Marvel Comics Unveils “Corner Box” Variant Covers For February

The news about this next set of variant covers hit the media a couple of months ago but I am generally of the mindset that readers don’t remember much about the day before yesterday nowadays much less an announcement from months ago based on all the constant stimulation from the social networks. With comic book stuff like this I’ve found it beneficial to do them as reminders so you can hit the shop a few weeks before and make sure special editions are added to your pull list. That said this next batch features a time honored part of the comic book cover as beautifully rendered by the great Joe Jusko. Check it out.

Press Release:
Face front, True Believers and prepare for the return of the iconic Marvel Corner Boxes! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce a series of over 20 Corner Box Variant Covers, coming to select comics throughout the month of February! All rendered by legendary artist Joe Jusko, these covers feature lush paintings inspired by the classic Marvel corner box artwork of yesterday!

“We’re elated to have Joe Jusko do a series of variant covers based on the classic Marvel corner boxes,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Joe perfectly recaptures what made that artwork so iconic in the first place, and he’s bringing that sense of gravitas to some brand new Marvel Corner Boxes featuring modern characters like Spider-Gwen, Deadpool and more.”

Marvel is pleased to reveal the first eight Corner Box Variants, coming to these February titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24

“Amazing Spider-Man” #24 (Corner Box Variant)

2. AVENGERS #4

“Avengers” #4 (Corner Box Variant)


3. CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #11

“Captain America Steve Rogers” #11 (Corner Box Variant)

4. DAREDEVIL #17

“Daredevil” #17 (Corner Box Variant)

5. HULK #3

“Hulk” #3 (Corner Box Variant)

6. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4

“Invincible Iron Man” #4 (Corner Box Variant)

7. INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #4

“Inhumans Vs. X-Men” #4 (Corner Box Variant)

8. ULTIMATES2 #4

“Ultimates 2” #4 (Corner Box Variant)

Plus, be on the lookout for more Marvel Corner Box Variants, featuring loving recreations of classic corner boxes and brand new ones highlighting contemporary characters:

1. BLACK PANTHER #11

“Black Panther” #11 (Corner Box Variant)

2. CHAMPIONS #5

“Champions” #5 (Corner Box Variant)

3. DEADPOOL #26

“Deadpool” #26 (Corner Box Variant)

4. DOCTOR STRANGE #17

“Doctor Strange” #17 (Corner Box Variant)

5. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” #17 (Corner Box Variant)

6. THE MIGHTY THOR #13

“Mighty Thor” #16 (Corner Box Variant)

7. NOVA #3

“Nova” #3 (Corner Box Variant)

8. SPIDER-GWEN #17

“Spider-Gwen” #17 (Corner Box Variant)

9. THANOS #4

“Thanos” #4 (Corner Box Variant)

10. THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #2

“Mighty Captain Marvel” #2 (Corner Box Variant)

11. THE PUNISHER #10

“The Punisher” #10 (Corner Box Variant)

12. UNCANNY AVENGERS #20

“Uncanny Avengers” #20 (Corner Art Variant)

13. VENOM #4

“Venom” #4 (Corner Box Variant)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I just love the artwork of Joe Jusko and remember fondly when they issued a series of trading cards that featured his artwork. It was called the “Marvel Masterpiece Collection” and like many of the collectors of a certain time period, I have several complete sets of these cards secured away in a box in one of my closets. I should dig them out for a post on this site or maybe even as a reflection for my “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” site. Hmmm, stay tuned for my final decision on that. The original press copy only featured “8” of the covers but I was able to secure some additional images but sadly not the complete bunch. I’d love for the press side to give us all of these kind of covers since having a visual makes shopping and completing ones collection all the more easier. What do you think about these new variants? Will you be picking up some of the issues? Which ones speak to you the loudest and why? You can let me know down in the comments section below. Now if you will excuse me I have some trading cards to find.

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