Marvel Showcases Cosplayers on September Variant Covers

Posted by at 10:56 am on August 21, 2015

Marvel CosplayMarvel revealed on Friday it’s plans to release variant covers to its popular comic titles that feature fans in cosplay.While cosplayers are frequently seen at conventions, they are now bringing their favorite comic book characters to life in a brand-new way.┬áThe cosplayers grace the covers of more than 20 Marvel titles, which include them in costume as Ant-Man, Spider-Gwen, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Iron Man, Captain America and more.

“Cosplayers are taking over,” says David Gabriel, Marvel’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Each convention I go to, it seems like there are more and more fans dressing up like their favorite Marvel characters. These homemade, hand-crafted costumes are so elaborate, it looks like they leapt off the comic page. The Cosplay Variant initiative is our way of supporting a community that supports us.”

The titles and their associated cosplayers are as follows:

1. A-Force #1 Cosplay Variant by Jay Justice

2. All-New Inhumans #1 Cosplay Variant by Yaya Han

3. Amazing Spider-Man #1 Cosplay Variant by Aaron Rivin

4. Astonishing Ant-Man #1 Cosplay Variant by SoloRoboto Industries

5. Avengers #0 Cosplay Variant by Michael Cox

6. Captain Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant by Judy Stephens

7. Daredevil #1 Cosplay Variant by Patrick ‘Rick’ Lane

8. Doctor Strange #1 Cosplay Variant by Allen Lee Hansard

9. Extraordinary X-Men #1 Cosplay Variant by Amanda Lynne Shafer

10. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Cosplay Variant by Contagious Costuming

11. Invincible Iron Man #1 Cosplay Variant by Dale Oliver

12. Ms. Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant by Soni Balestier

13. Nova #1 Cosplay Variant by Cap Santiago

14. Sam Wilson Captain America #1 Cosplay Variant by Eddie Newsome

15. Spider-Gwen #1 Cosplay Variant by Kathrine Zan

16. Spider-Woman #1 Cosplay Variant by Yashuntafun Cosplay

17. The Mighty Thor #1 Cosplay Variant by Sarah Jean Maefs

Thor cosplay female

18. The Mighty Thor #2 Cosplay Variant by Kevin Spooner

19. Uncanny Avengers #1 Cosplay Variant by Miss Kit Quinn

20. Uncanny Inhumans #1 Cosplay Variant by Kalel Sean


The variant covers will hit local comic shops starting in October.

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