Image Comics: 100% of March Variant Cover Proceeds Go to Planned Parenthood

For anyone paying attention, it hasn’t been the “big 2″ in comics for a while now. In fact, to minimize the role Image Comics has had in storytelling over the past decade or so would mean dismissing some of the most creative, compelling writers in not only comics, but entertainment in the whole, at their most free. Want a sneak preview of the biggest Hollywood releases in 10 years? Look no further than the Image rack every Wednesday. And this month you have another reason to check out your favorite titles on the shelf and consider pulling that variant cover instead. All through March, Image is dedicating its 25th Anniversary theme to Women’s History Month through donations to Planned Parenthood.

“Women have come a long way in this country, and the progress that’s been made is in part due to the efforts Planned Parenthood has made in sex education and affordable, preventative healthcare,” says Corey Murphy, Director of Sales at Image Comics. “I’m extremely proud to be a part of a company that’s unafraid to take a stance in supporting a non-profit that’s recently been under fire. This month we celebrate Women’s History, the strides the women have made in the comics industry, and the difference that everyone — male and female — has made by coming together in spreading equality.”

100% of proceeds Image Comics’ Women’s History Month variants will go to the organization. Looking for these variant covers throughout the month of March. (And if you’re reading a series we review, click the hyperlink on its title to check out reviews on each of its issues.)

In stores on Wednesday, March 1st:

[title type=”h4″]RAT QUEENS #1[/title]
by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Owen Gieni, variant artwork by Colleen Doran

Women's Month Variant - Rat Queens

[title type=”h4″]ROYAL CITY #1[/title]
by Jeff Lemire, variant artwork by Emi Lenox

Women's Month Variant - Royal City

In stores on Wednesday, March 8th:

[title type=”h4″]THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #27[/title]
by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, variant artwork by Chynna Clugston-Flores

Women's Month Variant - The Wicked + The Divine

[title type=”h4″]MOTOR CRUSH #4[/title]
by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, variant artwork by Leslie Hung

Women's Month Variant - Motor Crush

[title type=”h4″]EAST OF WEST #32[/title]
by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, variant artwork by Meredith McClaren

Women's Month Variant - East of West

[title type=”h4″]LOW #16[/title]
by Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini, variant artwork by Vanesa R. Del Rey

Women's Month Variant - Low

In stores on Wednesday, March 15th:

[title type=”h4″]MOONSHINE #6[/title]
by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, variant artwork by Jill Thompson

Women's Month Variant - Moonshine

In stores on Wednesday, March 22nd:

[title type=”h4″]SHE WOLF #7[/title]
by Rich Tommaso, variant artwork by Marian Churchland

Women's Month Variant - She Wolf

[title type=”h4″]MAGDALENA #1[/title]
by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady, Christian Dibari, variant artwork by Roberta Ingrata

Women's Month Variant - Magdalena

In stores on Wednesday, March 29th:

[title type=”h4″]MONSTRESS #11[/title]
by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda, variant artwork by Sanya Anwar

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[title type=”h4″]OLD GUARD #2[/title]
by Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez, variant artwork by Nicola Scott

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  • Jordan Calhoun is a writer in New York City. His forthcoming debut book "Piccolo Is Black" is a celebration of the common adaptations we made while non-diverse pop culture helped us form identities. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice, B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Japanese, and an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy. He might solve a mystery, or rewrite history. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @JordanMCalhoun

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