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Variant Cover for Death of Wolverine released! 0

Marvel's just released Variant Cover for Death of Wolverine #4. Artist Greg Land and colorist Frank D’Armata.

Marvel said: "So we wanted to commemorate his end with one final image that speaks to every era of Wolverine. Greg Land did an amazing job of capturing each of the many faces of Logan – from his first appearance to the Weapon X program days and more".

The comic book arrives on stands on Wednesday, October 15th.

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Axel Alonso - editor in chief at Marvel - explains everything about Spider Woman #1 cover! 0

Milo Manara's Spider Woman #1 cover is still getting negative reviews and this keeps on going for 2 weeks now. Axel Alonso took an interview 2 days ago with the guys from Comic Book Resources, talked about the variant cover and apologized for the mixed message it sent. That doesn't mean that he won't do more Milo Manara's variants, due to his huge fan base and how of a good artist he makes.

Here's how Axel explains in more detail the cover:

"It's a limited edition variant that is aimed at collectors. While we would not have published this as the main cover to the book, we were comfortable publishing this as a variant that represented one artist's vision of the character[...]".

Here's the good news for those who were "sensitive" about it: It is not the official cover for the issue.

" It is a collector's item that is set aside or special ordered by completists -- and it doesn't reflect the sensibility or tone of the series any more than the Skottie Young variant or Rocket and Groot "Spider-Woman" variants.[...]"

The thing is that all that scandal about the cover happened when he was away in Korea. Axel states the fact that they are not perfect and they are doing the best job they can. Also the industry is not only about male superheroes, therefore these kind of discussions will be brought up from time to time by fans.

So don't make such a big deal about it, it's just a limited edition cover.


What if Marvel released sexy variant covers for male superheroes? 0

For the past week everybody talked about the cover of the upcoming Spider-Woman #1.

Some say that she looks like a creepy Michael Jackson or her face & head looks like it's on wrong. At the beginning everybody said it's too sexual. After that, they looked closely at the artwork and said it's bad.

We've seen Spiderman strike similar poses many times in the past. It makes sense for a hero(ine) with spider-like abilities to emulate spiders. I've asked some opinions on Reddit and here's what somebody said: "This isn't just an issue with this cover though. It's really an issue with the way most super-hero(in)es are drawn. Many artists really don't draw clothing right. They basically draw it as if it perfectly followed the contours of human skin. Even when it would stretch over gaps".

BUT: What if Marvel released sexy variant covers for male superheroes? Would you react the same? Take a look.

Image source: Comic Book Resources

ART Credits: Captain America - Lou Harrison
Drax - Bret Blevins, Tom Smith
Iron Man - Tom Morgan, Tom Smith
Morbius - Gary Barker, Jimmy Palmiotti, Tom Smith
Namor - Joe Quesada, Tom Palmer, Tom Smith
Nova - Joe Phillips, John Dell, Jung Choi
Punisher - Cindy Martin, Arthur Nichols, Tom Smith
Spider-Man - Christopher Hawkes
Thor - Lou Harrison
Wolverine - Steve Lightle, Tom Smith


Which one is your favorite then?