What Do you Think... About The 'X-Men Evolutions' Variant Covers?

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Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio

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We've grown accustomed to seeing themed variant covers.  We've seen Wolverine Art Appreciation MonthIron Man By Design & Deadpool Month.  There have even been months celebrating 70 years of Captain America & the Fantastic Four.   And let's not forget the repeated Zombie & Vampire themed months.
 
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Marvel haven't announced anything, but a quick look down the solicitations for May 2011 revealed an Uncanny theme.  The phrase " X-Men Evolutions Variant" crops up again & again.   Each cover features one X-Man (or X-Woman) dancing across the page in a dazzling display of their personal fashion hits & misses over the years.   
 
So far we know that 13 titles will feature these fashionable mutants.  The only wardrobes we've had a sneak peek of so far belong to Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde, Rogue & Sabretooth.  But there's no current indication of who else will appear. 
 

The titles to look out for are: 

 
Personally I think the various themed months are cute & sometimes funny.  However, they have yet to convince me to part with any extra cash for the pretty alternative art.  But so far I like the look of these X-Men Evolutions.  It really drives home how far a character has 'evolved'. For instance, Kitty Pryde has blossomed from a little feisty kid into a strong & confident young woman (yet she's not seen sporting her current Mr Freeze-esque goldfish bowl... gee, I wonder why).  Also, the quality of art seems to range depending on which artist has drawn the cover.  Yet so are I think the Emma Frost cover is the most dynamic yet (even though her wardrobe hasn't changed that much).  If Emma looks so natural posing, imagine how former fashion model Psylocke will look!

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So with just over a dozen covers (and one wasted on Sabretooth), who else do you think will have a chance to shine on their own cover?  Cyclops, Magneto & Wolverine seem like natural choices.  But who else would you like to see?  By which artist?  And would you be willing to pay extra for their cover?
#1 Posted by Mercy_ (92783 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the first I've seen or heard of them but I adore them. I'd pay for the Emma one for sure. 

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#2 Posted by jrh7925 (301 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd know he's nowhere near the top of the list, but I'd like to see Havok. I think out of all the X-Men, he's has the most drastically different costumes...

#3 Posted by Morpheus_ (29909 posts) - - Show Bio
 I noticed the covers in the solicits and I must say I've enjoyed all of them thus far.
 
As a gambling man, I say Wolverine will be featured in one. I'm betting on a dark horse, I know.
 
#4 Posted by riri4life (7684 posts) - - Show Bio

Storm would be awsome to see. She's had many costumes and hair-dos over the years.
#5 Posted by Mercy_ (92783 posts) - - Show Bio
@Morpheus_ said:
"  I noticed the covers in the solicits and I must say I've enjoyed all of them thus far.
 
As a gambling man, I say Wolverine will be featured in one. I'm betting on a dark horse, I know.
 
"
:O Wolverine...on a variant cover? 
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#6 Posted by Morpheus_ (29909 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @Morpheus_ said:
"  I noticed the covers in the solicits and I must say I've enjoyed all of them thus far.
 
As a gambling man, I say Wolverine will be featured in one. I'm betting on a dark horse, I know.
 
"
:O Wolverine...on a variant cover?  "
Shocking, isn't it? He's such an underused character.
 
 
Seriously, though, I'd love to see one for Beast.
#7 Posted by Mercy_ (92783 posts) - - Show Bio
@Morpheus_ said:
" @The Dark Huntress said:
" @Morpheus_ said:
"  I noticed the covers in the solicits and I must say I've enjoyed all of them thus far.
 
As a gambling man, I say Wolverine will be featured in one. I'm betting on a dark horse, I know.
 
"
:O Wolverine...on a variant cover?  "
Shocking, isn't it? He's such an underused character.
 
 
Seriously, though, I'd love to see one for Beast.
"
I'm siting here with my mouth open in shock. 
 
And I completely agree. He's an awesome character who has literally evolved.
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#8 Posted by sora_thekey (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

All I can say is, while Emma and Sabertooth had very beautiful pieces of art for variant covers (that are sure to belong as wall poster rather than variant over-priced covers) Rouge and Kitty are not getting the star-treatment love. 
 
I won't be buying these, but I wonder if this has anything to do with X-Men: Prologue

#9 Posted by Virus_Warning (219 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see Cannonball since his costume changes so much
-Virus

#10 Posted by Morpheus_ (29909 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
" I'm siting here with my mouth open in shock. 
 
And I completely agree. He's an awesome character who has literally evolved. "
Indeed, his style has been altered radically through the years.
 
PS - Nice avatar.
#11 Posted by Mercy_ (92783 posts) - - Show Bio
@Morpheus_ said:
" @The Dark Huntress said:
" I'm siting here with my mouth open in shock. 
 
