Continuing to innovate the variant cover technology you didn't know you wanted, Valiant Entertainment has revealed their glass variant for Livewire #1, printed with UV ink so that it glows under a blacklight. No, we're not making this up. See for yourself:
A press release goes into detail:
Valiant Entertainment is thrilled to reveal a first look at the LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant, which features a captivating image illustrated by superb artist Doug Braithwaite and a design created by Valiant Director of Design and Production, Travis Escarfullery. The cover will include a special UV ink printing process that will allow the cover to virtually glow under black light!
Following in the footsteps of their ultra-successful run of Brushed Metal Variants, Valiant first broke new ground with November's BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Variant, becoming the first-ever publisher to print a comic book with a tempered glass cover. The initiative was a tremendous success, helping to make the issue the highest-selling Bloodshot issue in the modern era. Now, Valiant will prove once again why it leads the industry in unique innovations when the LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant makes its debut!
Using an image created by Doug Braithwaite, Valiant Director of Design and Production Travis Escarfullery figured out how to make this magic happen:
I started to think how can we really take this next cover up a notch. I started by breaking down Livewire's technological powers and how I could translate that to the cover. I pictured the graphic of 'The Matrix' computer code raining down the screen and it hit me: Years ago my son had a toy drawing board that when you pressed a button, the drawing or text would glow in the dark. This was perfect.
So how do retailers get their hands on one of these? The press release explains that too:
Retailers should note that one copy of the LIVEWIRE #1 Glass Variant Cover can be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of LIVEWIRE #1. There is no limit per store – 250 copies ordered will net one glass cover, 500 will net two glass covers, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics on Monday, November 26th, but please note the Glass Variant Cover will ship directly from Valiant Entertainment. For any questions, please contact Valiant's dedicated sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bleeding Cool does not recommend putting any other comics underneath a blacklight, especially if published by Avatar's Boundless imprint.
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN & PATRICIA MARTÍN
Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA (OCT181980)
Cover B by HARVEY TOLIBAO (OCT181981)
B/W Variant Cover by ADAM POLLINA (OCT181983)
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (OCT181984)
Blank Cover Also Available (OCT181982)
All-new ongoing series! For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 19th (FOC – 11/26/18)