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Published February 24, 2023

Superstar Artist Mark Brooks Celebrates the X-Men and Avengers' Incredible Legacies in Stunning New Corner Box Variant Covers

Check out the first two Corner Box Variant Covers, coming to comic shops in May.

This year, fans can embrace Marvel’s iconic tradition of Corner Boxes with a new line of variant covers by acclaimed, best-selling cover artist Mark Brooks

Shown to retailers earlier today at ComicsPro, these covers will feature eye-catching and classic-style corner boxes that depict lineups from throughout Avengers and X-Men history, starting with their original Silver Age rosters! On sale just in time for the two title’s milestone 60th anniversaries, see one of the industry’s most celebrated talents honor the Avengers and X-Men’s multitude of incredible characters with glorious headshots. Brooks’ CORNER BOX VARIANT COVERS will run on Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa’s new AVENGERS run and Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara’s X-MEN series throughout 2023.

“There are many reasons why I was attracted to comics as a kid and the corner box was a big part of it,” Brooks explained. “I knew what issue number and who I could expect to see in the issue. It was a little preview to tantalize the reader. It was always heads, a full figure, or a micro-scene. No matter what, it enticed me to pick the book up. It’s why I started the #LetMarkCornerbox campaign in earnest on Twitter. It was primarily a joke to express my love for the corner box. It ended up taking on a bit of a life of its own. When C.B. [Cebulski] told me that they’d like this to become a reality, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve penciled well over 100 heads so far. I don’t plan on stopping until Marvel says, 'Okay, that’s enough'- LOL!”

AVENGERS #1 Mark Brooks Corner Box Variant Cover

On Sale 5/17
AVENGERS #1 MARK BROOKS CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER
X-MEN #22 MARK BROOKS CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER

Stay tuned for more CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER reveals in the months ahead!

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X-MEN #22 Mark Brooks Corner Box Variant Cover

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