In honor of Image Comics 25th anniversary, the publishing house has been announcing a new theme for each month of 2017. During June, Image celebrated Pride Month with specially themed variants. Those 11 variants have since realized $85,305, all of which is being donated to Human Rights Campaign.
Among the 11 variants was Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 by Valente De Landro, The Walking Dead #168 by Sina Grace and Tamra Bonvillain, The Divided States of Hysteria #2 by Howard Chaykin, Rose #3 by Ig Guara, Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #2 by Jim Mahfood, Redneck #3 by Ed Luce, 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.
“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. 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,” shared Image’s Publisher Eric Stephenson.