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Marvel and Wizard World have revealed Greg Horn’s exclusive variant cover for Wolverine #1, which will be given to VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, held March 7-9 in Sacramento, California.
It’s part of a new variant cover program that launches Jan. 24 at Portland Comic Con with Neal Adams’ Miracleman #1. Under the agreement, a limited-edition cover will be available at each of the 16 Wizard World Comic Con events scheduled this year.
Limited to 3,000 copies, Horn’s Wolverine #1 will be provided free at registration to all VIP attendees at Sacramento Comic Con. Horn is scheduled to appear at the convention to sign copies.
“Greg Horn’s bombastic variant cover will hit Wizard attendees like a freight train made of pure adamantium, but it’s just a hint of what’s in store for Marvel readers,” David Gabriel, Marvel’s senior vice president of sales, said in a statement. “Brace yourself for one of the most anticipated, controversial and inevitable stories in the long, hard saga of Logan’s life.”
There’s probably something to be said for Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who’s somehow managed to parlay washboard abs and an unnatural tan into a high-paying career as a reality-television (ahem) personality, clothing designer, vitamin-pusher and celebrity endorser. I don’t know what that might be, mind you, but definitely … something.
Now that he’s conquered the worlds of tanning, reality TV, workout DVDs and puzzling public-service announcements, Sorrentino is (naturally) turning his attention to comic books — one that, like his autobiography, he didn’t write himself. Instead, the still-untitled comic from Wizard World and MPS Entertainment is written by Paul Jenkins, illustrated by Talent Caldwell and colored by Paul Mounts. Sorrentino, in the proud tradition of Bob Hope and Jenna Jameson, will only star.
Today Wizard World officially unveiled the cover by Greg Horn (below) that, according to the press release, “depicts ‘The Situation’ fully charged and ready to go.” I’ll just leave that alone.
“I was confident that an amazing artist like Greg Horn would come up with a great look, but I was still blown away by his painting,” Sorrentino said in a statement. “It has me more excited than ever to see what’s coming next.” I should probably leave that alone, too.