Unknown Distribution for Metal Exclusive Variant of IDW Transformers #1?

There’s a variant cover for IDW Transformers #1 that has been kept relatively in the dark for now, and we at the Allspark are curious about it! A cover variant has been seen with the words “Metal Exclusive” under its issue numbering. There has been no word of how it has been or will be distributed, nor if anyone has found it yet. Note that the Metal Exclusive cover is based on Cover A by Gabriel Rodríguez and Nelson Dániel, and is not the Retailer Incentive Foil Cover C based on Retailer incentive Cover B by Freddie E. Williams and Andrew Dalhouse.
Metal Exclusive Cover
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Other known variants of Transformers #1 are as follows:
Cover A
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Cover B
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Retailer Incentive Cover A
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Retailer Incentive Cover B
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Retailer Incentive Cover C (Foil Ver.)
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The Fellowship Exclusive Cover
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Comic Books for Kids Exclusive Cover
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Showcase Comics Exclusive Cover
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Wondercon Exclusive Cover
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One Stop Comic Shop Exclusive Cover A
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One Stop Comic Shop Exclusive Cover B
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Found any information regarding this mysterious Metal Exclusive Cover? Tell everyone in our Transformers #1 discussion thread! Or jump on our Discord Channel, or share your thoughts in the Facebook Group!



Jeff is and always has been a fan of biomechanical science fiction. Currently collecting the Generations toyline.