The charitable organisation ComicBooks For Kids! (CB4K) is producing its own exclusive cover variant by Timothy Lim. for the upcoming Transformers #1 reboot from IDW.
It will be sold first at C2E2 to raise money for the initiative that aims to get comic books into the hands of children, and then from selected retailers after the show.
Mark Weiss, founder and president, was quoted as saying "We knew of Tim's artwork as he has done other Transformers covers and we think you will all agree that he absolutely smashed it with this one. Similar to the Archie 700, it has the same look, feel and warmth that identifies it as a ComicBooks For Kids! cover".
The cover will also showcase the new logo for CB4K. The post-show availability will also recognize those comic stores who have helped support CB4K with one or more fundraisers, and it will only be available from these stores:
- Hooked On Comics in Myerstown, Pennsylvania
- Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas
- Space Cadets Collection Collection in Conroe, Texas
- Lone Star Comics in Arlington, Texas
- Zone Comics and Games in Homewood, Illinois
ComicBooks For Kids! will again be providing copies at no cost to these organizations as a way of saying "thank you" for their support. According to Mark, " Less than 150 copies will be available online making this book even more rare then the Archie 700 CB4K variant of which many retailers sold out of within the first few days".
They ask those looking to support CB4K and its partners to contact the retailers and to say hello to the team at C2E2