Jun 12 2013

Marvel to release LEGO® variants in September 2013

X-Men #5 LEGO Variant

Marvel has announced that they will issue 20 variant covers for titles in September, ensuring that the 1990s will continue to roll on as long as they need to. Of course, these variant covers are in partnership with LEGO®, which means that they are cool and any previous remarks we’ve made about variants is now null and void.

“Working with the folks at The LEGO Group to do these homage covers is an absolute blast!  As soon as we came up with the concept of doing the covers, I couldn’t wait to get an idea off the ground that really does justice to both the Marvel heroes and the LEGO brand,” explained David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Print & Digital. “This program is the best blend of both worlds and we know it will really excite our fans and hope that Lego fans also find their way into comic shops to pick these up!”

The LEGO variant covers complement the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes construction toy collection, which brings the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. There are currently eleven iconic scenes from the Avengers, Iron Man and Spider -Man franchises available including construction sets tied to Marvel’s  Iron Man 3 feature film. The covers also celebrate the new LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes videogame which will be available beginning Fall 2013 and is the first instalment in the highly successful LEGO videogame franchise to feature a breadth of famous characters from the Marvel Comics Universe.

Below is a list of the titles getting variants, along with some examples of the art from Leo Castellani, Christopher Jones and Adam DeKracker.

  • All-New X-Men #17
  • Avengers #21
  • Avengers A.I. #4
  • Captain America #12
  • Daredevil #31
  • Fantastic Four #13
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #7
  • Hawkeye #15
  • Indestructible Hulk #14
  • Infinity #3
  • Iron Man #17
  • Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble #1
  • Mighty Avengers 1
  • New Avengers #11
  • Nova #8
  • Secret Avengers #10
  • Superior Spider-Man #19
  • Thor: God Of Thunder #14
  • Uncanny Avengers #12 
  • Wolverine & The X-Men #36
  • X-Men #5

Hawkeye #15 LEGO Variant Indestructible Hulk #14 LEGO Variant X-Men #5 LEGO Variant