And I completely agree. He's an awesome character who has literally evolved. "
Indeed, his style has been altered radically through the years.
 
PS - Nice avatar.
"
Did you read the issue of Uncanny with him and Molly Hayes? 
 
Thank you. xD
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#12 Posted by iLLituracy (13546 posts) - - Show Bio

Why isn't Kitty in her space suit in hers? Does that mean she's not going to be in it, anymore?

#13 Posted by sora_thekey (8637 posts) - - Show Bio
@iLLituracy: April Solicits suggests she won't
#14 Posted by eldestrisk (672 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow!! I'm looking forward to Cyclops's and specially Warren, hope both of them have one. 

#15 Posted by TypingKira (3555 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is the artist on these, I adore them!!!  
 
It's not that much extra cash, I'd shell out. 

#16 Posted by hydrabob--defunct (14985 posts) - - Show Bio

eww i'm going to have to get a few of these

#17 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10375 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the kitty one and I am going to spend the extra cash for it. 

#18 Posted by oldgum (357 posts) - - Show Bio

Delightful, but I still prefer Deadpool Variant Covers LoL.

#19 Posted by doddy (271 posts) - - Show Bio

 oh i love emma's evolution cover !! but why doesen't  include her gen x costume? i konw the yellow knee high boots was dumb, but since it is called "evolution  cover", they shouldn't  ignore her history in gen x.....i have to saythe art is awesome though.

#20 Posted by SC (14625 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Emma's one here the best, just for the composition (and well art) I wish Rogue's had a bit more zing. Professor X will go from him sitting to standing, to sitting then standing... (unless that decide to let him get a bit freaky with his Morlock uniform ;) 
 
Awh man i miss me some old Rogue uniforms. Beasts one should be fun. Psylocke's is going to be confusing... wouldn't mind a Dani Moonstar one myself, she had some cool looks.

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#21 Posted by jordama (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this, usually the varients are just kinda meh, but these look really nice
#22 Posted by ComicMan24 (147411 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad.

#23 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio
@jrh7925: Havok?  Black with white circles, black with white circles, black with white circles, Goblin loin cloth, black with white circles... ;) 
 
@riri4life:  Yeah, Storm is pretty much guaranteed to be one.  I bet that one will be in demand ;)  It'd be worth it for the mohawk alone! 
 
@Morpheus_:     Who is this... Wulvereen you speak of?  I'd love to the see the 'evolution' of Beast too.  From speccy college athlete to grey fluffy, blue fluffy,
 

@iLLituracy: Sadly, Kitty's still wearing the dork suit in all the other solicitations.  I think they've just gone for the more iconic & recognisable images.  The human light-bulb does nothing for her.
 
 
@sora_thekey:  Yeah, they would definitely make great posters!  In fact, they'd be better as posters than as comic covers :)
 
 
@eldestrisk: Cyclops will be varying blue body condomns with a black leather jacket thrown in the mix ;)  But I'd personally like to see Angel :) 
 
 
@TypingKira:   Which one do you want to know the artist for?  All the ones who've been announced so far are listed in the OP :)
 
 
@haydenclaireheroes:     Cool!  The Kitty one was the first one that caught my eye :)
 
 
@oldgum:  Oh, I'm sure there'll be a Deadpool too!  DP in red & black, DP in black & red, DP in orange & blue, DP in black & white...
 
 
@Virus_Warning:     Ooooh, yes!  A Cannonball cover would be nice!  But I suspect he & the other New Mutant graduates wont have a chance to shine. 
 
@doddy:      I thought that too.  But Gen X & Cable's X-Force have pretty much been swept under the carpet & ignored :( 
 
@SC:  Ha ha!  Xavier in various seated & standing poses!! :D
#24 Posted by Jake Fury (21294 posts) - - Show Bio

*steals the Kitty Pryde one for my new background pic*
#25 Posted by MatKrenz (1513 posts) - - Show Bio

How many has Madrox gotten anyways,since I would love to see him with these covers. 
 
I can imagine it now with each of his dupes wearing the uniform.
#26 Posted by Yumulu (764 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like Gambit; Jubilee covers by James Jean orJoao Ruas. Meh I would settle for a Nightcrawler or even Dazzler.

#27 Posted by Raionherustsu (30 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:
" Professor X will go from him sitting to standing, to sitting then standing... "
This made me lol so hard. It's probably true though.
 
The Emma variant is my favorite, but like someone else said, they should have included one of her Generation X costumes. Either the jumpsuit with yellow boots or her white leather teacher outfit. 
I actually like Rogue's... not as dynamic as it could've been but the costumes chosen were pretty good.
#28 Posted by doddy (271 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:

 Professor X will go from him sitting to standing, to sitting then standing...

lol lol lol
btw, why is professor back in a wheelchair in  x-men: prelude...?
#29 Posted by bleedingheart (476 posts) - - Show Bio

I know she probably wouldn't get drawn, but I would LOVE a Moonstar one. She is one of my favorites, and her fashion has changed quite a bit over the ages... godkiller bad@$$ery would be worth it alone.

