Yesterday, Boom Studios announced that it had signed a deal with Peach Momoko to create twenty covers for the publisher through into 2021. They are now following this up with a similar signing for another twenty covers from Miguel Mercado for the same period.
The next variant cover from this new deal will be available on Mega Man: Fully Charged #1 and Seven Secrets #1, both on-sale in August – additionally, Mercado's art will be featured on variants to subsequent issues of both series. Then, Mercado's art will be featured on a variant cover to Dune House: Atreides #1 in October and the main cover to the Firefly: Watch How I Soar original graphic novel in November.
Based in Manila, Philippines, Miguel Mercado's work has appeared on the covers for titles such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Buffy, GI Joe, Firefly, Over the Garden Wall, and Sparrowhawk.
"I had always wanted to draw comic book covers and that dream was realized after being offered to paint a cover for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series," said Miguel Mercado. "It's still such a surreal feeling for me seeing my work published and on the stands. I'm still pinching myself to this day."
"Miguel has been thrilling fans with his stunning covers on our Power Rangers and Buffy comics and he's doing it yet again with his work on Mega Man, Firefly and Dune," said Matt Gagnon, Editor in Chief of Boom Studios. "Miguel is one of our favorite artists and he'll be bringing his dynamic style to some of our biggest series over the next year. We're honored to expand our collaboration with such an incredible illustrator."
I get the feeling that Boom Studios may have a number of similar announcements lined up to come, These aren't exclusive deals but it should keep the artists busy, in work, and having to turn down certain other comic book publishers…