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Entertainment Weekly Showcases 6 “Avengers: Endgame” Variant Covers

The countdown to “Avengers: Endgame” is on and with that comes numerous posts about a wide variety of things that are heralding the arrival of this film. I’ve been discussing it here on the website for a few months and if you’ve missed any of the features just click HERE to bring up a new tab with a rundown of them all. Recently, Entertainment Weekly magazine unveiled “6” variant covers for their upcoming issue that feature six of the films main characters. I’ve culled them all together for your perusal below.

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Marvel Says “Engage With Marvel Battle Lines” – Collectible Card Art Covers Coming In May

To say that yesterday was a busy day for news would be an understatement with some good and yeah even some bad. Now its time to dust off and move ahead and what better way to do that than by seeing some colorful visuals from Marvel Comics with these Collectible Card Art Covers that will be variants based on the “Marvel Battle Lines” game. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
This May, Marvel Comics is celebrating MARVEL Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon – with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes! Look for MARVEL Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles, and don’t miss the special 30th variant debuting on War of the Realms #1, available April 3rd!

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 by Sujin Jo

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #21 (“Battle Lines” Card Art Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 by Heejin Jeon

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #22 (“Battle Lines” Card Art Variant)

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“War Of The Realms” Variants Show Marvel Heroes as Asgardians

Continuing along with my announcements about Marvel Comics “War Of The Realms” mini-series and crossover issues, here is the latest from the House Of Ideas.

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The Press Release:
This April, all hel will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! To celebrate WAR OF THE REALMS, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers that reimagine some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes in the style of Asgardian warriors! Look for Marvel’s ASGARDIAN variants on these select titles this April:

1. ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 by Phil Noto
2. AVENGERS #18 by Paolo Rivera
3. BLACK PANTHER #11 by Rahzzah
4. CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 by Dave Johnson
5. CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 by Gerald Parel
6. CHAMPIONS #4 by Khoi Pham

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“Champions” #4 (Asgardian Variant)

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DC Comics Reveals “Detective Comics” #1000 Variant Covers

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This March, comic book history will be made as “Detective Comics” reaches its milestone 1000th issue. As you all know, this is the title that gave us “The Batman” way back in May of 1939 and before I get into the cover visuals, I wanted to share that classic issue with you all. Remember, Batman didn’t appear in the first issue of that comic but instead in its 27th.

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“Detective Comics” #27

About The Issue: After 80 years, it’s here—the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!

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“Detective Comics” #1000

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Marvel Reveals “Marvel Rising” Homage Variant Covers For December

The Press Release:
The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel is excited to present Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

“These covers are such a wonderful way of celebrating Marvel Rising while honoring the legacy of the great Marvel heroes that came before,” said Sana Amanat, Marvel’s VP of Content and Character Development. “They’re a true testament to the vastness of the Marvel Universe and the incredible way they can come to life with these amazingly awesome Hasbro action dolls. I wish I had these when I was a kid!”

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27
FOC – 11/12/18; On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
FOC – 11/12/18; On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
FOC – 11/19/18; On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FOC – 11/19/18; On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12
FOC – 12/10/18; On Sale – 1/9/19

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you know, I seldom purchase the variant covers for anything but just love sharing the news and visuals with you all. These will be great additions for those who are collecting the highly poseable “Marvel Rising” dolls and based on their age of collector, I’ll be posting any updates on that line of Hasbro Toys over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” website so please make sure to keep an eye on the “Toys & Collectibles” category of that outlet. That’s all I have about this one my friends and there is so much more to come (trust me on that). See you next time and let me know what you think of these down below in the comments section.

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

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“Avengers” #12 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Captain America” #6 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Champions” #27 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Defenders” #1 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Squirrel Girl” #39 (Marvel Rising Variant)