Update 2 4:45pm: Looks like Marvel plans to keep the foot on the NOW! gas. Monday afternoon they released 2 more variant covers to November-debuting Marvel NOW! titles - Matt Fraction's Fantastic Four (with Mark Bagley) and FF (with Mike Allred). And the covers by Bagley just so happen to connect. "With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, and an all-new FF ready to take their place – Marvel is proud to unveil superstar artist Mark Bagley’s connecting variant covers to Fantastic Four #1 and FF #1!" said Marvel in a press release. "...Marvel’s First Family redefine what it means to be fantastic. This November in Fantastic Four #1 and FF #1, prepare for action and adventure on a cosmic level! "An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new teams! This is Fantastic Four and FF NOW!" Update 1, 12:30pm: And now we have something special for you: Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen are set to bring the original X-Men into the present day as permanent members of the current squad, and if Bendis's teases in our exclusive interview were any indication, it will be nothing short of an event all its own. But what do Immonen's takes on the original X-Men look like? Wonder no more, as we have the exclusive first look at his cover to All-New X-Men #1... or at least to part of it. Judging by the edges of the cover, it looks like it is either a wrap-around, or connects to another cover for a larger image - or both! Marvel is mum on that aspect of things at the moment, but now you know what the five original X-Men will look like when they hit the modern 616 in November, 2012. Over at Marvel.com, the publisher also released the cover to Uncanny Avengers #2 featuring the first big villain of the series, the Red Skull. Marvel had this to say about the issue: "From the ashes of Avengers Vs. X-Men an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble – enter the Uncanny Avengers! From the creative team of Rick Remender and John Cassaday, Captain America and Wolverine begin a quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit cast from the ranks of the Avengers and the X-Men. This November in UNCANNY AVENGERS #2, The Red Skull makes a move that transforms him into the most powerful man on Earth! And with anti-mutant sentiment at an all-time high, it will be up to Captain America, Wolverine, Havok, Thor, Rogue, and The Scarlet Witch to take down the Skull and his S-Men!" Original Story: Marvel continues the Marvel NOW! sweep of news and images this week. After last week's interviews and covers for first issues, now Marvel is releasing some second issue covers, as it appears the month of November may include more than one issue of several comics. Iron Man #2's cover was revealed on IGN.com with no other real new information, and can be seen here. Marvel later expanded upon the reveal with the following official description: "When his greatest invention becomes his greatest mistake, Iron Man bursts into action to protect it from destroying the Marvel Universe! From the red-hot team of Kieron Gillen and Greg Land, Iron Man must act fast and build faster in order to stop the lethal techno virus – Extremis – from landing in the hands of the highest bidder! This November in Iron Man #2, Tony’s hunt for the rogue units takes him to the island of New Camelot! A mysterious high-tech brotherhood of mech-knights called The Circle, has put their best up against the Armored Avenger, and Stark’s suit may not be ready for action." Marvel also revealed some more information about Thor: God of Thunder along with the second cover. Marvel's official description accompanying the Thor: God of Thunder #2 cover follows: "Someone is murdering the gods of the Marvel Universe and with his own life at stake, Thor must step in to put an end to the mysterious God Butcher! From the blockbuster team of Jason Aaron & Esad Ribic, the Mighty Avenger will not only have to stop this destructive force in his own time, but in the past and future as well! This November in Thor: God Of Thunder #2, the Odinson – with the help of his younger and older self – follow a trail of blood to save these ravaged worlds. "Each issue of Thor: God Of Thunder includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Thor: God Of Thunder features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
"An all-new direction! All-new threats! All-new weapons! This is Thor NOW!
"This November, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic redefine what it means to be worthy in Thor: God Of Thunder #1!"Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
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