At Special Edition NYC this past weekend (one hell of a good convention, by the way - completely focused on comics), if you swung by my table, or the table of my esteemed collaborator on the Star Wars Lando Calrissian comic for Marvel, the incredible Alex Maleev, you may have noticed an email signup sheet to get more information about a special cover he and I put together for Lando #1, which will hit stores on July 8, 2015. We think of it almost like our own "action figure" for the book. However, since it's quite likely that many of you reading this did not happen to be in NYC this past weekend, I thought I would put up a post to explain. This is a "variant" - a special limited run of the issue with the same story on the inside, but a special, unique cover on the outside. And speaking of that gorgeous, painted cover art from Mr. Maleev, let's take a look at it:
Pretty damn lovely. We tried to set it up with minimal extra "stuff" on the front - no bar code, etc. (that's on the back.) The idea was to try to make it seem like an art piece, to the extent we could.
How can you get one, assuming you're interested? Well, you get it from us. These won't be in stores (unless stores get some from us, but it's not a sure thing that your store will do that, of course.) Alex and I are having the entire damn run of these things shipped to us (we both live in Brooklyn), and we'll turn around and send them back out after signing, re-packing, whatever. Should be a pretty fun day, actually. The expectation is that we'll have them out around the street date of July 8, with some possible flex there depending on logistics. But we'll do our best.
If you think you might want one, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest, and we'll get back to you with all the details. We didn't do a huge run here, so it's first come, first served.
Now, if you don't want one, no sweat - you'll be able to get the regular cover everywhere on July 8, both digitally and at your local comics shop. Speaking for Alex and myself, we certainly hope you do!