Here is a cool cover with a very interesting story. Stadium Comics has a sweet exclusive coming out for Amazing Spider-Man #1 that is an homage to New Mutants #98. The cover is by Jamal Campbell who did a fantastic job working in Spider-Man, Venom, and Black Cat into the classic New Mutant poses.
The book is available in two versions, both of which will have hard print runs, the copies listed will be the only copies for sale, and once they are gone, they will not be available at any other retailer (you would need to look on eBay if you miss out.)
The Standard color cover will have a 3,000 copy print run. The second one, will feature the original New Mutants font, will have a print run of 1000 copies and will only be available in a set. These are only available at the Stadium Comics website.
Now here is the interesting story:
When the store first released the unfinished image via Twitter, Liefeld took notice and chastised them for not including ‘after Liefeld’ in the artwork. Liefeld stated he would not sign copies (not sure why anyone would want him to sign a book he didn’t work on). Liefeld got roasted on Twitter showing a bunch of swipes he did where he didn’t have credit to the original artist. The store owners didn’t back down either, and had stated that the artwork was clearly labeled as unfinished. They added that the actual artist, Jamal Campbell, didn’t even have his own signature on the released, unfinished image. Liefeld has since deleted his tweets.