Dark Horse Comics released a series of variant covers in 2012 for Mike Mignola's Year of Monsters program. The program started in January with Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand. The special variant covers were made available to any retailer who ordered five or more copies of the standard cover.
“Mike Mignola got into the comics business with the simple goal of drawing monsters for a living,” said Dark Horse managing editor Scott Allie. “Mike celebrates 2012 by pitting his greatest characters against his favorite monsters on these special covers, unrelated to the stories inside.”