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Marvel’s coolest variant series yet? Check out these homage covers

Maybe the neatest cadre of variant covers yet from Marvel, is heading towards a January release with some reimagined classics.

The stage of history

Whatever you’re feelings are about modern Marvel, there’s little doubt that the publisher has been at the forefront of comics for a long time. And in those decades passed, Marvel has brought some of the most memorable tales to stands, that have ever hit a printed page. So with that in mind, comes Marvel’s latest variant cover slate. And even if you’re a ‘variant’ hater, you might seriously dig these.

In all, a series of 25 covers will land in stores this January, all of them paying homage to iconic Marvel covers from the past. These aren’t straight recreations though, as each one will feature the depicted Marvel heroes in their current garb.

So yeah, you get that iconic Wolverine cover, but Logan is decked out in his contemporary costume. All in all, it’s a pretty great looking lineup. Check out a good chunk of ’em in the gallery below.

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 – Amazing Spider-Man #50
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 – Amazing Spider-Man #100
  • AVENGERS #64 – Avengers #4
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #13 – Avengers #57             
  • BLACK PANTHER #13 – Fantastic Four #52           
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #8 – Captain America #109             
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #9 – Captain America #109              
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #45 – Ms. Marvel #1   
  • DAREDEVIL #7 – Daredevil #181 
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #3 – Fantastic Four #48
  • GHOST RIDER #10 – Marvel Spotlight #5 
  • GOLD GOBLIN #3 – Amazing Spider-Man #39
  • HULK #13 – Incredible Hulk #340             
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #10 – Star Wars #1   
  • MARAUDERS #10 – Uncanny X-Men #141            
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #2 – Spider-Man #1
  • MOON KNIGHT #19 – Moon Knight #1
  • SCARLET WITCH #1 – West Coast Avengers #62
  • MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #2 – Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16
  • SPIDER-MAN #4 – Marvel Team-Up #1
  • STRANGE #10 – Doctor Strange #169
  • THOR #31 – Thor #337   
  • INVINCBLE IRON MAN #2 – Iron Man #126
  • VENOM #15 – Amazing Spider-Man #375
  • WOLVERINE #29 – Wolverine #1
  • X-FORCE #36 – X-Force #1            
  • X-MEN #19 – X-Men #94
  • X-MEN RED #10 – X-Men #137
  • SINS OF SINISTER #1 – Strikeforce: Moritori #1

So when can you get these? That’d be January. All of the above will hit then, spread out mainly across two weeks, though with a few stragglers. The full schedule is below.

On Sale 1/4

  • AVENGERS #64 Classic Homage Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #8 Classic Homage Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #45 Classic Homage Variant Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
  • DAREDEVIL #7 Classic Homage Variant Cover by FRANK CHO
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #3 Classic Homage Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
  • GOLD GOBLIN #3 Classic Homage Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
  • MARAUDERS #10 Classic Homage Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL
  • SCARLET WITCH #1 Classic Homage Variant Cover by ADAM HUGHES
  • SPIDER-MAN #4 Classic Homage Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
  • X-FORCE #36 Classic Homage Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD
  • X-MEN RED #10 Classic Homage Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

On Sale 1/11

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 Classic Homage Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
  • BLACK PANTHER #13 Classic Homage Variant Cover by PACO MEDINA
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #9 Classic Homage Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV
  • GHOST RIDER #10 Classic Homage Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #2 Classic Homage Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS   
  • MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #2 Classic Homage Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
  • MOON KNIGHT #19 Classic Homage Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • WOLVERINE #29 Classic Homage Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV

On Sale 1/18

  • AVENGERS FOREVER #13 Classic Homage Variant Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #10 Classic Homage Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Classic Homage Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC
  • STRANGE #10 Classic Homage Variant Cover by IBAN COELLO
  • VENOM #15 Classic Homage Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

On Sale 1/25

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 Classic Homage Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

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