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“Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” Goes Head To Head With New Variant Covers!

Here’s another interesting crop of variant covers from The House Of Ideas. This time around its focused on the “Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite” game and all its colorful characters. Let’s take a look at the press release and the images that were provided. I’ll close out with some editorial as well.

The Press Release:
It’s time for heroes and villains to collide as one of gameplay’s most epic team-ups brings its characters to the front lines – of comic books. Marvel is pleased to announce a series of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Variant Covers, inspired by and featuring characters from the popular game. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be released on September 19th, but you can find these variants in comic stores throughout the month of August.

“Fight fans, if you can’t wait until September 19th to see heroes from two awesome universes collide in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, we’re bringing you a sneak peek one month earlier when the battle explodes onto the covers of your favorite comics,” said Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann. “The game makers at Capcom and Marvel are working closely with a team of the industry’s top talent to deliver all the over the top intensity you’ve come to expect from this fan favorite franchise.”
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Marvel Comics Reveals “Mary Jane Watson” Variant Covers For June 2017

You know her you love her, she is Mary Jane Watson and she has been a part of the Spider-Man Universe for more years than I can remember. This item shares the news about the latest batch of variant covers coming from Marvel Comics because across the month of June, numerous titles will have Mary Jane Watson variants. This set of variants will go together well with the collection of “Gwen Stacy” covers that we discussed almost two years ago on THIS POST. Did you get all of those? Check out the press release along with a number of these awesome covers.

The Press Release:
One of Marvel’s most beloved heroes takes center stage next month – and you’re not going to want to miss it. Fans have already gotten a glimpse of Mary Jane Watson in the Free Comic Book Day issue of Marvel’s upcoming series, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, and Marvel has enlisted some of comics’ most acclaimed artists to reimagine the fan-favorite in the shoes of iconic heroes such as Doctor Strange, Hulk, Iron Man, Wolverine and more.

“Both the Gwen Stacy Variant Program and this month’s Venomized Variant Program were such runaway successes, we couldn’t help but try to top ourselves,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And with Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s new Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man book on the horizon, the timing couldn’t have been better to put the spotlight on fan-favorite Mary Jane Watson.”

Today, Marvel is pleased to reveal a number of the MARY JANE WATSON VARIANTS coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of June:

1. ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 by Kris Anka

“All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy” #3 (Mary Jane Watson Variant)

2. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #21 by David Lopez

“All-New Wolverine” #21 (Mary Jane Watson Variant)
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Marvel Unveils “Venomized” Variant Covers For March 2017

So the press release that you are reading below actually came to me back in December of 2016. I sat on it since we are moving in such a fast and furious pace these days thanks to the likes of the social networks and I did this since I felt you might actually forget that you even read it and by doing so would miss out on all these cool variant cover editions. In March, numerous Marvel Comics titles will get “Venomized”. Take a look.

The Press Release:
VENOM MADNESS Hits Marvel This March! Featuring a Shocking Return & New Variant Covers. The month of March. Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming. And Venom is taking over! That’s right True Believer, the sinister symbiote made his big return in the pages of Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval’s hit Venom series. But that was just the beginning! Marvel’s celebrating all things Venom in the month of March with a big issue and an even bigger variant program. It all kicks off with the can’t-miss VENOM #5, as the new host comes face-to-face with the symbiote’s greatest nemesis – the Amazing Spider-Man! Plus, a shocking return that will have fans everywhere talking!

“Mike and Gerardo have a lot up their sleeves and they’re just getting started,” says Associate Editor Devin Lewis. “Each issue ramps up the stakes, and March’s VENOM #5 is the biggest one yet. With a knock-down, drag-out fight with the one-and-only Spider-Man and a cliffhanger that’s definitely going to turn lots of heads.”

Then, witness the Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, the X-Men and more as they bond with the symbiote for a series of VENOMIZED VARIANTS coming to your favorite Marvel titles!
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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)

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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming In October 2015

Man oh man there are a lot of reasons to be a fan of Marvel Comics this October. Lots of great characters launching into new series and thrilling adventures by some truly creative people. Let’s take a look at the first issue offerings from Marvel Entertainment with their cover art and provided press copy and of course at the close I shall return to offer up some additional views. Here we go.

"All New All Different Marvel Point One" #1
“All New All Different Marvel Point One” #1

All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1: In the aftermath of SECRET WARS, it’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, and this is your one-stop entry point to the changes and mysteries that have developed during the eight months that have passed! Featuring new stories of Daredevil, Carnage, Classfied, Classified, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Contest Of Champions!

Writers: Al Ewing, Charles Soule, Skottie Young, Gerry Conway, Marc Guggenheim
Artists: Felipe Andrade, Ron Garney, Paco Medina, German Peralta, Mike Perkins, Stefano Caselli
Cover by Mike Del Mundo

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1
“Amazing Spider-Man” #1

Amazing Spider-Man #1-2: The World’s Greatest Super Hero! Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!

Dan Slott (w) • Giuseppe Camuncoli (a); CoverS by Alex Ross
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