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Variants and a re-release to land for “Marvels” 25th

Marvel Comics is set to celebrate a big birthday for one of their greatest events – Marvels. there’s a re-release and series of variants planned.


Years ago, photojournalist Phil Sheldon reported an unprecedented story spanning the history of the Marvel Universe – from larger-than-life battles in New York City to incredible Super Heroes soaring through the sky – through his own eyes, changing the way the world looked at the Marvel Universe. Lauded as “a classic and watershed moment for the industry” by IGN and “a landmark” by Publisher’s Weekly, join us next year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed series MARVELS.

-Marvel Comics press release

If you’re a Marvel Comics fan, and you were reading their books in the 90s, then you remember Marvels. It was a true landmark, a beautiful book in every way and a celebration of the Marvel Universe’s history.

The publisher remembers it well, and is set to put on a show for its 25th anniversary. Not only will there be a full lineup of variant covers for the event, but also a special re-release.

Well, kind of two re-releases. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • MARVELS ANNOTATED:In February, don’t miss the MARVELS ANNOTATED series kicking off with never-before-seen commentary from Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Read the original MARVELS series with new covers and insight from the creators themselves.
  • MARVELS VARIANT COVERS:Marvel will release exclusive monthly MARVELS 25th anniversary variant covers, painted by the legendary Alex Ross, starting with FANTASTIC FOUR #6 in January, TONY STARK: IRON MAN #9 in February, and THE IMMORTAL HULK #15 in March! Later in June, 20 artists will come together to pay tribute in a MARVELS 25th anniversary homage variant program across Marvel’s most popular titles.
  • MARVELS REMASTERED:As part of the anniversary, MARVELS has also been remastered and reprinted in a trade paperback for fans to enjoy, on sale now!

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