Last year, both “Action Comics” and “Detective Comics” from DC Comics reached their milestone 1000th issue and to celebrate them had a wealth of variant covers for fans to scramble to collect. Clicking the highlighted text will bring those articles up in case you’re still hunting for a particular variant. Now its Marvel’s turn to celebrate as their milestone “Marvel Comics” #1000 will soon hit the stands and they’ve unveiled a crop of variant covers for the issue. As new reveals come to light I will add them into this same post, let’s go.
The Press Release:
In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary this year, scores of comic creators – some Marvel icons, some first-timers – are assembling for an epic comic book story in honor of the very first issue of MARVEL COMICS. This August, get ready for MARVEL COMICS #1000, a massive collaborative effort that will see 80 different creative teams weave together one, expansive story. In honor of an 80-year legacy, we’re proud to present an incredible lineup of variants, all by an exceptional roster of artists, that exemplify the richness and scope of Marvel history. Collect these iconic covers soon!
MARVEL COMICS 1000 40’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
The Press Release:
This November, UNCANNY X-MEN returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission! Don’t miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, coming this November to your local comic shop!
UNCANNY X-MEN #1: Written by KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON and MATTHEW ROSENBERG; Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, MARK BAGLEY and MIRKO COLAK. Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
9/24/2018: In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a variant cover from superstar artist Jen Bartel!
The news about the return of the “Fantastic Four” the the Marvel Universe of comic books is a very big deal and I’ve touched upon some of the announcements about this already that can be examiner HERE and HERE. While I recommend reading the other posts to be up to speed, if you don’t have the time please be aware that this new series comes care of Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli. Such a return is bound to find a wide assortment of “Artist Variants” coming to light and I will be sharing any that I am made aware of in this single post to make this an easy point of referral. I’ll start with the Official Cover and continue along until the transmissions end. Enjoy.
Keeping up with the comic book coolness that is heading our way in December, its time to shine a spotlight on the folks at Marvel Comics who will be starting our preparations into 2015 with two new titles in “SHIELD” and “All-New Miracleman Annual”. As I’ve done before, I’ve procured the cover art and creative teams behind these titles and have respectfully copied the premise from official press copy or their online descriptions for your benefit. Let’s get right down to it as I still have to work off that Thanksgiving turkey 🙂
All-New Miracleman Annual #1: It was the series that changed comics forever, injecting new sophistication into the medium and becoming one of the most significant works in comic history. Marvel is proud to present December’s ALL-NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1, bringing you new stories from legendary talents! Celebrated comic creators Grant Morrison, Joe Quesada, Peter Milligan, and Mike Allred unite for a star-studded, can’t-miss comic event that will have the whole industry talking! “Miracleman is a legend that resonates deeply in the world of comics,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “Without its trailblazing stories, who knows what the landscape of comics would look like today? If you want to live up to that pedigree, you don’t pull any punches. That’s why we tapped two incredible creative teams — Grant Morrison and Joe Quesada; Peter Milligan and Mike Allred — for this historic annual. ALL-NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1 is a must-read for any fan of the character, or the medium in general.” Continue reading Marvel Comics #1’s Available In December 2014→
You readers already know how crazy we go for the Marvel Comics films over here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ and it was only moments ago that I learned that tonight on ABC, a program will air that celebrates the company’s 75th anniversary and its title is “Marvel: 75 Years From Pulp To Pop”. It’s not a surprise that I didn’t know about this show already because my DVR has been working overtime as Rocktober has finally completed and ended what amounted to a fourteen show run for me. Whew. I likely missed the commercial for this during “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” since I’m behind on a few episodes of everything. Check out the cool poster for this.
The Press Copy on the Marvel.com Site States:“2014 marks Marvel’s 75th anniversary, and as part of the celebrations fans can catch an original, hour-long primetime special of our full history from 1939 to present, plus an extraordinary peek into Marvel’s future! “Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!” will take fans new and old alike through the decades with the people who lived them in exclusive interviews, hosted by Emily VanCamp, star of ABC’s “Revenge” and Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
What do you think? Does this sound interesting to you at all? I know I just programmed my DVR (via the Smartphone which I am LOVING the means to do by the way) and hope to enjoy this with my morning coffee. I am of course off to yet another show so no spoilers please. Especially if they show any additional scenes from “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” (which looks super awesome based on the two minute teaser we just got). OK, do let me know what you think and I shall see you next time. Check your local listings for the time that this program airs. In NYC its on at 9pm EST.