Published October 26, 2023

David Bardin Spotlights Iconic Marvel Rogues Galleries in New Deadly Foes Variant Covers

The new variant cover collection will adorn next year's Giant-Size titles, starting with January's 'Giant-Size Spider-Man' #1.

A hero is only as good as their villains, and the Marvel Universe is home to some of the greatest!

Next year, see the most iconic rogues galleries in all of pop culture spotlighted in new DEADLY FOES VARIANT COVERS. Acclaimed illustrator Dave Bardin depicts Marvel’s super heroes with a lineup of their fiercest foes in these wonderful pieces that will adorn next year’s GIANT-SIZE titles. Capturing even the most evil characters in his charming style, Bardin’s eye-catching covers are a ride through Marvel history spotlighting the villains that have challenged our heroes the most! 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of GIANT-SIZE titles, next year’s GIANT-SIZE comics will honor the epic scale of the original Giant-Size storytelling of the 1970s. From the debut of the all-new, all-different X-Men to the wedding of Vision and Scarlet Witch, GIANT-SIZE was home to some of the most legendary Marvel stories.

The new GIANT-SIZE one-shots will be packed with all-new landmark moments in the Marvel mythos, starting with the first showdown between the next generation’s Spider-Man and Venom in Cody Ziglar and Iban Coello’s GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1! Dylan Brock has a bone…or a brain…to pick with Miles Morales in this special Spidey story that can’t be missed! In addition, the new GIANT-SIZE issues will include backup reprints of key stories, giving readers a gigantic dose of Marvel brilliance, past and present!

GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 Deadly Foes Variant Cover by Dave Bardin

On Sale 1/10
GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 Deadly Foes Variant Cover by Dave Bardin

Coming Later Next Year
Deadly Foes Variant Cover by Dave Bardin
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 Deadly Foes Variant Cover by Dave Bardin
GIANT-SIZE DAREDEVIL #1 Deadly Foes Variant Cover by Dave Bardin

See the first four DEADLY FOES VARIANT COVERS today which includes Hulk, Spider-Man, and Daredevil alongside their rogues galleries, as well as the Original X-Men with their Silver Age adversaries. Stay more to be revealed in the months ahead along with more GIANT-SIZE TITLE announcements!

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GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 Deadly Foes Variant Cover by Dave Bardin


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