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More Predator Variant Covers Revealed

In anticipation of all-new Predator stories coming to Marvel Comics in July, the extraterrestrial hunter will also steal the spotlight on a series of chilling variant covers. Across twenty breathtaking pieces by the industry’s top talents, fans will get to witness their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in epic showdowns with the iconic and terrifying Predator.

Since making its debut in the landmark 1987 film, the remorseless alien killer has invaded pop culture in film, comic books, video games, and more. Now, the Predator begins a new conquest in a comic series launching this summer. Capturing the horrifying, unforgiving nature of Predator with classic Marvel Comics storytelling, these outstanding covers are sure to capture the imagination of both Marvel and Predator fans as they prepare for the launch of Predator #1!

Check them all out now. See yesterday’s reveals here and the latest batch below, and don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unparalleled mashup by collecting each Predator variant cover starting this July.

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by IBAN COELLO – 75960620168600231
  • JANE FOSTER & THE MIGHTY THOR #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JUNGGEUN YOON – 75960620372700231
  • SAVAGE AVENGERS #3 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MIRKA ANDOLFO – 75960620290400331
  • WOLVERINE #23 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by KYLE HOTZ – 75960609661902321
  • AVENGERS #58 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by E.M. GIST – 75960608857705821
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #40 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS – 75960609123204021
  • IRON CAT #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MIKE MAYHEW – 75960620377200221
  • X-MEN #13 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JAMES STOKOE – 75960609999301311
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CORY SMITH – 75960620200300721
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO – 75960620200300821
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #8 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JUAN JOSE RYP – 75960620192100821
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #40 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CARY NORD – 75960609268004021
  • DAREDEVIL #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by BILL SIENKIEWICZ – 75960620389500241
  • DEFENDERS: BEYOND #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by RON LIM – 75960620335200221
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #46 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by SUPERLOG – 75960609036504621
  • GENIS-VELL: CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CHRIS SPROUSE – 75960620337600221
  • HULK #9 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by DALE KEOWN – 75960620003000921
  • IRON MAN #22 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by BJORN BARENDS – 75960609866802221
  • MS. MARVEL & WOLVERINE #1 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS – 75960620479300141
  • THOR #27 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by RAHZZAH – 75960609539102731

The Predator Hunts the Marvel Universe this July and August in Variant Covers

In anticipation of all-new Predator stories coming to Marvel Comics in July, the extraterrestrial hunter will also steal the spotlight on a series of chilling variant covers. Across twenty breathtaking pieces by the industry’s top talents, fans will get to witness their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in epic showdowns with the iconic and terrifying Predator.

Since making its debut in the landmark 1987 film, the remorseless alien killer has invaded pop culture in film, comic books, video games, and more. Now, the Predator begins a new conquest in a comic series launching this summer. Capturing the horrifying, unforgiving nature of Predator with classic Marvel Comics storytelling, these outstanding covers are sure to capture the imagination of both Marvel and Predator fans as they prepare for the launch of Predator #1!

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unparalleled mashup by collecting each Predator variant cover starting this July.

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by IBAN COELLO – 75960620168600231
  • JANE FOSTER & THE MIGHTY THOR #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JUNGGEUN YOON – 75960620372700231
  • SAVAGE AVENGERS #3 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MIRKA ANDOLFO – 75960620290400331
  • WOLVERINE #23 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by KYLE HOTZ – 75960609661902321
  • AVENGERS #58 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by E.M. GIST – 75960608857705821
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #40 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS – 75960609123204021
  • IRON CAT #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by MIKE MAYHEW – 75960620377200221
  • X-MEN #13 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JAMES STOKOE – 75960609999301311
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CORY SMITH – 75960620200300721
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO – 75960620200300821
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #8 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by JUAN JOSE RYP – 75960620192100821
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #40 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CARY NORD – 75960609268004021
  • DAREDEVIL #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by BILL SIENKIEWICZ – 75960620389500241
  • DEFENDERS: BEYOND #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by RON LIM – 75960620335200221
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #46 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by SUPERLOG – 75960609036504621
  • GENIS-VELL: CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by CHRIS SPROUSE – 75960620337600221
  • HULK #9 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by DALE KEOWN – 75960620003000921
  • IRON MAN #22 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by BJORN BARENDS – 75960609866802221
  • MS. MARVEL & WOLVERINE #1 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by HUMBERTO RAMOS – 75960620479300141
  • THOR #27 PREDATOR VARIANT COVER by RAHZZAH – 75960609539102731

