Marvel Comics: The Variant Covers
Written By: John Rhett Thomas, 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, 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.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 3/30/2021
ISBN: 9781683838777
Pages: 216 + 8pp gf
Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75 x 1.5

  • About the Author 
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John Rhett Thomas, Author: John Rhett Thomas is a Marvel Comics expert who has written more than fifteen Marvel art books over the last decade. His works include The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada, The Marvel Art of Marko Djurdjevic, The Marvel Art of John Romita Jr., and several Marvel Monograph titles.

Mike Del Mundo, Cover Artist: Mike Del Mundo's illustrations can be found on the covers of comics everywhere; from his high-contrast, almost psychedelic renditions of Weirdworld, to dark humor inspired covers for Dexter and X-Men Legacy. In recent years Mike has, in addition to producing award-winning covers, become a leading interior artist with runs on Weirdworld, Black Widow, Avengers, and Thor.