PORTLAND, Ore. 10/30/2020 — Image Comics will participate in ComicsPro’s Local Comic Shop Day 2020 this year on Wednesday, November 25 with four exclusive variants in celebration of the Direct Market retailers.
The variants will include a special Green Eggs & Ham homage variant of ICE CREAM MAN #20 by W. Maxwell Prince & Martín Morazzo, a flashy gold foil edition of the INVINCIBLE #1 by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker for fans getting excited about the upcoming Amazon Prime Original TV adaptation, a gorgeous gold foil edition of the MONSTRESS: TALK STORIES #1 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda that even professor Tam Tam will approve of, and a comic shop name-dropping variant of SPAWN #312 by Todd McFarlane himself to feed fans’ feverish Spawnmania.
“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,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics. “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.”
About 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.
About 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!
About 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.
About 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!)
About LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY—
Local Comic Shop Day® 2020 will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 25 this year at participating local comic shops. Local Comic Shop Day is sponsored by ComicsPRO – the Trade Organization for comic book stores. ComicsPRO is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the comic book specialty market. The goals of ComicsPRO are: to help to develop better marketing and daily business practices for comic book retailers, to improve the condition of their industry by educating the public about comic books in general, and to provide a voice for independent comic book retailers. Visit localcomicshopday.com for more information.