Though the news about these latest variant covers came up in January, I’ve decided to wait until they were closer to hitting the racks so those interested could request their comic book dealer to save or order them the necessary copies. These covers will offer up “The New Mutants” who will be the stars of their own 20th Century Fox film soon. Let’s take a look at the ones that were shared with the press. If any others arrive I will edit them into this same piece.
The Press Release:
This March, a paranormal mystery will be unleashed in the Marvel Universe…and only the members of the NEW MUTANTS can stop it! In celebration of this six-issue limited series from writer Matt Rosenberg and artist Adam Gorham, Marvel is excited to announce the NEW MUTANT VARIANT COVER PROGRAM, featuring dark portraits of your favorite Marvel heroes from acclaimed artists such as Dan Mora, Declan Shalvey, Mike Deodato and more. Look for Marvel’s New Mutant variant covers on these select titles:
Several days ago, actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted out an image of the character “Domino” from the upcoming feature “Deadpool 2”. I don’t think that I have to say that its he who plays Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the Marvel Comics property that was released by 20th Century Fox a couple of years ago do I? If I do, he is. Let’s have a look at her. The photo made me laugh as its using the same premise that Reynolds did for the first “Deadpool” film but the rug was a bearskin one like an old Burt Reynolds photo. She is going to be played by Zazie Beetz.
So my rationale for waiting on this was based on the assumption that if we were getting Domino that we would also be getting Cable and lo and behold, he recently shared the visual of Josh Brolin in his full Cable garb. Brolin also portrays Thanos over in the MCU in case you didn’t know.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I must admit that while I like how Cable looks I am not too crazy about the Domino look since its so drastically different from the comics series. They also have opted to swap races on the character like we found them doing with The Human Torch in the absolutely dreadful “Fantastic Four” movie of 2015. At the risk of sounding closed-minded, I just like the characters being what I recall them on the page and with Domino not even looking like the character I am not sure what to say. Let’s hope for the best. I am glad that Cable is making his appearance here because that means X-Force cannot be far behind in terms of X-Men properties that Fox controls and releases. I know many readers are hoping for a collaboration between the studios like we found happening with Sony and “Spider-Man Homecoming” but with X-Men I want no such thing. I want a return of the properties to the House Of Mouse in an all under the same roof scenario. What about you readers? What do you think of these characters looks? Let me know down in the comments section below.
I’ve really been enjoying the means to broadcast the awesome variant covers that have been coming our way from the Marvel Comics side of the fence and hopefully you’ve managed to secure a few of this month’s “Mary Jane Watson” variants if you are collecting this sort of thing. I lined out the assorted covers on THIS POST so make sure you give it a look over once more if you are in the comic book shop so you get them. Now its time for Marvel to celebrate the launch of the brand new title “Astonishing X-Men” which is hitting the racks in July. The full press release and the images that were provided from the Marvel Press team are below. I’ll close up with some thoughts at the end.
The Press Release:
Prepare to Be ASTONISHED With X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANT COVERS! Celebrating The Launch of ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 This July! You read that right! We said X-MEN TRADING CARDS. As a team comprised of some of the most fan-favorite mutants ever assembled join forces in the pages of July’s ASTONISHING X-MEN #1, Marvel is bringing the fanfare and returning to one of the most iconic pieces of X-Men history by one of its most famed artists! To celebrate the launch of this must-read new series, Marvel’s Merry Mutants take your comic shop by storm throughout the month of July for a series of nearly thirty X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS by legendary artist Jim Lee!
Remastered and recolored from the original trading cards, relive this iconic era of the Children of the Atom with a series of eye-popping covers. Originally penciled by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee with inker Scott Williams, colorists such as Jesus Aburtov, Israel Silva & Chris Sotomayor apply modern coloring techniques to these classic masterpieces! Look for these can’t-miss X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS on your favorite Marvel titles, coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of July:
Welcome to our Merry Media Month of May my Friends, I hope you are ready for some Marvel-ous times this month. It appears that we not only have a whole fresh crop of first issues launching this month but the much-anticipated sequel to “Guardians Of The Galaxy” will open up this coming Friday. Some of the new series have a second issue coming out this month so I said what the heck and decided to share that here in this post as well. As usual the cover art and overall premise of these titles comes from the House Of Ideas itself and while there are NUMEROUS variant covers coming out for so many of these issues, I have only placed the cover of the main standard issues. We have a lot of ground to cover in this one so let’s get started shall we? Here we go.
SECRET EMPIRE #1 (of 9): It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe changes in ways nobody will expect — TRUST THE SECRET EMPIRE!
NICK SPENCER (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A); Cover by MARK BROOKS
SECRET EMPIRE #2 (of 9): Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to Captain America’s startling change? THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL DEFEND YOU!