New “X-Men” and “Avengers” Variant Covers Coming in July

All year long, superstar artist Mark Brooks is helping Marvel Comics celebrate the 60th anniversaries of the Avengers and the X-Men with new Corner Box variant covers. Marvel shared a first look at two of those covers.

  • Utilizing the classic comic book tradition of corner boxes in a unique new way, Brooks depicts lineups and characters from throughout both team’s histories.
  • Today, fans can check out the two installments that will debut in July, adorning “Avengers #3″ and “X-Men #24.”
  • For this duo, Brooks takes things back to the ‘80s, a decade that was home to some of the Avengers and X-Men’s greatest stories.
  • On “Avengers #3’s” Corner Box Cover, see how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes expanded in the decade with new faces like Tigra, She-Hulk, and Monica Rambeau.

Avengers #3 Corner Box Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

Avengers #3 Corner Box Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

  • And on “X-Men #24’s” Corner Box Cover, Brooks chose to honor the saga that changed the mutant mythos forever by giving Phoenix a gorgeous solo spotlight.

X-Men #24 Corner Box Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

X-Men #24 Corner Box Variant Cover by Mark Brooks

What they’re saying:

  • Artist Mark Brooks: “There are many reasons why I was attracted to comics as a kid and the corner box was a big part of it. I knew what issue number and who I could expect to see in the issue. It was a little preview to tantalize the reader. It was always heads, a full figure, or a micro-scene. No matter what, it enticed me to pick the book up. It’s why I started the #LetMarkCornerbox campaign in earnest on Twitter. It was primarily a joke to express my love for the corner box. It ended up taking on a bit of a life of its own. When C.B. [Cebulski] told me that they’d like this to become a reality, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve penciled well over 100 heads so far. I don’t plan on stopping until Marvel says, 'Okay, that’s enough!'”