Marvel Comics To Revisit Classic Cover Boxes
Marvel Comics has enlisted iconic artist Joe Jusko to lead the charge for its upcoming series of cover box variant covers.
The series drops in February 2017 and it promises to be a visual feast for those that appreciate the beauty of the art-form.
A consistent question when such releases are planned is ‘what is a cover box?’
Often referred to as a stamp, a cover box was once a tool that allowed customers to identify a book on a well stocked shelf.
Located in the top left corner, the small square image contained an image of the title character and perhaps a villain that wreaked havoc in the plot.
When browsing for something specific, the cover box made life very easy at the shop.
Collectors appreciate the thumbnail-size images as they are reminders of the golden age.
On Thursday, eight-out-of-20 plus classic cover boxes were revealed by Marvel.
The company also issued a press statement that displayed their enthusiasm for the upcoming series.
“We’re elated to have Joe Jusko do a series of variant covers based on the classic Marvel corner boxes,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Joe perfectly recaptures what made that artwork so iconic in the first place, and he’s bringing that sense of gravitas to some brand new Marvel Corner Boxes featuring modern characters like Spider-Gwen, Deadpool and more.”
From the gallery that was unleashed, Jusko appears to be taking an approach that brings the subjects front and center.
Each image contains a background that highlights both a secondary mood and color scheme.
They say the devil is in the details and each of these images contain a visual groove that is deserving of the term eye-candy.
Collectors around the globe will want to collect them all.
Here a list of what Marvel has laid out thus far.
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24
- AVENGERS #4
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #11
- DAREDEVIL #17
- HULK #3
- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4
- INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #4
- ULTIMATES2 #4
Here is a list of the forthcoming images that have yet to be revealed.
- BLACK PANTHER #11
- CHAMPIONS #5
- DEADPOOL #26
- DOCTOR STRANGE #17
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17
- THE MIGHTY THOR #13
- NOVA #3
- SPIDER-GWEN #17
- THANOS #4
- THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
- THE PUNISHER #10
- UNCANNY AVENGERS #20
- VENOM #4