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More Variant Covers Revealed For Marvel Comics #1000!

In celebration of Marvel‘s 80th anniversary this year, scores of comic creators – some Marvel icons, some first-timers – are assembling for an epic comic book story in honor of the very first issue of Marvel Comics. This August, get ready for Marvel Comics #1000, a massive collaborative effort that will see 80 different creative teams weave together one, expansive story.

In honor of an 80-year legacy, we’re proud to present an incredible lineup of variants, all by an exceptional roster of artists, that exemplify the richness and scope of Marvel history. Collect these iconic covers soon!

MARVEL COMICS #1000:

MARVEL COMICS 1000 40’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS (JUN190850)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 60’S VARIANT COVER BY MIKE ALLRED (JUN190851)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 70’S VARIANT COVER BY GREG SMALLWOOD (JUN190852)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 90’S VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM (JUN190854)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 00’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY (JUN190855)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 DECADE VARIANT COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS (JUN190856)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL (JUN190858)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN190857)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (JUN190845)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (MAY198761)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY STEVE DITKO (JUN190862)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 COLLAGE VARIANT COVER BY MR GARCIN (JUN190849)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT (JUN190860)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE (JUN190846)

  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 80’S VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (JUN190853)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (JUN190847)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAY198819)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS (JUN190848)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ (JUN190861)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190843)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLACK AND WHITE WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190844)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUN190859)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLANK VARIANT COVER (JUN190863)

This June, Marvel Showcases the Best Suits of Spider-Man with Variants!

This June, celebrate Spider-Man with a series of variant covers that show off the webslinger in the many epic costumes he’s worn over the years, including his stealth suit, symbiote suit, webbing suit, cosmic suit, Fantastic Four suit, and more!

Look for Marvel’s Spider-Man variants on these select titles this June:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 by Stuart Immonen

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 by Olivier Coipel

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 by Mike McKone and Rachelle Rosenberg

DEADPOOL #14 by Mark Brooks

DOCTOR STRANGE #16 by David Yardin and David Curiel

FANTASTIC FOUR #11 by Jay Anacleto and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #8 by Adi Granov

IMMORTAL HULK #19 by Ema Lupacchino and David Curiel

MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #4 by Gerald Parel

THANOS #3 by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Mark Brooks’ Cover for Infinity Wars #6 is Revealed

When Gamora used the Infinity Stones to fold reality, she created a new universe…and the mind-bending, unique heroes known as the Infinity Warps! This December, the Infinity Stone story that changed the lives of those who wielded the cosmic gems will come to a spectacular end, and Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from acclaimed artist Mark Brooks!

Don’t miss the issue everyone will be talking about – the stunning conclusion to the Infinity Wars!

Infinity Wars #6, written by Gerry Duggan with art and main cover by Mike Deodato Jr. is out December 19, 2018.

Preview: Extermination #4 (of 5)

Extermination #4 (of 5)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• The X-Men are at the end of their rope.
• If even one of the original five X-Men dies, our future is lost.
• Jean Grey and the X-Men only have one option left…and it may cost them everything.

Review: Extermination #3

With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it’s all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants. But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren’t going to lie still for Ahab to come to them…

Events are in full swing right now and this latest X-event has not only been entertaining, it has far exceeded expectations. Extermination #3 ups the action with betrayals and moments that will get long time X fans to say “hell yeah.”

Writer Ed Brisson has focused on the time-displaced original X-Men and Ahab who has come back in time to do something to them. There’s also a younger Cable who’s up to something. This issue focuses on the plan to split up the remaining original X-Men in hopes of slowing down Ahab’s quest.

The battle in the X-Mansion continuing from last issue is solid and full of action with a solid explanation as to how Ahab is creating his new hounds. Yes, I said plural because more characters turn and each of those deliver entertaining moments. It also brings back something that felt so innocent before and shows it as anything but.

There’s the moments between Domino and Jean Grey as Domino explains her team’s connection with Cable which of course sets up the upcoming series featuring X-Force. To see these original members back together after so long is fantastic and again as a long time reader, it nails the nostalgia factor.

There’s also the sequence with the young Cyclops and a creative way to take care of him. That shows off a legacy character in a way that may get you to rethink their power and how they can use it to do a lot more damage than they have in the past.

The art by Pepe Larraz is fantastic and there are panels and scenes that look amazing. One in particular with Cannonball and Shatterstar with the background getting a little hazy is a work of brilliance and the visuals for the series match the excitement of the story itself. This is one of the few times where so much packed in really works as no detail is overlooked.

