Tuesday, August 23, 2011

IDW TMNT #1 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day is tomorrow! Woohoo! And this week that also means the launch of IDW's brand spankin' new ongoing TMNT series. Extra woohoo! As part of the promotion for the new series, IDW is releasing a whole bunch of variant covers for this first issue. Since information on all of these hasn't been completely concrete, I've created this guide to all of the different covers.

I am looking for scans of some of the variants, so please e-mail me if you can help me with that. I am especially interested in scans of sketch covers if anyone was able to snag one of those! If you'd like to post a picture of your haul on the Ninja Pizza Facebook page, please do!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Raphael by Dan Duncan.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:1:1:1 ratio with covers B, C & D.

Cover B: Donatello by Dan Duncan.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:1:1:1 ratio with covers A, C & D.



Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: Leonardo by Dan Duncan.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:1:1:1 ratio with covers A, B & D.

Cover D: Michelangelo by Dan Duncan.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:1:1:1 ratio with covers A, B & C.


Cover E
Cover G
Cover E: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover G: Sam Kieth.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 25 copies ordered.


Cover F
Cover F: Gatefold by Dan Duncan.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 20 copies ordered.


Cover H
Cover H: Kevin Eastman sketch.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 50 copies ordered.
This cover will be shipped pre-sketched by Kevin Eastman.
You can see an example of some of these sketch covers on Kevin's Facebook page.
If you have this cover with a sketch on it, please e-mail a scan to me!


Cover J, Back
Cover J, Front
Cover J: Jetpack Comics.
Retailer exclusive cover for Jetpack Comics.
This cover can be purchased for $14.99 from Jetpack Comics.


Cover K, Back
Cover K, Front
Cover K: New England Comic Retailers Alliance.
Retailer exclusive for NECRA.
This cover can be purchased for $19.99 from Jetpack Comics or from Larry's Comics.
If you have this cover with a sketch on the back of it, please e-mail a scan to me!


Cover L, Back
Cover L, Front
Cover L: Detroit Fanfare.
Convention exclusive cover to be sold for $20 at Detroit Fanfare, September 24-25.
Kevin Eastman will be at this show sketching on the cover for free.
If you have this cover with a sketch on it, please e-mail a scan to me!


Cover I

Cover I: Hastings.
Retailer exclusive cover for Hastings.
Thank you to Rich H. for the scan!

4 comments:

  1. Dang, they may run out of letters for all the variants. Luckily the issues comes out tomorrow. But that doesn't necessarily mean there won't be more variants later on as promotional copies, does it?

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  2. I'm pretty sure this is everything that is planned for issue #1. So far all of the issues solicited have some number of variant covers, though not as many as we've got here.

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  3. I got letter E since it was that or the single turtle covers and me being the crazy person I am, I needed four turtles on one cover.

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  4. Thanks for this guide. I'm happy with my cover A, but I really enjoy looking at all the art here. I'm excited to have the turtles going again.

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