Tag Archives: x-men gold

Marvel Comics Delivers “Venom” 30th Anniversary Variant Covers In March

As you might have noticed, there are a LOT of variant cover programs coming from the House Of Ideas this March and the latest batch are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Venom. Can you believe that its been thirty years since we first met this incredible character? Check out the covers below and who worked on them. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.

The Press Release:
In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more! The first wave of VENOM VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on March 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this March.

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER

marvel comics, comic book covers, venom 30th anniversary variants, variant covers
“All-New Wolverine” #33 (Venom 30th Anniversary Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON

marvel comics, comic book covers, venom 30th anniversary variants, variant covers
“Amazing Spider-Man” #798 (Venom 30th Anniversary Variant)

Continue reading Marvel Comics Delivers “Venom” 30th Anniversary Variant Covers In March

Marvel Unveils “The New Mutants” Variant Covers For March

Though the news about these latest variant covers came up in January, I’ve decided to wait until they were closer to hitting the racks so those interested could request their comic book dealer to save or order them the necessary copies. These covers will offer up “The New Mutants” who will be the stars of their own 20th Century Fox film soon. Let’s take a look at the ones that were shared with the press. If any others arrive I will edit them into this same piece.

The Press Release:
This March, a paranormal mystery will be unleashed in the Marvel Universe…and only the members of the NEW MUTANTS can stop it! In celebration of this six-issue limited series from writer Matt Rosenberg and artist Adam Gorham, Marvel is excited to announce the NEW MUTANT VARIANT COVER PROGRAM, featuring dark portraits of your favorite Marvel heroes from acclaimed artists such as Dan Mora, Declan Shalvey, Mike Deodato and more. Look for Marvel’s New Mutant variant covers on these select titles:

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #32 by Mike Deodato

2. AVENGERS #685 by Terry Dodson

3. CABLE #155 by Tyler Kirkham

marvel comics, comic book covers, new mutants variant covers
“Cable” #155 (New Mutants Variant)

Continue reading Marvel Unveils “The New Mutants” Variant Covers For March

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

marvel comics, comic book covers, hulk variant covers
“All-New Wolverine” #31 (Hulk Variant Cover)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 by DALE KEOWN

marvel comics, comic book covers, hulk variant covers
“Amazing Spider-Man” #795 (Hulk Variant Cover)

Continue reading Marvel Reveals “Hulk” Variant Covers For February 2018

Marvel Primer Pages add All-New Content to “MARVEL LEGACY”

In addition to all of the monthly Comic Book Solicitations posts we do here at PiercingMetal we like to also focus on some of the interesting news about things that are happening in our favorite titles. Take a look at the scoop about these Primer Pages that will be appearing in some issues of the Marvel Legacy titles. I’ve culled together the full press details and the provided images are at the bottom of the post for your consumption.

The Press Release:
Marvel Legacy is changing the way you read comics – and the future of the Marvel Universe. This fall, Marvel is proud to present MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!, three all-new pages of comic content written by Robbie Thompson (Silk, Doctor Strange and the Sorcerer Supreme) with a majority of art from acclaimed superstar Mark Bagley (The Amazing Spider-Man, All New X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man). These stories will draw all readers into the Marvel Universe like never before. And at no extra cost to the reader, what better way to change the way readers jump into a series!

Featured in select Marvel Legacy issues, each story provides easy access into the world of each title character, as well as easy access into the Legacy stories. Designed to give brand new readers a hook into the series, MARVEL PRIMER PAGES will offer all fans a simple jumping on point for almost all of Marvel’s heroic and iconic characters.

“When I first approached Robbie and Mark to do these Primer stories, I gave them only one edict: to remind all readers both who these characters are and what they’re about in three all new pages,” said Marvel editor Darren Shan. “What we got back has been some of the most fun art I’ve ever seen from Mark! And we couldn’t be luckier to have someone like Robbie to cherry pick the most classic moments in Marvel history. Then the two of them tie this all up into one perfect package. I think everyone will love these!”
Continue reading Marvel Primer Pages add All-New Content to “MARVEL LEGACY”

Rock Music and Marvel Comics Collide In September With Variant Covers

The Press Release:
New York, NY-June 19, 2017- This September, Marvel will start the celebration of the close connection between music fans and comic readers with five Marvel Rock variant covers, straight from some of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists!

A truly unique and limited collection, only five covers will be released, each paying tribute to a classic rock band that defined and expanded the music form. Look for Marvel’s Rock variant covers on these select titles beginning this September:

Guardians of the Galaxy #9 – Marvel Rock Variant by MIKE HAWTHORNE & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
X-Men Gold #11 – Marvel Rock Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO
X-Men Blue #11 – Marvel Rock Variant by DANIEL ACUNA
Mighty Thor #23 – Marvel Rock Variant by MARCO RUDY
Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #2 – Marvel Rock Variant by DAMION SCOTT

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this limited series, when these Marvel Rock Variants make their way to comic shops this fall!

*** end of transmission ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Ever since Marvel started doing the Hip Hop covers I’ve wanted the issues to get a dose of the Rock and Roll or Metal stuff and here we are. While there are only five variant covers to choose from (and we’ve gotten a preview of four of them), I hope that fans will snap them up to guarantee additional ones in the future. I’d love to see KISS, Van Halen, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath be referenced in some covers if they choose to continue. These do look pretty awesome just the same and I wonder if you readers know which albums are being referenced on them. Sure a couple of them are really easy but do you “get” them all? You can let me know what you think about them all down in the comments section below.

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

marvel comics, variant covers, rock variants, comic book covers
“Guardians Of The Galaxy” #9 (Rock Variant)
marvel comics, variant covers, rock variants, comic book covers
“Inhumans: Once And Future Kings” #2 (Rock Variant)
marvel comics, variant covers, rock variants, comic book covers
“Mighty Thor” #23 (Rock Variant)
marvel comics, variant covers, rock variants, comic book covers
“X-Men Blue” #11 (Rock Variant)