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MARVEL COMICS:

THE VARIANT COVERS

 

By John Rhett Thomas

Cover by Mike del Mundo

Comprising some of the most sought-after and valuable comic art in the world, variant covers are a time-honored tradition in comics publishing.

The variant cover phenomenon began in 1986 and was immediately embraced by fans everywhere. It was then bolstered in 1991 by Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 setting the world record for the best-selling comic of all time, which is attributed to the astonishing collection of five variant covers released for the issue.

Variant covers have now become a regular part of Marvel Comics’ diverse output, with spectacularly creative alternate covers being created for many key issues. These works of art are collected in Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers [Insight Editions; March 30, 2021] which showcases over 400 of the finest and most-famous variant covers ever produced alongside exclusive interviews from leading comic artists and industry experts.

Featuring an astounding selection of covers starring fan-favorite characters, such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, the X-Men, and many more, Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers is a must-have for casual fans and comic book aficionados alike.

Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers

Insight Editions | March 2021 | 9.25 in. × 12.75 n. | 216pp + 8p Gatefold

Hardcover | $45.00

ISBN: 978-1-68383-877-7

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MARVEL COMICS: THE VARIANT COVERS   By John Rhett Thomas Cover by Mike del Mundo Comprising some of the most sought-after and valuable comic art in the world, variant covers are a time-honored tradition in comics publishing. The variant cover phenomenon began in 1986 and was immediately embraced by fans everywhere. It was then...