Valiant has revealed that the "Glass Variant" for its upcoming Livewire #1 will glow under a blacklight, thanks to special UV ink.
The cover features art from Doug Braithwaite, while the design of the cover was concieved by Valiant Director of Design and Production Travis Escarfullery. You can see the effect in the animated cover image seen here.
"I started to think how can we really take this next cover up a notch," explained Escarfullery in a statement. "I started by breaking down Livewire's technological powers and how I could translate that to the cover. I pictured the graphic of The Matrix computer code raining down the screen and it hit me: Years ago my son had a toy drawing board that when you pressed a button, the drawing or text would glow in the dark. This was perfect."
Livewire #1 is due out December 19. Here's the full solicitation.
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA (OCT181980)
Cover B by HARVEY TOLIBAO (OCT181981)
B/W Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA (OCT181983)
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT181984)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT181982)
All-new ongoing series! For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 19th (FOC – 11/26/18)