Check Out the Covers of Destro #1 (@Skybound)- First Look

DESTRO #1 by Dan Watters & Andrei Bressan
DESTRO 1 by Dan Watters Andrei Bressan

DESTRO #1 by Dan Watters & Andrei Bressan (Skybound)

Skybound and Image Comics, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed an impressive lineup of variant covers for Destro #1, the debut of an all-new limited series from acclaimed writer Dan Watters (Loki, Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives!), artist Andrei Bressan (Dark Ride, Birthright), and colorist Adriano Lucas (Dark Ride, Nightwing). The balance of power in the Energon Universe will be changed forever when Destro #1 hits comic book shops on June 19, 2024. 

The next chapter of the Cobra threat begins here! James McCullen Destro XXIV is the man behind M.A.R.S. Industries, the undisputed leader in providing high-tech weapons to world powers…for the right price. But the emergence of Energon has changed everything. As Destro’s ambitions grow, the “Crimson Twins” Tomax and Xamot Paoli emerge to destroy their competition, and Cobra Commander realizes his current ally could be his future greatest enemy. 

Destro #1 will feature a main cover by Bressan & Lucas, along with a stacked lineup of variant covers including an open to order cover by Andrea Milana (Cobra Commander), the first cover in the 1:10 incentive connecting cover series by Nikola Čižmešija (Batman and Robin), a 1:25 incentive variant by Steve Epting (Captain America), a 1:50 incentive variant by Jorge Fornes (Rorschach), a 1:100 foil incentive variant by superstar covers artist Jonboy Meyers (BRZRKR), a 1:250 cardstock incentive variant by David Mack (Daredevil), a blank sketch variant cover, and two connecting Energon Universe Anniversary variant covers by Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur).  

Rounding out the lineup of four action-packed G.I. JOE miniseries that introduce the iconic characters of the G.I. Joe and Cobra teams to the Energon Universe, Destro joins Duke by Joshua Williamson ( SupermanDark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33), Cobra Commander from writer Joshua Williamson, artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and colorist Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song), and Scarlett from writer Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, Birds of Prey), artist Marco Ferrari (Frontiersman), and colorist Lee Loughridge (I Hate This Place, Killadelphia). These miniseries promise to set the stage for a fresh new take on G.I. Joe, Cobra and the iconic characters that you only think you know in a shared universe with TRANSFORMERS and Void Rivals! 

The Energon Universe officially began with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals, introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. The series by writer Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), artist Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), and colorist Patricio Delpeche (The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country), along with TRANSFORMERS from writer Daniel Warren Johnson (ExtremityDo a Powerbomb, DC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth), artist Jorge Corona (Middlewest), and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon), introduces a brand-new era for the iconic franchise in this shared universe. The Energon Universe has recently further expanded with the launch of Duke and Cobra Commanderand now with Scarlett and DestroFans should expect can’t-miss moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are unveiled along the path to answering the BIG questions. 

Destro #1 (of 5) (Lunar Codes Below | $4.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 

The full list of variant covers is below: 

  • Destro #1 Cover A by Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas (Lunar Code 0424IM190) 
  • Destro #1 Cover B by Andrea Milana (Lunar Code 0424IM191) 
  • Destro #1 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Nikola Čižmešija (Lunar Code 0424IM192) 
  • Destro #1 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Steve Epting (Lunar Code 0424IM193) 
  • Destro #1 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Jorge Fornes (Lunar Code 0424IM194) 
  • Destro #1 Cover F (1:100 Copy Incentive) (Foil) by Jonboy Meyers (Lunar Code 0424IM195) 
  • Destro #1 Cover G (1:250 Copy Incentive) (Cardstock) by David Mack (Lunar Code 0424IM196) 
  • Destro #1 Cover H Blank Sketch Variant Cover (Lunar Code 0424IM197) 
  • Destro #1 Cover I (Connecting) Energon Universe Anniversary Variant by Jason Howard (Lunar Code 0424IM807) 
  • Destro #1 Cover J (Connecting) B&W Energon Universe Anniversary Variant by Jason Howard (Lunar Code 0424IM808) 

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