Just announced today: Avatar will be publishing a series of ten extra variant covers for Providence #11. This new limited edition set are “Century” variant covers drawn by Raulo Caceres, artist of Moore-curated anthology Cinema Purgatorio‘s Code Pru. Each cover depicts a scene from Lovecraft fiction. Each Century issue retails for a whopping $39.99, with the set of ten retailing for just $285. While supplies last, purchase Century variants at Comics Cavalcade.
Facts Providence has a new page specifically for annotations of these Century covers.
These Century variants are the only Providence artwork so far that is not the product of Providence’s hard-working artist Jacen Burrows. Though perhaps Mitch Jenkin’s photograph at the end of Providence #7 also counts in this category.
The Century covers bring the expected total of Providence covers to 99. There are twelve issues with seven regular variations (regular, Dreamscape, Pantheon, Portrait, Weird Pulp, Women, and Ancient Tome) plus four ghoul covers for issue #7. That is not counting collected editions.
What is also somewhat interesting is the release date. According to Comics Cavalcade, Century orders ship on Monday December 12. It is speculative (these release dates move around sometimes), but according to CC, and other sources, Providence #11 should be out
next week: November 30. We’ll see. Update: supposed to be December 7 now.
Providence #11 and 12, similar to Watchmen, will have no Commonplace book back matter, so there could be a nice long juicy issue to annotate as early as next week.