Colleen Doran, Greg Hildebrandt and Joe Jusko Join Comics for Ukraine

Last week, more than three dozen comic-book writers, artists, colorists, letterers, designers, and editors announced a collection of all-new comic-book stories to raise money to aid refugees in Ukraine. Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds, the benefit anthology edited by Scott Dunbier, with all proceeds going to Operation USA, surpassed an initial $35,000 funding goal just twelve hours after the campaign launched, with over $113,000 from over 900 contributors raised to date. The book will be full-color, 96 pages, 8 x 12 inches, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions, with hundreds of supporters on day one. As the campaign enters a second week of funding, it is announced that Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran, legendary illustrator Greg Hildebrandt, and celebrated cover artist Joe Jusko have joined the project.

These three creators join the incredible roster of comics talent assembled for Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seedsunited under the mission of providing relief to a war-torn Ukraine, which has suffered attacks from neighboring Russia since late February. There will be multiple versions available: a hardcover with a painted cover by Alex Ross, and softcover versions by Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson, and Bill Sienkiewicz. At press time, stories will be created by a virtual who’s who of writers and artists, including Brent Anderson, Sergio Aragones, June Brigman, Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Joshua Dysart, Mark Evanier, Emil Ferris, Dave Gibbons, Rob Guillory, John Layman, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stan Sakai, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Chris Sprouse, Jill Thompson, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, and more.

Apart from hard costs (printing, credit-card fees, marketing, etc.) all of the funds raised by Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will benefit the relief efforts in Ukraine in partnership with Operation USA, so while the initial funding goal has been met, continued support will maximize the impact on the lives of those deeply affected by the ongoing war—improving conditions for Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries via the provision of emergency grants and in-kind material aid. 

Operation USA supports health and education programs to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.  Every day, they strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so that future generations may have the tools they need to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, they empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles during a time of unprecedented global need. Since 1979, OpUSA has delivered $450 million in aid to 101 countries.

Comics for Ukraine

Disclosure: The site founder is a part of this project handling some of the marketing for Zoop

Comics for Ukraine Brings Comic Creators Together for a Cause

More than three dozen comic-book writers, artists, colorists, letterers, designers, and editors have announced a collection of all-new comic-book stories to raise money to aid refugees in Ukraine. Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds is a benefit anthology edited by Scott Dunbier, with all proceeds going to Operation USA. The 96 page graphic anthology will available in both hardcover and softcover editions with multiple cover choices.

The Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds anthology features an incredible roster of comics talent united under the mission of providing relief to the war-torn Ukraine, which has suffered attacks from neighboring Russia since late February. There will be multiple versions available.

Covers:

  • Alex Ross
  • Arthur Adams
  • Dave Johnson
  • Bill Sienkiewicz

Stories:

  • Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Wade Von Grawbadger, Alex Sinclair, Richard Starkings – New Astro City
  • John Layman, Rob Guillory – New Chew
  • Walter Simonson, Laura Martin, John Workman – New and Exclusive Star Slammers
  • Howard Chaykin, Nitro Yen, Ken Bruzenak – New and Exclusive American Flagg
  • Stan Sakai, Hi-Fi – New and Exclusive Usagi Yojimbo
  • Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner – New and Exclusive Grendel
  • Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, Stan Sakai – New and Exclusive Groo
  • Jill Thompson – New and Exclusive Scary Godmother
  • Louise Simonson, June Brigman, Roy Richardson, Dave Stewart, John Workman – New and Exclusive short story “The Cost of War
  • Dave Gibbons, Chris Sprouse, Kevin Nowlan, Laura Martin, Todd Klein – New and Exclusive short story “Hardrada
  • Mark Waid, Gabriel Rodriguez, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein – A new and exclusive short story
  • Emil Ferris – New and Exclusive short story “Bombings

Additional material by:

  • Joshua Dysart
  • Pia Guerra
  • Peter Kuper

With the exception of hard costs (printing, credit-card fees, marketing, etc.) all of the funds raised by Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will benefit the relief efforts in Ukraine in partnership with Operation USA.

Operation USA supports health and education programs to help children and families at home and abroad recover and thrive in the wake of disasters, disease, violence and endemic poverty.  Every day, we strive to meet the needs of under-served and overlooked populations so that future generations may have the tools they need to create meaningful change in their own communities and lives. Working with partners around the world, we empower communities to recover, build resiliency and thrive in the face of pervasive obstacles during a time of unprecedented global need. Since 1979, OpUSA has delivered $450 million in aid to 101 countries.

Check out the cover by Alex Ross below.

Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds

Disclosure: I am a part of this project and act as the marketing director for Zoop.

Preview: Batman: Urban Legends #6

Batman: Urban Legends #6

Written by: Joshua Williamson, Meghan Fitzmartin, Matthew Rosenberg, Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Trevor Hairsine, Chris Sprouse, Marcus To, Eddy Barrows

Red Hood: The epic “Cheer” story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect? Tim Drake: Tim Drake is in the den of the Chaos Monsters with the other kidnapped teenagers of Gotham City. In order to free himself and the other teens, Tim will have to embrace help from his friend Bernard and hear something about himself he never knew. A brand-new chapter of Tim Drake’s life starts here, and you won’t want to miss it! Black Canary: Oracle locates some Batman weaponry, missing since The Joker War, and calls in her old friend Dinah Lance to help retrieve it! Fists will fly, the Canary will scream, and a stunning new mission begins. The ending will leave readers in shock and awe! Zealot: The HALO Corporation sent their top field agent, code name Zealot, to hunt Maxwell Lord. But the villain has a guardian angel in the form of…Wonder Woman?! A throw down for the ages will ensue!

Batman: Urban Legends #6

All-star talent celebrate the Fantastic Four’s 60th Anniversary this November

This November, fans will get to experience two of the Fantastic Four’s greatest adventures in a brand new way in Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1! This giant-sized issue will present classic stories with stunning new artwork by today’s leading artists.

Sixty years ago, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made history and brought about the beginning of the Marvel Age of comics with the release of Fantastic Four #1. Now a bevy of Marvel’s finest creators will pay tribute to that monumental moment by reinterpreting, page by page, the story from that inaugural release as well as Fantastic Four Annual #3, the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm!

Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it features the art by Aco, Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes, Albert Monteys, Alessandro Cappuccio, Bryan Hitch, Cafu, Carlos Pacheco, Chris Sprouse, Daniel Warren Johnson, David Lapham, Elsa Charretier, Erica D’Urso, Federico Vicentini, Greg Land, Javier Rodriguez, John Cassaday, John Romita Jr., Kate Niemczyk, Kei Zama, Leinil Francis Yu, Leonard Kirk, Lucas Werneck, Luciano Vecchio, Marco Checchetto, Mattia Del Mundo, Neal Adams, Nic Klein, Olivier Coipel, Paco Medina, Patch Zircher, Pepe Larraz, Ray-Anthony Height, Rod Reis, Ron Fenz, Simone Di Meo, Stefano Caselli, Steve Epting, Tom Reilly, Salvador Larroca, Jorge Fornes, Kim Jacinto, Walt Simonson, Leonardo Ortolai, Sanford Greene, Terry Dodson, and Mark Bagley. It features a main cover by Steve McNiven and variant cover by Jim Cheung.

See this modern take on two of the most pivotal moments in Marvel Comics history when Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1 hits stands in November!

Preview: Superman: Red & Blue #5

Superman: Red & Blue #5

Written by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mark Buckingham, Joshua Williamson, G. Willow Wilson, Judd Winick
Art by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mark Buckingham, Chris Sprouse, Valentine De Landro, Ibrahim Moustafa

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto! Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is known for his larger-than-life heroism, in this issue we tell the story of a delicate infant rocketed through the unforgiving universe! Also, meet for the first time the man rescued by Superman more often than anyone else in the Multiverse. And follow Pa Kent as he learns what it really means to be the father of a superhero. You won’t want to miss the penultimate issue of this star-studded anthology celebrating the Man of Steel!

Superman: Red & Blue #5

Preview: Star Wars: Darth Vader #12

Star Wars: Darth Vader #12

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciler: Guiu Vilanova
Cover Artist: Aaron Kuder, Chris Sprouse

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “”RESTORATION”” Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT. As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son – and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable? Don’t miss this next critical new chapter in Vader’s ongoing evolution – featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!

Star Wars: Darth Vader #12

Preview: Heroes Reborn: Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1

Heroes Reborn: Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1

(W) Ryan Cady (A) Michele Bandini, Stephen Byrne (CA) Chris Sprouse
Rated T+
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $4.99

The teenage Hyperion’s cosmic quests with his Shi’ar friends near their end, but none of the young heroes are ready to say farewell. A quick mission in the Negative Zone sounds like the perfect coda to a storied fellowship…but what awaits Hyperion, Gladiator and the rest is horror and agony beyond their wildest nightmares!

Also included in this issue: a special preview of the new spinoff series, THE STARJAMMERS!

Heroes Reborn: Hyperion and the Imperial Guard #1
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