One of the variants to June 20’s X-Men: Gold #30 will now come polybagged due to “classified” contents, according to Marvel Comics.
The variant cover is solicited to be drawn by J. Scott Campbell, with no other specified differences between it and the standard version of X-Men: Gold #30. Marvel does warn that orders for this polybagged X-Men: Gold #30 variant could be allocated due to the extra lead time required to polybag the issue.
This could be related to Marvel’s planned X Classified #1 scheduled for July 25. No creators, characters, or description have been given by the publisher – however Campbell is drawing four of the five solicited variant covers.
The publisher has previously connected X Classified #1 to X-Men: Gold, with discounts offered to retailers if they match or exceed orders of X-Men: Gold #25 – the issue in which Colossus and Kitty Pryde are anticipated to marry each other.
Here is the solicitations for both issues:
X-MEN GOLD #30
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A)
Cover by Phil Noto
COLOSSUS VARIANT COVER BY TYLER KIRKHAM
KITTY PRYDE VARIANT COVER BY TYLER KIRKHAM
KITTY AND COLOSSUS VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
CLASSIFIED VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
OVERSIZED WEDDING ISSUE!
‘TIL DEATH DO US Part 6
• Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today for the ultimate union!
• After a lifetime of will-they-or-won’t-they, new boyfriends and ex-girlfriends, KITTY and COLOSSUS are finally walking down the aisle together…
• GUEST STARS GALORE IN THIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN X-MEN HISTORY!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
X CLASSIFIED #1
CLASSIFIED (W) • CLASSIFIED (A)
Cover by CLASSIFIED
VARIANT A COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VIRGIN VARIANT A COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT B COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VIRGIN VARIANT B COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99