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“Valiant Variants” is pretty fun to say, isn't it? The publisher has revealed some cool new variant covers for Punk Mambo #1. The book isn't scheduled for release until late April, but we've got a glimpse at some awesome artwork to accompany it.

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First up is Trav Hart's cover, which is an homage to Iron Maiden's 1980 single “Sanctuary” by artist Derek Riggs. This is being produced in partnership with the metal band A Sound of Thunder and will only be available in limited quantities. The full-color version is limited to 300 and the black-and-white one is only 100. Both can be ordered exclusively through A Sound of Thunder's current Kickstarter campaign.

Next we've got a flocked punk variant from artist Dan Brereton. “We were brainstorming ideas for a variant on Punk Mambo #1, and the idea for the flocked cover hit me like a bolt of pink lightning,” explained Valiant Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers. “We'd been tossing around ideas like a leather jacket cover, or a having Flexi-disc bound in, and it came to me: SHE NEEDS FUZZY HAIR.
“Flocked paper has a velvety, fuzzy texture,” continued Meyers. “As a paper nerd, I'm super excited about this one. It's not every day you get to do something new in comics.”

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From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and badass artist Adam Gorham (Black Panther) comes the hilariously horrifying Punk Mambo, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.

Punk Mambo #1 is set for release on April 24th, 2019. In addition to these covers, it will also have a main one by Brereton, and other variants from Zu Orzu and Cris Delara. A pre-order cover by Gorham and a blank cover are also available. Retailers can order one copy of the flocked punk variant for every qualifying order of 100 copies of Punk Mambo #1 and there is no limit per store. The final order cut off date is Monday, April 1st.

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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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