Posted by G-Man (32259 posts) - - Show Bio

Variant covers aren't new. We've been seeing them for a while now. What makes a variant worth looking at is when it can stand out from the rest.

Today, Marvel has announced a slew of upcoming variants labeled as "Avengers Art Appreciation." Marvel is answering the question of what the Avengers might have looked like if they "existed throughout the ages." During April, the covers of your favorite series will sport Avengers covers in the styles of the world's greatest artists like Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Monet, and more. These covers will be done by today's artists like Alex Maleev, Michael Kaluta, Gabriele Dell'otto, Greg Horn, Gerald Parel and more.

Check them out below:

AGE OF APOCALPSE #2

Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN NAUCK

== TEASER ==

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683

Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

AVENGERS #25

Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #2

Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

DAREDEVIL #11

Variant Cover by STEFFI SCHUTZEE

FANTASTIC FOUR #605

Variant Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA

INCREDIBLE HULK #7

Variant Cover by CHARLES PAUL WILSON III

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515

Variant Cover by GREG HORN

SECRET AVENGERS #26

Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES

UNCANNY X-FORCE #24

Variant Cover by JULIAN TOTINO

UNCANNY X-MEN #11

Variant Cover by GREG HORN

WINTER SOLDIER #4

Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

WOLVERINE #304

Variant Cover by Gurihiru

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9

Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV

X-MEN #27

Variant Cover by KHOI PHAM

Who's going to collect them all?

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#1 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

This is love. If there was ever a time I would fight over/ pay extra for variants, that time is now.

#2 Posted by BurnSide (53 posts) - - Show Bio

wow, just wow!

#3 Posted by Deadknight (635 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely some of the more interesting variant covers I've seen in a while. A fun mix of bold, surreal, and even cute covers.

#4 Posted by Asok (336 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Amazing Spider-Man one.

#5 Posted by ARMIV2 (8432 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man, those are all so awesome! I really can't say I've got a favorite out of the lot!

#6 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers #25 is the best one! Awesome!

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32999 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the Winter Solider one

#8 Posted by Deadcool (6810 posts) - - Show Bio

MFW Wolverine #304

THOR-Like
#9 Posted by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

Michael Kaluta. HUGE fan of his work, excited to see his art here, very impressed. Very interesting assortment of variants-perhaps too many but they are still great to look at.

#10 Posted by sdunham818 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Very Cool!

#11 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

where's nick fury ? why isn't he on the cover with the rest of the avengers?

#12 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01: Prolly left out to avoid confusion and disconsent. For me it would make sense to show off the white Nick Fury but that would not be wise marketing for the movie coming out in May and people would have out cries about Sammy J Nick Fury on 616 Marvel covers.

#13 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite is the last one.

#14 Posted by thanosrules (546 posts) - - Show Bio

Poor Hulk...

These are fantastic! I may have to buy some Variants now...

Does anyone know what 1 out of ## these will be?

#15 Posted by BatClaw89 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

whats the appeal?

#16 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9001 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked all the covers. They all had great art work and they were very creative

#17 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

This is adorable.

#18 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12931 posts) - - Show Bio

Winnie The Pooh variant is so full of epicness Wolverine 304 and AMS 683 are awesome as well

#19 Posted by Outside_85 (8680 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder if there will be a Hulk as Atlas, standing with the earth on his shoulders? (continuing from the statue cover)

But nice covers.

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#20 Posted by SUPER-MAN 23 (1999 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome

#21 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (2230 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as these look great, I'll never understand why Marvel insists on doing these series of Variant covers with one theme across all the series when they have nothing to do with at least 80% of them.

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#22 Posted by lemontron (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet art!

#23 Posted by saoakden (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#24 Posted by Hector (446 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW! These are friggen awesome!

#25 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. Incredible Hulk was lovely.

#26 Posted by Lvenger (19286 posts) - - Show Bio

These are all really awesome covers. I really like the Avengers #25 one and the Secret Avengers one.

#27 Posted by pikahyper (11898 posts) - - Show Bio

That Amazing Spider-Man variant is freakin epic O.O

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#28 Posted by LordXorn (34 posts) - - Show Bio

So can I just mail Marvel my money for these right now, even the comics I don't read I want!

#29 Posted by Maki_P (275 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesquipedalophobe said:

This is adorable.

#30 Posted by The Impersonator (5369 posts) - - Show Bio

Artistic!

#31 Posted by CitizenJP (596 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow these are so amazing! I love the Hulk being stuck in the "werm hole" thing lol.

#32 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW, pure awesomeness!!

@sesquipedalophobe said:

This is adorable.

Sweetie :D
#33 Posted by sora_thekey (8161 posts) - - Show Bio

These are all amazing but... expensive!

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#34 Posted by BlackArmor (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!!!!!!

still not paying extra though ;)

#35 Posted by The Poet (8335 posts) - - Show Bio

very cute :)

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#36 Posted by Pounder_McJones (16 posts) - - Show Bio

these are....AWESoooME

#37 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7668 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice :)

#38 Posted by Sammo21 (692 posts) - - Show Bio

These are the greatest variants ever. I hope they sell prints.

#39 Posted by SpidermanWins (3982 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha ha these are great.=)

#40 Posted by Mumbles (846 posts) - - Show Bio

loving all of them

#41 Posted by mikeclark1982 (424 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Mighty Monarch: come on. with marvel you know you are going to pay a pretty penny for something which wont sell.

#42 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

I WANT THEM ALL AS POSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#43 Posted by Owie (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool idea, although most of them aren't really as art-historically allusive as I'd like for an "art appreciation" series. The Fantastic Four, Secret Avengers, X-Force, and Winter Soldier ones are the nicest.

#44 Posted by Emperormeister734 (808 posts) - - Show Bio

diggin the uncanny x force

#45 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4235 posts) - - Show Bio

My eyes hurt from awesome...

#46 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

Woah! I dig^^

Gorgeous art all around!

#47 Posted by Maniac2312 (927 posts) - - Show Bio

Some nice ones, but um, no thank you. I would buy a few as prints though.

#48 Posted by nahadef (33 posts) - - Show Bio

The Crhistian Nuack and Mike Kaluta covers are phenomenal! Kaluta totally captured the Little Nemo lines and mood. I thought it was Mucha at first.