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Image Comics Is Raising Money for Planned Parenthood With Women’s History Month Variant Covers

Each day, more people seem to be joining the fight against Trump's administration. Now, Image Comics is stepping up with a series of variant covers to benefit Planned Parenthood

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[UPDATED] Frank Cho Walks Off of Wonder Woman, Citing “Censorship” and “Political Agendas”

Frank Cho, who you may know from his "sexy cover art" antics on Spider-Gwen (and more), has walked off of working on a series of Wonder Woman variant covers.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6 Cover Reveal & Book One Solicit Info

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #666

The Mary Sue is pleased to exclusively announce both the first collected edition of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the covers and solicit info for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6.

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Singer Chris Daughtry Joins the Comics Industry With His First Batman Cover

You may know Chris Daughtry best for his music, or at least for being one of the success stories to come out of FOX's American Idol. But did you know that he's also a visual artist who's dreamed about drawing comics? Well his dreams came through this week on a special variant cover on Batman #50 celebrating the release of Batman v Superman.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Chip Zdarksy on the Renaissance of Jughead, “The Teen I Wanted to Become”


It's hard to imagine a writer who would be a better fit to write Jughead than Chip Zdarsky, and Jughead #1 (out tomorrow!), proves that. After reading the hilarious, surreal, and surprisingly sentimental first issue, we spoke to Zdarsky over email about collaborating with Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson, making sense of Jughead's obsessions, and whether or not Howard and Jughead would get along.

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Marvel’s Spider-Gwen Getting Her Own Ongoing Comic This Fall

Does whatever a spider....ken?

Raise your hand if you love Spider-Gwen. Well, you are in luck, because the latest addition to the Spider Family is getting a brand new ongoing series next month, and we've got some preview images for you!

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Marvel Comics Celebrates Cosplayers With New Variants

She-Hulk buy!

Marvel's newest round of variants celebrates cosplayers!

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DC Comics Gives Props to Our Other Childhood Heroes, the Looney Tunes, on Their November Variant Covers

I tawt I taw a puddy Tatwoman!

Obviously, the DC Universe contains some of our favorite heroes. However, let's not forget some other heroes from our childhood landscape. I'm speaking, of course, about the awesome characters from Looney Tunes, who are being duly recognized by being included on DC's November variant covers. Check out some of our favorites below!

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Preview: Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1


Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps will be flying onto shelves this June, and in the meantime we've got a preview as well as several variants to get you hype.

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Victory is Ours! DC Comics Debuting New Bombshells Series and Variant Covers This Summer

"A story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines."

"DC Comics Bombshells is one of the wildest things I’ve ever had the pleasure to create—a story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines, in a crisis that defines themselves as well as their generation."

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Marvel’s Groot #1 Preview & Variant Covers Feature Space-Sharks, Rocket, and Spider-Gwen


Groot Groot Groot Groot, Groot Groot Groot. Groot.

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DC Cancels Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Following “Threats of Violence and Harassment”

In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.

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That Batgirl Variant Cover: What It Means To New Readers

Sometimes, it's OK to not be beholden to all of comics history.

By now, you know that there is a series of variant covers that DC Comics is putting out across all their titles in June to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their most popular villain, The Joker (like the one above by Javier Pulido for Catwoman #41). He's certainly a complex, frightening villain who's worth celebrating. You might also have heard that, while many of these covers are great and creative uses of the character, there is one cover in particular that's been giving many people pause.

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Wait, Why’s There A Star Wars Variant Cover For Princess Leia #1 That Doesn’t Have Princess Leia On It?

You nerf herder!

Color me a bit naive, but when I'm buying a comic book named after a particular character, I usually expect that character to be on the cover. You know. Just as a general rule.

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Here’s Your First Look At The “Women of Marvel” Variant Covers Coming This March

Yay talented ladies!

Despite the fact that DC Comics and Marvel are slowly, sloooowly geting better when it comes featuring different types of gender, racial, and body diversity in their books, the behind-the-scenes ratio of male to female comic creators leaves something to be desired. So it's cool to see that in March, Marvel will be doing a special variant cover event to highlight their pool of female artists. But is it enough?

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Holy Medusa, Phil Noto’s Retro Marvel Variants Are Effin’ Gorgeous

All of the glamour of the '70s without the platform shoes.

Phil Noto's work as an artist has always been exceptional (his current run on Black Widow in particular), so it's not surprising that Marvel would one day give him the opportunity to spread his awesomeness across their entire universe. But these variant covers for February are really something else.

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You’re Going to Want to Buy All These Gorgeous LEGO Marvel Variant Covers

Start saving your money now, nerds!

LEGO and Marvel have been joining forces recently to make my eleven-year-old self foam at the mouth with rabid glee. First they put out the amazing Super Hero minifigure sets last year (now's where I would brag about my Hawkeye minifigure if I knew where the heck I put it). Then they released the trailer for the Marvel Superhero LEGO PC game. Now they've announced that in September, several comic book titles will put out LEGO variant covers featuring your favorite characters all adorable and LEGO-fied. I'm not a big variant collector, but I might camp out at my local comic book store for these.

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Justice League of America Launch Includes Variant Cover for Each State, Puerto Rico, and D.C.

Comic books and variant covers go together like sandwiches and bread. Sure, comics could exist without them, but it just wouldn't be the same. DC Comics knows this all too well, apparently. As part of the February launch of their Justice League of America title, the first issue will include 52 distinct variant covers. When they say "America," they totally mean all of it. Each state will get their own variant, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Seriously.

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Crossoverlicious: Marvel Does Tron Variant Covers

When the Marvel/Disney merger was made official, a lot of people immediately plundered the wide ranging crossover potential, from Spider-Man in Kingdom Hearts to a Beast buddy movie. Today we see the first shamelessly tied in fruit of that union, in the form of a series of variant covers for Marvel's November titles, where ten of Marvel's biggest characters get reinterpreted Tron-style.

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