John Cassaday Returns to ASTONISHING X-MEN for Cover to #50

 

Original Astonishing X-Men artist John Cassaday is returning to the series for the variant cover of May's issue #50, which Marvel is hyping as a "momentous occasion."

Cassaday launched Astonishing X-Men back in 2004 along with with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator (and now Avengers live-action film director) Joss Whedon, and the variant cover to #50 approximates the artist's variant to issue #1, with the book's current roster in a similar pose.

 

Astonishing X-Men #50 leads directly to June's Astonishing X-Men #51 and the wedding of two as-yet unspecified characters, largely presumed to be openly gay superhero Northstar and his civilian boyfriend, Kyle.

Here's the official release from Marvel:

"This May, with fans all over the world wondering who will say “I Do” – Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist, John Cassaday’s jaw-dropping variant to Astonishing X-Men #50! Join us for this momentous occasion as this landmark issue not only celebrates an anniversary, but sets up a major turning point for two characters! Fans can’t miss out on Astonishing X-Men #50, available in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comics Shop this May!

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50 CASSADAY VARIANT

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50 CASSADAY SKETCH VARIANT

Written by MARJORIE LIU

Art by MIKE PERKINS

Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER

Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Sketch Variant Also Available

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC – 4/30/12, ON SALE –5/23/12"

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