It is every comic fan’s favorite time of year again! That's right, it’s comic book convention season and this year looks incredible! One of the things we look forward to most are the con exclusives that can be had: limited runs, exotic artwork, the absolute exclusivity of only being featured at these cons. Oh, and of course, the chance to snag your favorite writer’s or artist’s signature. This year, Comic Burst has decided to take on the somewhat daunting task of featuring all of 2019’s con exclusive covers in one handy dandy location. That's right folks, Comic Burst is making sure that you are properly prepared this season by arming you with a checklist to help you hunt down those much sought after exclusive! Leave the internet scouring to us, and be sure to check back in regularly because we will be updating this list as more exclusives are announced.
Comic Book Checklists
Todd McFarlane is to comic books what brushes and paint are to an artist: essential. From his amazing run with Marvel and The Amazing Spider-Man, to his success in forming Image Comics, you can't talk about comic books without mentioning him. McFarlane has created some of the most iconic, breathtaking and memorable covers to multiple comic book titles over the years. The most talked about are far and away his work on The Amazing Spider-Man series, especially the set of covers #298-#301 that have been a comic book collectors “must have” for years now. #300 is still one of the most desired and purchased books on the market, with the mere mention of the title, exciting collectors. With such a legendary status and demand for his works, it comes as no surprise that McFarlane would pay respect to hist past fan favorite covers in his own incredibly popular series, Spawn. Fans have made these homages a smash hit, loving the nods to earlier works and the connection made between the two series.
From the critically acclaimed Playstation 4 game Spider-Man comes the story that won the hearts of gamers everywhere, for the first time in print. Spider-Man: City At War #1, written by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum with illustrations by Michele Bandini, hits shelves on March 20, 2019. From old nemeses like The Kingpin and Rhino, to new threats like Mr. Negative, everyone's favorite web-slinger will be taking on a whole city’s worth of problems. But surely with the help of Mary Jane Watson, Miles Morales, and even good ol Aunt May, Spider-Man has all the support he needs to be successful against all foes that dare disrupt his home city… or does he? Find out this March in Marvel’s Spider-Man: A City At War #1.
What happens when the entire DC universe is bombarded with a horrible Techno Virus that transforms its infected into monsters of extreme violence? And what if all of Earth's superheroes are caught off guard by this horrible and destructive plague? Coming this May, fans of the DC universe will find out EXACTLY what happens. NY Times Bestseller Tom Taylor (Injustice, X-Men Red) along with illustrators Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, Stefano Gaudiano present this six-part series arriving in May. DCeased will leave the entire DC universe in shambles. How will Earth's greatest heroes save the day? Be sure to pick up your copy to find out!
Valiant Comics’ most complicated and shadowy character is getting his own mini-series... and fans could not be happier! Known as the most powerful psiot in the world, Toyo Harada has known power throughout his long life. He has shaped the Valiant universe we know today, manipulating people and events from behind the scenes.Coming in March 2019, writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger, Imperium) will be taking fans on this highly anticipated journey in a six part mini-series. As for who's Illustrating this epic storyline, Valiant has pulled together a virtual parade of all-star artists like CAFU (RAI), Doug Braithwaite (Incursion), Adam Pollina (Secret Weapon), KANO (Quantum and Woody!), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Salvation), Butch Guice (Captain America) and Diego Yapur (Priest:Purgatory). With such an epic line up for the creative team and one of comics’ greatest and most powerful characters, this six part series is a definitive win for new and old fans of Valiant alike. You are NOT going to want to miss out on this one folks!
Transformers fan it’s time to ROLL OUT for the newest Transformers series from IDW! Hitting shelves in March, this new series by Brian Ruckley and artist Angel Hernandez will be issued bi-weekly and explore the origin of the war for Cybertron between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Expect some brilliant cover work from John Gallagher, Gabriel Rodriguez, Angel Hernandez, Casey Coller, and Freddie Williams... just to name a few! So whether you roll with the Autobots or are a red-eyed Decepticon you won't want to miss this new series from IDW!
In his world, he is known as one of the most brutal and obsessed vigilantes to exist. Persistent, deadly, and horrifying, The Grim Knight is a stark contrast when compared to the Batman we have all grown to love. Hand picked by The Batman Who Laughs himself, you can expect the unexpected and some no doubt “metal” storytelling. Presented by writers James T. Tyrion and Scott Snyder, with artwork by Eduardo Risso; fans of The Batman Who Laughs series have even more to get excited about. Some of the industry’s hottest artists are signed on for some pretty amazing exclusives: Jock, Gabriele Dell'Otto, and Philip Tan just to name a few. Be sure to add these to your pull piles, because you aren't going to want to miss out on this unique series.
Get ready Spidey fans! This March, everyone's favorite, friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man is in the crosshairs of one scary individual... Kraven The Hunter! To celebrate this exciting new storyline, Marvel is releasing a series of covers dedicated to the gallery of villains and anti-heroes that our favorite web-slinger has faced over the years. Expect some brilliant covers by the likes of Greg Hildebrandt, Lee Garbett, Pasqual Ferry, Nick Bradshaw, and many, many more! The hunting party hits shelves on March 13th, courtesy of writer Nick Spencer, with some incredible artistic styles from Humberto Ramos.
On April 3rd, Writer Jason Aaron, artist Russell Dauterman, and Marvel Comics will be bringing fans one heck of a war! In War of the Realms #1 readers will see the fall of all the realms except for Midgard. Malekith and his monstrous horde attacks the city that never sleeps and havoc, tumult, and destruction ensues. With such a heavy and potentially universe changing event, you can expect some of the best exclusive covers, from the best artists available to the industry. Everyone from David Dinch, Victor Hugo, Arthur Adams/Matt Wilson, Joe Quesada, and many more! Be sure to grab any of these amazing exclusives and stay up on what could be one of the most important series of 2019!
Fans of Greg Horn are in for a treat! Expect to see a number of exclusives, featuring some exquisite “van art” with stunning imagery. Fans can expect their first look at this fresh concept when the exclusive series lands in April 2019. The first in the line of these vertical covers will be a variant for War Of The Realms #1, paying homage to Michelangelo’s Creation Of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. Fans, collectors, and retailers alike are not going to want to miss out on this unique, new style of cover art!