Published February 26, 2019

'Marvels' Will Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary with 20 Variant Covers

Get a preview of 12 of the covers featuring art by Daniel Acuna, Leinil Yu, and more!

Marvels Variant Cover of UnCanny X-Men

Back in 1994, MARVELS took comic book fans on a nostalgic journey with its four-issue miniseries written by Kurt Busiek with art by Alex Ross in the book that put the latter on the Marvel map. As seen through the eyes of photographer Phil Sheldon, MARVELS told the origin stories of Marvel Super Heroes in a way that set itself apart in the mid-1990s. Ross's stunning artwork was a departure from the way comics generally looked throughout the decade, instead taking on a more painterly, vintage look -- all designed to make Marvel's classic characters appear as close to real as possible.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of MARVELS, 20 comics will feature variant covers this spring that will pay tribute to Ross's work and the old-fashioned look of classic comics. Here is the complete list of artists whose work will appear on upcoming issues of Marvel Comics, and you can see a gallery of 12 of the covers below:

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 by Daniel Acuna
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 by Mark Brooks
  • AVENGERS #20 by Paolo Rivera
  • BLACK PANTHER #13 by David Mack
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #12 by Julian Totino Tedesco
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 by Mico Suayan
  • CHAMPIONS #6 by In-Hyuk Lee
  • CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7 by Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Aneke (inks), and Dean White (colors)
  • DAREDEVIL #7 by Leinil Yu (pencils) and Sunny Gho (colors)
  • DEADPOOL #13 by Adi Granov
  • DOCTOR STRANGE #18 by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), and Matt Hollingsworth (colors)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #11 by Nick Bradshaw (pencils) and John Rauch (colors)
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 by Gerald Parel
  • IMMORTAL HULK #19 by Greg Smallwood
  • MARVEL TEAM-UP #3 by Marcos Martin
  • SAVAGE AVENGERS #2 by Tomm Coker (pencils) and Michael Garland (colors)
  • THOR #14 by Yasmine Putri
  • TONY STARK: IRON MAN #13 by Clayton Crain
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #19 by Phil Noto
  • VENOM #15 by Simone Bianchi

Click through the gallery below to see some of these marvelous covers:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 by Daniel Acuna