As we previously informed you, Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR #1 with co-writer Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney was shaping up to be the biggest creator-owned launch in Boom Studios' history. Then we told you, it had already pulled a David and outsold Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's Crossover from creator-owned Goliath, Image Comics, making it the biggest creator-owned series launch since 1998's Danger Girl. Now, we're hearing that the orders are even bigger than anyone would have predicted, but more on that soon.
No doubt part of BRZRKR's record-setting sales are thanks to the retailer exclusive variant covers. And while the 36 retailer exclusive variants make for an impressive line up, including cover artists like J.G. Jones, InHyuk Lee, Mike Choi, Jay Anacleto, and Christian Ward, it's quite a bit fewer than the aforementioned Crossover's 50 exclusives, so one would assume they're responsible for a smaller percentage of the total orders.
We previously shared with you a number of the available BRZRKR #1 covers, but we've now tracked down all of the retailer exclusives… a number of which have already sold out, some reportedly in as little as five minutes.
BRZRKR Razzah Exclusive 616 Bullet Hole Cover Trade Dress Variant is 1,000 print run
BRZRKR Razzah Exclusive 616 Bullet Hole Cover Virgin Variant is 500 print run with COA
BRZRKR Razzah Exclusive 616 Bullet Hole Cover Virgin Color-Hold Variant is 200 print run with COA
BRZRKR Razzah Exclusive 616 Motorcycle Trade Dress Variant. 1,000 print run
BRZRKR Motorcycle Virgin Variant is 500 print run with COA
Mico Suayan Exclusive Virgin Variant (Colored) With COA LIMITED TO ONLY 500 WORLD WIDE
Mico Suayan Exclusive Virgin Variant (B&W) With COA LIMITED TO ONLY 500 WORLD WIDE
Virgin Variant by Victor Garduno. Limited to 1,000 print run.
InHyuk Lee Variant
Alan Quah Variant
Big Planet Comics
JayB Anceleto Variant
JayB Anceleto Virgin Variant
Sajid Shah Variant 1000 print run.
Qistina Khalidah cover LIMITED TO JUST 750 COPIES
BRZRKR Mike Choi Cover
BRZRKR Dan Quintana cover, limited to 550 copies.
BRZRKR Philip Tan variants
BRZRKR #1 will be in stores on February 24th, except for the foil covers and the highly sought after 1-in-1000 incentive which will be in stores on March 10th. Happy hunting!