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Published November 30, 2022

Marvel Celebrates Black History Month with Variant Covers, Backup Stories, and More

Check out new artwork and learn about some of the ways Marvel Comics will honor Black History Month this year.

Last month at New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics announced some of the exciting things coming your way as it celebrates Black History Month this February with various new series centered about Black heroes and creators and a new edition of Marvel’s Voices anthology series, MARVEL'S VOICES: WAKANDA FOREVER. Today, fans can discover more about the stories and creators that await in MARVEL’S VOICES: WAKANDA FOREVER, check out all four Black History Month Variant Covers, and learn about special Black History Month Backup Stories that will appear in select issues throughout February.  

MARVEL’S VOICES: WAKANDA FOREVER #1 will feature five all-new stories spotlighting the iconic heroes of Wakanda and brought to life by an incredible lineup of both fan-favorite creators and talent fresh to the Marvel Universe. Join them as they grow and expand the inimitable world of Wakanda in these tales of myth, adventure, strife, and more! 

  • T’Challa’s grandfather, Azzuri, learns a lesson as a teenager that will have a dramatic impact on Wakanda’s present in a moving story by writer Adam Serwer (WAKANDA) and Marvel Studios storyboard artist Todd Harris!
  • It’s the debut of the LAST Black Panther in the far future of Wakanda in a revelatory tale written and drawn by Juni Ba (BLACK PANTHER, Image Comics’ Monkey Meat)
  • T’Challa must grapple with a crisis of faith and goes to a surprising ally to help get him through it in a thrilling tale by writer Karama Horne, author of the recent Black Panther: Protectors of Wakanda book, and artist Alitha E. Martinez, known for her work on BLACK PANTHER and MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN
  • Learn what length Shuri will go to in order to protect Wakanda from a devastating attack from a dangerous new foe in an action-packed story by Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande, the team behind the recently announced I AM IRON MAN limited series
  • A new Dora Milaje trainee must accomplish one last thing to earn her place: defeat Okoye in combat! Witness this breathtaking battle in this story by Eisner Award-winning writer Sheena Howard and artist Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs)
  • Plus all-new essays and interviews about all things Wakanda!  

“Ever since we first started bringing Marvel’s Voices into our comics back in 2020, it’s been so inspiring to see our stories grow and evolve, bringing up a fantastic lineup of new characters and creators,” said Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “Looking ahead to 2023, we’re excited to expand the anthology series to broaden our focus on characters and families, giving our writers, editors, and readers more stories and more characters in the grand tradition of MARVEL'S VOICES.” 

In addition, Marvel’s Black History Month Variant Covers are back, giving some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists a chance to spotlight some of the most iconic Black super heroes in fiction. This year, fans can find these stunning covers on four titles and each issue will also have a special backup story starring that very character!

SCARLET WITCH #2 Black History Month Variant Cover by Ernanda Souza

On Sale 2/1
MOON KNIGHT #20 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by CHRIS ALLEN
SCARLET WITCH #2 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

On Sale 2/15
SPIDER-MAN #5 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by KAREN S. DARBOE
MARVEL'S VOICES - WAKANDA FOREVER #1 
Written by JUNI BA, MUREWA AYODELE, ADAM SERWE, SHEENA HOWARD & KARAMA HORNE! 
Art by JUNI BA, DOTUN AKANDE, TODD HARRIS, MARCUS WILLIAMS & ALITHA E. MARTINEZ!
Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On Sale 2/22
THOR #31 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by KEN LASHLEY

Check out the covers now and stay tuned in the coming months for more news about Marvel Comics’ Black History Month celebration!

You can grab these comics and more digitally or at your favorite local comic book shop. Be sure to ask your local shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries, and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com or by visiting Marvel.com/LoveComicShops.

For digital comics, all purchases in the Marvel Comics app can be read on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users! Download the app on iOS and Android now!

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SCARLET WITCH #2 Black History Month Variant Cover by Ernanda Souza

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