#30 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7683 posts) - - Show Bio

Kitty was so cute XD

#31 Posted by sora_thekey (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

It's probably less likely since he's dead, but I want a Nightcrawler one!

#32 Posted by Baddamdog (2822 posts) - - Show Bio

Please, please PLEASE let there be a Psylocke one!!!

#33 Posted by Virus_Warning (219 posts) - - Show Bio
@MatKrenz: 
Agreed. One of Jamie would be funny since his costume has changed and he's gotten a lot smaller.  A lot smaller
-Virus
#34 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio
Venom #3 X-Men Evolutions Variant
@sora_thekey
said:
" It's probably less likely since he's dead, but I want a Nightcrawler one! "
That didn't stop a Sabretooth cover (unless he's recently been permanently resurrected ): 
 
@Yumulu: Dazzler would be fun! 


 @bleedingheart:  Dani has undergone a lot of evolving too!  But most of it her powers (and codenames)  She had a fair few fashion disasters ;) 
 
X-Men: Prelude #1
@doddy
said:
"lol lol lol btw, why is professor back in a wheelchair in  x-men: prelude...? "
Really?  Where's that?  He's standing on the cover...
 
@Baddamdog said:
" Please, please PLEASE let there be a Psylocke one!!! "
It would be cool if they did Psylocke, but started with her blonde hair... or her Captain Britain outfit :)
#35 Posted by doddy (271 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:


X-Men: Prelude #1 @doddy said:

"lol lol lol btw, why is professor back in a wheelchair in  x-men: prelude...? "
Really?  Where's that?  He's standing on the cover...
 
 X-MEN: PRELUDE #1 black and white preview art......
#36 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio
@doddy: Cool art, thanks!  Hopefully it's a flashback.  I hate it when writers can't come up with decent characterisation so they put him back in the wheelchair... or back on his feet again.
#37 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the pictures of Kitty Pryde, Rouge and Emma Frost costumes through the ages... I love their costumes "evolution". Favorite part of a superhero is their costumes.
#38 Posted by doddy (271 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:

" @doddy: Cool art, thanks!  Hopefully it's a flashback.  I hate it when writers can't come up with decent characterisation so they put him back in the wheelchair... or back on his feet again. "

you are welcome~~ :)
i'm not sure whether it's a flashback or not...
this is another one ...professor sitting in a chair? or a wheelchair  ? 
the art is awesome!
 
#39 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio
@doddy: Oh dear... suddenly I'm dreading May :(
#40 Posted by MissBritain (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda like them. Might try to get the Emma one, at least. Wish they were actually on relevant comics, though. It's a weird trend of slapping on variant covers that have nothing to do with the actual title (e.g. the Super Hero Squad variants).

#41 Posted by nicknicholby (528 posts) - - Show Bio

Dazzler and Boom Boom.  They both have had many changes.  And from your recent profile I learned that you are also a Boom Boom lover

#42 Posted by jordama (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

have they all been revealed yet or are they slowly being released?
#43 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio
@nicknicholby: Oh yes!  Although she's not the fashion diva she used to be... Artists are so lazy, they keep drawing her in the NextWave red dress.   
 

@jordama: They weren't announced, it was just some of them popped up in the solicitations.  I'll keep an eye out, buthopefully other people will add them if they find more :)
#44 Posted by uncanny89 (872 posts) - - Show Bio

The variants that id like to see, other than the Emma one, are; 
 
Psylocke 
Storm 
Nightcrawler 
Beast 

#45 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2321 posts) - - Show Bio

Im a big fan of those covers just because I ike seeing a character's progression and it's fun to see some of their old costumes 
But emma doesn't really have much variation in her look so her's bores me XD

#46 Edited by A-Strondinaire (416 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I love art like this Rogue's are just awful her Eyebrows are non existent and it has no dynamic like Emma heck Kitty's wasn't too bad.

#47 Edited by DEGRAAF (8337 posts) - - Show Bio

I look forward to the covers but i wont be buying any of these i bet
#48 Posted by miki (1235 posts) - - Show Bio

 that are truly beautiful and I would like to see other Marvel characters

#49 Posted by queenfrost_ (2611 posts) - - Show Bio

Dazzler needs one!

#50 Posted by sora_thekey (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Renaud posted his cover on DeviantArt: 

AVENGERS #13
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
X-Men Evolutions Variant by PAUL RENAUD
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN
The God of Fear has come to Earth and the only thing standing between it and world domination are Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Can the Avengers stand against an evil older than time itself? Or will even the strongest heroes on the planet fall? Prepare to face Fear Itself! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99    

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