Trust Marvel to find the single most awesome way to include fans in their comics!
With 21 variants of cosplayers as our favourite heroes, Marvel may have actually discovered a way to make comics even geekier than the photographic covers of the ’90s.
Of the 21 lined-up covers, here’re 19 (not pictured: Sam Wilson Captain America ft. Eddie Newsome, and a “Classified” title).
“Cosplayers are taking over,” says Marvel’s Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Each convention I go to, it seems like there are more and more fans dressing up like their favourite Marvel characters. These homemade, hand-crafted costumes are so elaborate, it looks like they leapt off the comic page. The Cosplay Variant initiative is our way of supporting a community that supports us.”