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Marvel Reveals “Hulk” Variant Covers For February 2018

For many years, “The Incredible Hulk” was one of my very favorite Marvel Comics titles to read and this might have been helped by the Lou Ferrigno television show but I digress. This February Marvel celebrates the Jade Giant with a series of variant covers. I’ve shared the ones that were released to press for you below along with the brief statement about them. Check it out.

The Press Release:
He’s back. He’s mad as hell. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before. This February, Marvel will help appease the green goliath’s anger by introducing the HULK VARIANT COVER PROGRAM. Showcasing key moments in the Hulk’s past life, these covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mike McKone, Marco Checchetto, Stephanie Hans, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and more. Look for Marvel’s Hulk variant covers on these select titles:

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE by MIKE PERKINS

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 by DALE KEOWN

3. AVENGERS #679 by RAMON PEREZ

4. BLACK PANTHER #170 by ANNA RUD

5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 by BILQUIS EVELY

6. DAREDEVIL #598 by MARCO CHECCHETTO

7. DEFENDERS #10 by STEPHANIE HANS

8. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294 by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

9. DOCTOR STRANGE #385 by MIKE DEODATO

10. INCREDIBLE HULK #713 by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

11. INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 by MARCOS MARTIN

12. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #597 by CHRIS STEVENS

13. MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3 by MIKE HAWTHORNE

14. MIGHTY THOR #704 by TYLER KIRKHAM

15. OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 by TERRY DODSON

16. OLD MAN LOGAN #35 by STEVE MCNIVEN

17. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 by DAVID NAKAYAMA

18. ROGUE & GAMBIT #2 by MIKE MCKONE

19. VENOM #161 by RON LIM

20. X-MEN: GOLD #21 by ADI GRANOV

The first wave of HULK VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on February 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this February!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Aren’t these great? They are enough to make any puny human say “HULK SMASH” for sure. Now though we love sharing the variant covers with you, we’re not the biggest supporter of them as a consumer ourself. I’ve got my financial hands full with the conventional issues that I add to the collection each and every week but of this list I am definitely snagging the first issue presented here but in its standard edition. What do you readers think of this new variant cover program? There sure have been a lot of them from the Marvel Comics side of the fence lately. You can chime in down below with what you think about them. Ciao for now.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“Doctor Strange” #385 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Infinity Countdown” #1 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Invincible Iron Man” #597 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Marvel 2 In One” #3 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Mighty Thor” #704 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Old Man Hawkeye” #2 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Old Man Logan” #35 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man” #300 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Rogue and Gambit” #2 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“All-New Wolverine” #31 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #795 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Avengers” #679 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Black Panther” #170 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Captain America” #698 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Daredevil” #598 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Deadpool” #294 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Incredible Hulk” #173 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“Venom” #161 (Hulk Variant Cover)
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“X-Men Gold” #21 (Hulk Variant Cover)

This January Marvel’s “Avengers” Variants Celebrate “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”!

The news about these awesome “Avengers” variants first hit back in October, but since they only shared “5” cover images in that release and I had other comic items to put on your radar, I waited until today to do this one. Now we have “15” of the “21” total covers so I hope you enjoy them all.

The Press Release:
Marvel’s AVENGERS VARIANTS Celebrate Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Featuring art by Mike del Mundo, Adi Granov, and more. In celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Marvel is proud to announce its AVENGERS VARIANT COVER PROGRAM with the reveal of even more of January’s spectacular AVENGERS variants. Showcasing different eras of Avengers rosters through the years, the covers feature art by some of the industry’s top creators, including Mike del Mundo, Esad Ribic, John Cassaday, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuna and Adi Granov, and more! Look for your favorite on these select January titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 by TODD NAUCK

2. ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 by MARCO CHECCHETTO


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DC Comics Celebrates “Justice League” Movie With “Justice” Variant Covers

Since we are on the topic of the upcoming “Justice League” movie, let’s slide back into the comic book realm for this exciting stuff. I’ll let the press release educate you about this batch of variant covers that will help celebrate the film in advance of its opening. Dig in.

