Marvel 50th Anniversary Variants

 

So, after last week's DC 75th Anniversary variant list, and for balance's sake (and also because they seem to come up quite a bit in this website), it's time to take a look at Marvel 50th anniversary variants celebration (which, in a time paradox that should be studied by people way smarter than me, came 2 years after Marvel's 70th anniversary variants).

Anyway, last week I mentioned that the DC variant set is one of my favorites variant sets ever. The result for this one is a bit more mixed up. Same principle (homages to classic covers, down to the logos), different results (in my opinion, some of the artists were not of the same caliber as DC's). Here are a few of my favorites:

In any case, these covers seem to still do really well in the secondary market, if you can even find them.

Here are there covers, do you recognize all the homages? If you don't, take a look at the list after the image, where this time I have added the original comic to which they are paying tribute.

MArvel 50th Anniversary Variant Cover Gallery

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) # 674 (Pasqual Ferry 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Silver Surfer (1968) #4 Homage)
  • AVENGERS (2010) # 18 (Ryan Meinerding 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – X-men (1963) #1 Homage)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) # 6 (Gerald Parel 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – X-Men (1963) #141 Homage)
  • DAREDEVIL (2011) # 7 (Alex Maleev 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15 Homage)
  • DEADPOOL (2008) # 45 (Greg Horn 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1 Homage)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) # 601 (Ron Garney 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Incredible Hulk (1968) #377 Homage)
  • HULK (2008) # 42 (Ariel Olivetti 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Thor (1966) #337 Homage)
  • INCREDIBLE HULK (2011) # 2 (Mike Deodato Jr. 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Iron Man (1968) #128 Homage)
  • IRON MAN (1968) # 510 (Mike Choi 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Captain America Annual #8 Homage)
  • JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2011) # 631 (Amanda Conner 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Giant-Size X-Men #1 Homage)
  • MIGHTY THOR (2011) # 7 (Alan Davis 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Incredible Hulk (1962) #1 Homage)
  • MOON KNIGHT (2011) # 7 (Terry Dodson 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Daredevil (1998) #1 Homage)
  • NEW AVENGERS (2010) # 17 (John Tyler Christopher 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – X-Men (1963) #101 Homage)
  • PUNISHER (2011) # 5 (Mike Perkins 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – New Mutants (1983) #87 Homage)
  • SECRET AVENGERS (2010) # 19 (Larry Stroman 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – New X-Men (2001) #114 Homage)
  • THUNDERBOLTS (1997) # 166 (Paul Renaud 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Uncanny X-Men (1981) #268 Homage)
  • ULTIMATES (2011) # 4 (Chris Stevens 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 Homage)
  • UNCANNY X-FORCE (2010) # 16 (Mike Del Mundo 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – New Avengers (2005) #1 Homage)
  • UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) # 2 (Billy Tan 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Marvel Feature (1971) #1 Homage)
  • VENOM (2011) # 9 (Michael Lark 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Wolverine: Origin #2 Homage)
  • WOLVERINE (2010) # 18 (Khoi Pham 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Spider-Man #1 Homage)
  • WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN (2011) # 2 (Ed McGuinness 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #121 Homage)
  • X-23 (2010) # 15 (Patrick Zircher 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Daredevil (1964) #181 Homage)
  • X-MEN (2010) # 19 (Leinil Yu 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Fantastic Four (1961) #1 Homage)
  • X-MEN: LEGACY (2008) # 259 (David Yardin 1:50 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover – Iron Man (1998) #76 Homage)

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