Like a powerful group of barbaric horse warriors, Image Comics will attempt to overwhelm its enemies this July with a veritable crap ton of variant covers for MOM: Mother of Madness, the new comic book series created by Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke and co-written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Leila Leiz. By sheer force of numbers, the variant covers will conquer the fractured direct market as publishers and distributors are distracted by the neverending struggle known as the Game of Comics.
A press release details the variants:
PORTLAND, Ore. 06/18/2021 — Image Comics is pleased to announce a line of highly collectible, rare covers for the forthcoming M.O.M.: Mother of Madness by multiple Emmy award nominated actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Star Wars), GLAAD Media Award nominated Marguerite Bennett (Josie and the Pussycats, Angela), and Leila Leiz (Horde) on shelves this July.
These exciting variants will feature art from Jo Ratcliffe, Jen Bartel, Leila Leiz, and Mirka Andolfo as well as a unique cover summarizing the series' concept drawn by Leiz and a blank sketch cover.
In M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, the mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action collides with Fleabag comedy when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers.
Each installment of the series will be an extra-length issue filled to the brim with comedy and chaos.
M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 will be available on sale Wednesday, July 21:
Cover A Jo Ratcliffe – Diamond Code MAY210009
Cover B Jen Bartel – Diamond Code MAR218051
Cover C Leila Leiz – Diamond Code MAY218003
Cover D Blank cover – Diamond Code MAY218004
Cover E 1:10 copy incentive "story panel" – Diamond Code MAY218005
Cover F 1:25 copy incentive Ratcliffe virgin – Diamond Code MAY218006
Cover G 1:50 copy incentive Bartel virgin – Diamond Code MAY218007
Cover H 1:100 copy incentive Mirka Andolfo – Diamond Code MAY218008
Cover I 1:500 copy incentive Ratcliffe Signed Edition – Diamond Code MAY218009
Cover ZA Galaxycon convention exclusive
M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Check out the variants below: