These variant editions were announced a few days ago but since they are coming out in the Fall, there was no need to rush the information to you. Now with a break in the crazy music life, I can address them and share the official scoop on the “How To Draw” variant covers that are heading our way in the Fall. They’ll be done by Chip Zdarsky and you can get the full skinny down below and then see some of the provided covers. Sadly, they don’t send them all out in these mailers. Oh well.
The Press Release:
Learn to draw super heroes in six easy steps! Have you ever wanted the great power and responsibility of drawing Spider-Man? Do you look at the pages of Black Panther and wish you could draw a Wakandan king? How often have you been tempted to break the fourth wall and draw Gwenpool?
Marvel has always championed rising creators, and now fans can learn how to draw like a super hero with HOW TO DRAW VARIANT COVERS by blockbuster writer Chip Zdarsky (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Howard The Duck, Star-Lord.) First appearing on the back of a blank variant cover on Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, HOW TO DRAW VARIANTS will debut on the covers of select Marvel comics this fall. Each custom cover features a step-by-step process for drawing one of Marvel’s iconic characters – along with some helpful “Zdarsky Advice” for good measure.
“I don’t really know how to draw so this whole thing feels quite irresponsible,” said Chip Zdarsky, who must know how to draw. Right?
“I don’t know about everybody out there in Mighty Marveldom, but when I first started collecting comics, one of my hobbies was trying to draw my favorite Marvel heroes and villains,” said editor Devin Lewis. “Carrying on the grand tradition of the classic HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL is this series of HOW-TO Variants by Chip Zdarsky, one of the most… unique?… voices in comics today. In addition to giving REALLY ACCURATE instructions about how to draw each of these characters, Chip’s bringing his brand of humor to each and every piece, and we can promise that whether you’re a Marvel fan old or new, at least ONE of these ’em will give you a chuckle!”
Don’t miss your chance to learn how to draw from Marvel’s best. Be sure to visit your local comic shop and pick up your HOW TO DRAW VARIANTS for these titles this fall!
1. ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #11
2. ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25
3. BLACK PANTHER #166
4. CABLE #150
5. CAPTAIN MARVEL #125
6. CHAMPIONS #13
7. DAREDEVIL #27
8. DEFENDERS #6
9. FALCON #1
10. GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #21
11. HAWKEYE #11
12. INCIVIBLE IRON MAN #593
13. MIGHTY THOR #700
14. PUNISHER: THE PLATOON #1
15. ROYALS #9
16. SPIDER-GWEN #25
17. SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1
18. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #25
19. VENOM #155
20. X-MEN: GOLD #13
Wait…he can actually draw, right?
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’m not the biggest collector of the variant covers, these do remind me of the now quite old book that I have in my bookshelf, “How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way”. Hopefully I will be able to secure some more of these covers so I can add them into the post. They only sent out the five that are in this narrative. What do you think of these variants? Will you be adding them to your weekly purchase? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com