Cover Variance: Max Brooks' Extinction Parade Retailer Variants And Signing, Kick Ass 3, Superior Spider-Man And Six Gun Gorilla

Welcome to a new semi-regular column looking at the industry of variant covers.

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First up, these are the four retailer-exclusive variants for Max Brooks' first comic Extinction Parade #1 from Avatar Press, telling the vampire story of a zombie invasion. You can pick up the Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet covers here.

Max Brooks will also be signing at Midtown Comics in New York on Thursday. Avatar Press publisher William Christensen will also be on hand to take flack for being the publisher of Bleeding Cool.

six 1 2ndKick Ass 3 #1 launched with six covers, that interlinked to spell out a phrase, with art from John Romita Jr, Adam Hughes, Pascual Ferry, Marc Silvestri, Cully Hamner and Adam Kubert.  Looks like they are all being reprinted for the second print. No idea if the phrase will change…

Indestructible Hulk #11's Time Travel Variant will now have a painted cover by Michael Del Mundo.

Superior Spider-Man #18 will have a previously unsolicited variant by JG Jones.

And Si Spurrier's Six Gun Gorilla #1 is getting a second print. Here is its cover…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.