The event continues at a breakneck speed and delivers excitement that’s not expected and very welcome. It’s another example that events can work and work really well. It brings together so many different threads and delivers weaving in old and new. Add in fantastic art and you’ve got an X-event that’s one of the best in recent years.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Pepe Larraz Cover Art: Mark Brooks
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Extermination #3 (of 5)

Extermination #3 (of 5)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it’s all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants.
• But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren’t going to lie still for Ahab to come to them…

Review: Extermination #2

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past.

The first issue of Extermination was a gut punch with the death of both Bloodstorm and Cable and Ahab on the hunt. There was the rather interesting twist of a younger Cable up to something as well, as the issue delivered the beginning of what feels like a chess match, pieces maneuvered on a table.

Writer Ed Brisson doesn’t reveal much more in Extermination #2 as the action continues and the X-Men attempt to figure out what’s going on and what to do next. They’re confused, scared, desperate, and angry, and all of that comes off as a bit chaotic. Brisson is delivering mood and atmosphere plenty in this issue, much like the first. The energy leaps off the page to a point it’s hard to not experience a little of that emotion yourself.

The second issue also reveals a little without spoiling the whole. We still don’t know what Ahab wants other than killing the younger X-Men. We don’t know what Cable wants other than kidnapping the younger X-Men. We just go wit the flow and that low information enhances the emotions of the comics. We’re told exactly how much we should and need to know. That mystery is one of the strongest aspects of this and the first issue.

The art by Pepe Larraz with colors by Marte Garcia and lettering from Joe Sabino is fantastic. There’s a lot of characters here and while the detail might lack in some scenes where they’re all there, when the action gets rolling there’s a certain chaos about it that enhances Brisson’s story. There’s emotion too as the younger X-Men deal with the fact they’re being hunted and a friend of theirs is missing. The balance between action and quieter moments look great and there’s some really cool panel layouts as the action gets rolling.

The issue gives the reader just what they need to know and leaves with a reveal that had our jaws dropping in both the opening and the end. There’s so much to unpack in the final moments and thankfully we have to wait just a few weeks to read the next chapter. After some false starts as far as events, Extermination feels like a positive throwback to some of the action packed events of the past.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Pepe Larraz Cover: Mark Brooks
Color: Marte Garcia Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Extermination #2

Extermination #2

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed?

Heroes in Crisis #1 Gets Variant Covers by J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Francesco Mattina, and Ryan Sook

DC Comics has revealed new variant covers for Heroes in Crisis #1. The series by Tom King and Clay Mann focuses on a new facility called Sanctuary that allows heroes to process the trauma they experience.

The first issue issue has four new variants from artists J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Francesco Mattina, and Ryan Sook.

Sook will provide variants for the entire series with themed covers that take a deep dive into Sanctuary’s files showing off some incidents from across the DCU.

Heroes in Crisis #1 arrives September 26th.

Review: Extermination #1

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past.

The original X-Men have been in the “present” for quite some time leaving open so many questions, one major one being will they ever return to their past? If so, will they forget their current adventures? And, what impact on the future their adventures may have?

Extermination seems to be bringing all of these things together as some event in the future is caused by the original X-Men’s existence in the present. Written by Ed Brisson, the first issue hearkens to some classic X-Men stories as Ahab, with some hounds, as well as a mysterious character are on the hunt for the original X-Men. Why? We’re not sure other than something major in the future is due to them. The first issue is the quiet and the storm with lots of action and drama as folks scramble to attempt to figure out what’s going on. It’s chaos in a good way as the panic bleeds off of the page.

Some of that feeling of panic is in part due to the art of Pepe Larraz, with color from Marte Garcia and lettering by Joe Sabino, whose style is fantastic. The characters look great and there’s so much detail in every panel. Larraz balances the action and the emotional panic quite well delivering art that amplifies the emotion of the page.

And then there’s the “death.” Yes, a major character is killed in the first issue with a reveal as to who did it. The implications and the trippy aspect of it all is quite interesting and leaves you wondering even more as to what’s going on and who’s on what side.

The first issue feels like the start of something great, an event that begins in a way that immediately makes you think it’ll be an action packed epic story that’ll go down as a classic and launch the X-Men into the future (or the past).

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Pepe Larraz Cover Art: Mark Brooks
Color: Marte Garcia Lettering: VC’s Joe Sabino

Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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