June Vigants writes for Bleeding Cool:
One of the great treats to be found at New York Comic Con is undoubtedly the convention-exclusive variant covers available for purchase at various retail booths. It's wonderful to see different styles portraying characters that you might nor normally see, providing something special for fans, collectors, and artists alike.
BOOM! Studios certainly has a colorful collection of variant covers available for their titles. Noelle Stevenson offers a lovely take on Ichabod Crane and Leftenant Abigail Mills with her cover for the recently released Sleepy Hollow comic series. Daniel Bayliss and Jake Lawrence created two brilliantly colorful covers for Translucid and Teen Dog (respectively). Faith Erin Hicks' style provided a sublime rendition of the Lumberjanes cast with her variant cover.
Passing by the IDW Booth, I couldn't help but pick up Gabriel Rodriguez's NYCC exclusive Edward Scissorhands and Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland covers (which I've been looking forward to for weeks after watching him post sneak peaks on his twitter account).
Laying these fresh purchases out on my mattress post-con and seeing the works as they contrast one another in line work, composition, color technique, and even tonality, I can't help but think about album artwork. It's these types of individual publications that ought to be framed on a wall and appreciated over again as opposed to being stashed away in a cardboard box in my closet. They certainly merit the appreciation.
Be sure to check out what else is in store for limited edition covers the weekend at NYCC – con exclusives are limited, so don't miss out on something great by assuming you can pick it up after the convention.