Almost as exciting as Skybound and Hasbro’s new Energon Universe is the plethora of awesome covers it’s bringing our way. Today, for example, we’ve got three new variant covers for the latest printings of Void Rivals #1 through 3, featuring the Transformers, including characters like Jetfire, Skuxxoid, and the Quintesson Prosecutor! Check them out below, after these official words on the issues from Skybound HQ…
Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, announced today that hit series Void Rivals will receive subsequent printings featuring covers by artists Flaviano and Jason Howard that spotlight favorite characters and their first appearances in the series.
The buzzed-about new series from the iconic Oblivion Song team of Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), along with colorist Matheus Lopes (Step by Bloody Step) and letterer Rus Wooton (Fire Power), continues to sell out at the distributor level, with fan demand prompting subsequent printings.
Available in comic book shops on October 4, 2023, alongside Skybound and Hasbro’s historic launch of Daniel Warren Johnson’s Transformers #1, the new Void Rivals cover printings highlight each issue’s connection to TRANSFORMERS lore. Each cover depicts a fan favorite character from each issue—Jetfire, Skuxxoid, and the Quintesson Prosecutor, respectively. Flaviano will draw connecting covers for issues #1 and #2, while Jason Howard will draw a standalone second printing cover for issue #3.
The “Energon Universe” officially began with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals #1. The launch introduced the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. Each issue of Void Rivals promises to take readers further into this all-new world, with more familiar faces to appear.
In Void Rivals, war rages around the Sacred Ring, where the last remnants of two worlds have collapsed around a black hole in a never-ending war. However, when pilot Darak and his rival Solila both crash on a desolate planet, these two enemies must find a way to escape together. But are they alone on this strange planet? And what dark forces await that threaten the entire universe? After the jaw-dropping reveal in the debut issue, everything Darak and Solila thought they knew about the Sacred Ring’s never-ending war has changed. To deliver the truth back home, they must first get off this deadly planet—by any means necessary.
Void Rivals #1-3 Subsequent Printing Variant Covers (Lunar Codes listed below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
The new covers available include:
- Void Rivals #1 Fourth Printing Variant Cover (ft. Jetfire) by Flaviano (0823IM819)
- Void Rivals #2 Third Printing Variant Cover (ft. Skuxxoid) by Flaviano (0823IM820)
- Void Rivals #3 Second Printing Variant Cover (ft. Quintesson Prosecutor) by Jason Howard (0823IM821)
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