The Press Release:
As the world awaits the big screen debut of “Justice League,” DC is getting in on the action with a special collection of variant covers inspired by the forthcoming film! Illustrated by the some of the comic industry’s most acclaimed artists, these variant covers showcase DC’s iconic Super Hero team in the likeness of their big screen counterparts. Fans are getting their first look today at variant covers available on the November editions of flagship DC titles featuring members of the famed Justice League.

BATMAN #34 by Tony S. Daniel

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“Batman” #34 (Justice League Variant)

CYBORG #18 by Dustin Nguyen

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“Cyborg” #18 (Justice League Variant)

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Marvel Celebrates The Return of Jean Grey With “PHOENIX” Variants

Clearly when it comes to comics you can always return and that is a pretty exciting prospect when it comes to Jean Grey, the original Phoenix who is getting her return in the upcoming specials in the coming months. Now its time to share some variant covers to some of the currently running titles that celebrate this amazing return. I’ll close out as always down below. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Following on the heels of the recently announced PHOENIX RESURRECTION, Marvel’s new epic featuring the return of adult Jean Grey, Marvel is excited to officially announce it will continue the celebration of Jean Grey’s reappearance in the Marvel Universe with a variant cover program. Featuring acclaimed artists such as Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, David Nakayama, RB Silva and Elizabeth Torque, Marvel welcomes Jean Grey back with the help of some of the most exciting artists in the comic industry. Look for Marvel’s Phoenix variant covers on these select titles this December:

1. ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 by Jen Bartel

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 by Ryan Stegman

3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 by Kris Anka

4. AVENGERS #674 by Brent Shoonover

5. BLACK PANTHER #168 by Ken Lashley

6. CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 by Ron Lim

7. CHAMPIONS #15 by Elizabeth Torque

8. DAREDEVIL #596 by David Lopez

9. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 by RB Silva

10. FALCON #3 by David Nakayama

11. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #148 by Erica Henderson

12. INCREDIBLE HULK #711 by Dan Mora

13. IRON FIST #74 by TBD

14. MIGHTY THOR #702 by Kris Anka

15. OLD MAN LOGAN #32 by Chris Burnham

16. SHE-HULK #160 by Ben Caldwell

17. SPIDER-GWEN #27 by Yasmine Putri

18. SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 by Francesco Mattina

19. THANOS #14 by Rahzzah

20. THE PUNISHER #219 by Sanford Greene

21. VENOM #159 by Tyler Crook

Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on these covers, when Phoenix Variants make their way to comic shops this December!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite my hesitation to snag a whole bunch of the variant covers, I’d like to see how the rest of these get presented. I’ve always loved the near omnipotent force that was The Phoenix and it’s great to find the original character returning to the Marvel Universe. The timing is perfect for the character since she is going to be the main premise of an upcoming X-Men film which is appropriately titled “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. Now they’ve only shared a small batch of the covers which is why the post only has that many visuals. I will try to secure some more as time goes forward. What do you readers think of these? Are they on your interest list? Let me know down in the comments section below. Until next time.,

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“All-New Wolverine” #28 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #792 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Avengers” #674 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Daredevil” #596 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Falcon” #3 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Spider-Gwen” #27 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Spirits Of Vengeance” #3 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Thanos” #14 (Phoenix Variant)
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“The Punisher” #219 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Venom” #159 (Phoenix Variant)

Image/Skybound Entertainment Reveals “The Walking Dead” Variants For October

As you diehard readers of the PiercingMetal website are well aware, we have been helping to laud the awesome 25th Anniversary of the fine folks at Image Comics a lot over the past year and we are continuing the process with this announcement about their latest batch of variant covers. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the six of 30 variants planned for the final month of 25th anniversary variants—October covers in homage of iconic THE WALKING DEAD cover designs. This final month of variants will pay tribute to some of the hottest, most jaw-dropping moments from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s long-running, and industry-changing series that went on to become a pop culture phenomenon.

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th:

ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley

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“Elsewhere” #3 (The Walking Dead Variant)

EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson

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“Extremity” #7 (The Walking Dead Variant)

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