Starting this June…
Cool news out of Marvel: The House of Ideas is launching a line of George Perez variant covers featuring never-before-published art — starting with four issues in June: Fantastic Four #8, The Avengers #2, Scarlet Witch Annual #1 and The Incredible Hulk #1.
“Working with his estate, Marvel Comics has collected rare drawings from George’s archives and starting in June, these pieces will be beautifully restored, colored, and showcased on the covers of select Marvel releases,” reads the publisher’s press release. “These covers spotlight George’s legendary depictions of Marvel’s greatest heroes, giving fans an opportunity to reflect on his groundbreaking work on the genre.”
“George Pérez may no longer be with us, but his work is immortal,” Marvel VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “And so it’s a delight to be able to share these seldom-seen pieces by George done throughout his career with all of his legions of fans.”
“George loved his fans. He loved meeting them and he loved drawing for them. His joy was evident in every smile, hug and stroke of his pen,” Constance Eza of The George Perez Trust said. “We are beyond thrilled and grateful that Marvel has conceived of this cover program to showcase some of his commissioned works to be enjoyed by fans the world over. We miss him terribly, but his art is part of a legacy that will continue to resonate for years to come. We hope you enjoy these never before published covers!”
The George Perez Variant Covers will also be available as virgin covers, the company said.
Here’s the rest of the art Marvel released:
Fantastic Four #8 is due June 7. The Avengers #2, Scarlet Witch Annual #1 and The Incredible Hulk #1 are due June 21.
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March 23, 2023
I’m honestly blown away by this rare art from the late George Perez.
March 24, 2023
Release the unvarnished sketch covers!