In the news from Valiant Comicsfor the past week comes a preview of a variant cover for PUNK MAMBO #1 that will be a type of cover rarely see.
Punk Mambo #1 is set for release on April 24th (read our review here), and this week came news of one of the variant covers for the title from Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham about a voodoo priestess who moves to New Orleans.
The cover will feature art from Dan Brereton and be a “flocked” cover which will let people feel her “hair”. With all the types of variant covers over the past couple decades, this is one I’ve never seen (or felt) before.
Full press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of Valiant.
First Look: Flocked Punk Variant Cover for PUNK MAMBO #1
PUNK MAMBO #1 Punk Variant, which features a striking cover image by incredible artist Dan Brereton (Nocturnals) and a textured flocked treatment that will offer a unique, tactile experience rarely seen—or felt—in comics!
“We were brainstorming ideas for a variant on PUNK MAMBO #1, and the idea for the flocked cover hit me like a bolt of pink lightning,” explained Valiant Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers. “We’d been tossing around ideas like a leather jacket cover, or a having Flexi-disc bound in, and it came to me: SHE NEEDS FUZZY HAIR.
“Flocked paper has a velvety, fuzzy texture,” continued Meyers. “As a paper nerd, I’m super excited about this one. It’s not every day you get to do something new in comics.”
“Valiant loves having fun and the flocked cover is just another in a never-ending series of surprises from us,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.
From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn ( Venom) and badass artist Adam Gorham ( Black Panther) comes the hilariously horrifying PUNK MAMBO, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.
PUNK MAMBO #1 debuts in comic shops on Wednesday, April 24th. Along with the flocked Punk Variant cover, PUNK MAMBO #1 features a main cover by Brereton and additional shelf covers by Zu Orzu (X-O MANOWAR) and Cris Delara ( Aspen Visions: Fathom: Spinning Our Fate). A Pre-order Edition cover by Gorham and a blank cover are also available.
Retailers should note that they can obtain one copy of the PUNK MAMBO #1 Punk Variant for every qualifying order of 100 copies of PUNK MAMBO #1. There is no limit per store—100 copies ordered will net one Punk Variant, 200 will net two Punk Variants, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics by Monday, April 1st. Details can be found on the Diamond Comics retailer website. For any questions, please contact Valiant’s dedicated sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans wishing to obtain a PUNK MAMBO #1 Punk Variant should check with their local comic shop about availability.
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