Exclusive: Marvel Anniversary Variants Pull Retro Switcheroo

Exclusive: Marvel Anniversary Variants

 

Marvel Comics is celebrating their 50th anniversary this October, with eight variant covers putting a new twist on iconic images from the publisher's past — and we've got the exclusive reveal of two of them.

Take a look to the right at the Deadpool #45 variant, with the Merc with a Mouth subbing for Spidey in the familiar Ultimate Spider-Man #1 pose in a cover from Greg Horn.

Just below is the X-Men #19 variant, with Cyclops, Wolverine, Emma Frost and Storm in place of Marvel's First Family (and a Sentinel swapped for Giganto) in the classic Fantastic Four #1 cover, as illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu.

Marvel's press release follows:

Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variants Honors Historic Moments In Marvel History!

Past and present collide as the industry’s biggest artists put their twist on the iconic covers that defined Marvel’s most beloved characters! Enter the Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variants, commemorating five decades of the world’s greatest super hero universe. From Fantastic Four #1 to Fear Itself, The House of Ideas’ most iconic covers are given a 21st century twist that no fan can miss!

 

THE MIGHTY THOR #7

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Variant Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Rated T+…$3.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

AVENGERS #18

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA

Variant Cover by RYAN MEINERDING

Rated T+…$3.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

NEW AVENGERS #17

Written by BRIAN MICAHEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Rated T+…$3.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

HULK #42

Written by JEFF PARKER

Pencils and Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Rated T+…$2.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

UNCANNY X-FORCE #16

Written by RICK REMENDER

Pencils by JEROME OPEÑA

Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

Parental Advisory…$3.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

DEADPOOL #45

Written by DANIEL WAY

Pencils by SALVADOR ESPIN

Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

Variant Cover by GREG HORN

Parental Advisory…$2.99

X-23 #15

Written by PHIL NOTO

Pencils by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Parental Advisory…$2.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER

X-MEN #19

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Pencils and Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Variant Cover by LEINIL YU

RATED T+…$3.99

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER 

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