Marvel Announces Cosplay Variant Covers!
Another sign of times changing -- and it's cool. If ever you needed proof that cosplaying has become firmly entrenched as a major part of the comics industry -- here it is. Marvel has embraced it.
Beginning in October, Marvel will be releasing cosplay variant covers for 21 of their new post-Secret Wars first issues.
Better, they're crediting each cosplayer whose photographs and costume creations they're using. (I don't know if they're getting paid.)
To the right I'm focusing on Miss Kit Quinn, because we've run her work before in her webseries "Sweethearts of the Galaxy," and I did meet her at Big Wow! Comic Fest last spring. We'll always try to spotlight Friends of Fanboy Planet. (So trying to make that a thing...)
These covers, and these costumes, look great, and showcase a heck of a lot of creativity.
You’ve seen them at conventions, now see them on the covers of some of Marvel’s newest comic titles later this year! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at the upcoming COSPLAY VARIANT program. See your favorite Marvel characters like you’ve never seen before, as mighty Marvel fans bring them to life for 20 exciting covers!
“Cosplayers are taking over,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Each convention I go to, it seems like there are more and more fans dressing up like their favorite Marvel characters. These homemade, hand-crafted costumes are so elaborate, it looks like they leapt off the comic page. The Cosplay Variant initiative is our way of supporting a community that supports us.”
Look for these exciting COSPLAY VARIANTS coming to comic shops later this year:
1. A-Force #1 Cosplay Variant by Jay Justice
2. All-New Inhumans #1 Cosplay Variant by Yaya Han
3. Amazing Spider-Man #1 Cosplay Variant by Aaron Rivin
4. Astonishing Ant-Man #1 Cosplay Variant by SoloRoboto Industries
5. Avengers #0 Cosplay Variant by Michael Cox
6. Captain Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant by Judy Stephens
7. Daredevil #1 Cosplay Variant by Patrick ‘Rick’ Lane
8. Doctor Strange #1 Cosplay Variant by Allen Lee Hansard
9. Extraordinary X-Men #1 Cosplay Variant by Amanda Lynne Shafer
10. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Cosplay Variant by Contagious Costuming
11. Invincible Iron Man #1 Cosplay Variant by Dale Oliver
12. Ms. Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant by Soni Balestier
13. Nova #1 Cosplay Variant by Cap Santiago
14. Sam Wilson Captain America #1 Cosplay Variant by Eddie Newsome
15. Spider-Gwen #1 Cosplay Variant by Kathrine Zan
16. Spider-Woman #1 Cosplay Variant by Yashuntafun Cosplay
17. The Mighty Thor #1 Cosplay Variant by Sarah Jean Maefs
18. The Mighty Thor #2 Cosplay Variant by Kevin Spooner
19. Uncanny Avengers #1 Cosplay Variant by Miss Kit Quinn
20. Uncanny Inhumans #1 Cosplay Variant by Kalel Sean
No fan can afford to miss out on these exciting variant covers featuring your favorite Marvel characters brought to life by these stunning cosplayers! Head to your local comic shop beginning this October to get your hands on these can’t miss COSPLAY VARIANTS!