Retailer Exclusive (RE) Bishart.net/Kevin Eastman Fan Club/Tentacle 10 A joint-venture cover by Ben Bishop & Kevin Eastman. Cover 1 in the set of 3 interconnecting covers. Limited to 500; with COA #195 of 500 (for the set of 3 covers).
This is a copy from the second print run; the first print run was extensively damaged during transit and required a complete reprinting of all copies.
NOTE: Although the interior lists this variant as a “First Printing,” it cannot be considered a true First Printing for the following reasons:
The interior lists this variant with a date of “October 2021,” which is a full year after after the actual release of the First Printing (October 2020).
The interior cover gallery omits this variant; the cover gallery inside is the same that was used in the First Printings.
This variant was created and printed specifically for SDCC Special Edition in November, 2021 (well over a year after the First Printing was released).
This is being classified as a “Fifth Printing” because 1) it was announced and printed around the same time as the Fifth Printing (released February 2022) and 2) the Fourth Printing has a date one month prior (September 2021) to the date on this variant (October 2021).
TMNT Vol. V #131 from IDW. Original IDW solicitation details below. Available July 20, 2022. Cover A (Pablo Tunica) – regular cover A Cover B (Kevin Eastman) – regular cover B Cover RI (Roi Mercado) – 10 copy (1:10) Retailer Incentive (RI) cover