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BOOM! Studios Reveals All Seven Covers For The Traveler #1

You have so many to choose from.

 Cover A: Scott Clark
Back in July we reported on the upcoming books that will be put out from BOOM! Studios and Stan Lee. Last month we showed you a preview along with the covers for the first book, Soldier Zero. Today, BOOM! has unveiled the SEVEN covers for their second Stan Lee book, The Traveler
The Traveler will be written by Mark Waid with art by Chad Hardin. The story of the Traveler is he  is an agent sent back to save us from the Split Second Men, a group of super-powered assassins from the future who have their own idea on how they want the future to be. What makes this different is the Traveler doesn't follow the rule of "don't mess with history." He wouldn't let Kennedy get shot if he was there. He does what he feels needs to be done and worries about the repercussions later.     
Sounds good to me. Too often we've seen time traveling stories where the main focus was you couldn't affect time. Here, we will see those repercussions. Plus with what Mark Waid's been doing on both Irredeemable and Incorruptible, I will definitely be reading this the day it comes out (perhaps sooner if BOOM! sends it along in advanced...). 
For now, check out the rest of the covers to get a taste of what you can expect. 
 == TEASER == 

 Cover B: Chad Hardin     

 Cover C: 1-in-25 Joe Benitez Variant

   Cover D: 1-in-50 Scott Clark Undressed Variant   

 Cover E: 1-in-75 Chad Hardin Undressed Variant

 Cover F: 1-in-150 Joe Benitez Undressed Variant

 Cover G: 1-in-300 Paul Rivoche, Stan Lee SIGNED Variant
Which cover do you like best?
Posted by sora_thekey

The cape doesn't make this guy look futuristic... but! I am still interested in this book (I mean it is Stan Lee after all!)
I do have to say that the seems around the crotch area on Cover C bother me a bit! Cover B is my Favorite!

Edited by ComiCCloseup

What's up with his boot cover c? lame not interested at all

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

I'm picking this up. and also Soldier zero

Posted by RedK

art looks awesome, plus it's Stan Lee and Mark Waid is doing an awesome job on irredeemable and incoruptable

Posted by Dark Walker

Those look cool, interesting concept, might pick it up if my comic shop has it on the rack if not, oh well.

Posted by Mumbles

this could be good

Posted by darkwolverineUSMC

I like the third cover. That one looks nice.

Edited by Jordanstine

Are those Blue Pinstripes?  J/k. 
But can someone explain to me what is that symbol on his left chest?   
Looks like the continent of Australia. 
Does anyone else feel an Hourman vibe? 
Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

I see Wando new avatar.

Posted by Nick-SV(ril)

Covers B and D are killer.

Posted by damswedon

This was the concept of the three that seems to be the most interesting.

Posted by AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge
@SUPER-MAN 23: I'll read issue 1 of each BEFORE I read a series....
Posted by N7_Normandy

amazing artwork; unfortunately, I don't really have any interest in this book

Posted by Icon

Really looking forward to it. I plan on getting cover A. 

Posted by cbishop

Boom and Dynamite both do comics with great stories.  WHY do they resort to the gimmick of multiple covers?  Whatever happened to the pinup, inside of the books?

Edited by The Impersonator

Messing with history? There has to be a reason why the Traveler came back to the past (present timeline). If the future is controlled by these super-powered assassins, the Traveler comes back in time for this reason. But messing with history like saving Lincoln, Kennedy and preventing 9/11? I don't think he should do that. Whatever happened in the past, it should stay unchanged. If the Traveler alters history, the present timeline and maybe his future would be messed up. The Traveler should just focus on the plan on whatever the assassins are plotting in the past or present. That he can change as long he doesn't interefere saving important historical figures from death.
If Superman went back in time, would he alter history? No. He wished he could but he knows that alterng the timeline would cause drastic events to his timeline. In the Superman movie, he went back to save Lois from the earthquake, which is okay since its the same day backwards. Not years. Plus he cared about her. Even though he wanted to save people in the past, he couldn't alter the timeline. That would be a risk. 
Just like Smallville, Clark couldn't allow Chloe to save Jimmy Olsen from getting killed by Davis Bloome. Chloe was about to use the Legion ring to go back and save him. Clark aleady realized this because altering the timeline would cause an effect even though he wanted to change. Besides he had a tough choice to save Lana or his father, Jonathan Kent.

We all wish bad things would never happened in the past. We wanted to change them but altering the timeline is a major risk. We have to move forward and so does the Traveler.

Posted by ckal

They all look nice. I wonder how this book will be...I'll give it a shot.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

jeez..... i told the spectre not lick the electrical socket!!!!!!
Posted by ComicMan24

B and C are very good.

Posted by GraphicCasualFreak

I like cover D! Cam't wait to read this one...

Posted by omdway

I think this will be like Planetary with a time travelling basis instead of discovering stuff around the world etc. 
Still i think this could be a really good book and show Dr Who a thing or two about time travel.
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

They all look so good. 

Posted by Pizawle

'Tis nice and Waid equals instant buy but the Soldier Zero covers are much cooler.

Posted by ComicCrazy

I really like the look of all these new BOOM studio's characters. This one looks really really good.
Posted by NXH

So, is Stan Lee actually writting this or is he just supervising?

Posted by NexusOfLight
@The Impersonator: I'm pretty sure that's gonna be one of those underlying lessons the Traveler's gonna learn. 
Anyway, Stan Lee and Mark Waid? I'm in.
Posted by blueninjapanther

He looks Awesome.