever. We hope these variants will serve as a positive display of that ongoing commitment.”
Eleven variants are planned in total, with six released now. The six released are Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 by Valente De Landro, The Walking Dead #168 by Sina Grace & Tamra Bonvillain, The Divided States of Hysteria #2 by Howard Chaykin, Rose #3 by Ig Guara, Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #2 by Jim Mahfood, and Redneck #3 by Ed Luce.
The five variants as-yet-unrevealed are: Crosswind #1 by Cat Staggs, The Old Guard #5 by Leandro Fernandez, Black Magick #6 by Nicola Scott, Deadly Class #29 by Wes Craig, and Shutter #29 by Leila del Duca.
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