The Elite One
We survived the Venomized variants and made it to April! So what do Marvel have in store for us? ResurrXion variants, that's what! And maybe a new line of elite variants if this week is any indication. Image do April's Fools variants, which are kind of fun and swipes too, so I will be featuring all of them. DC, in the meantime, are counting down to the return of the lenticular covers in a couple of weeks.
No DC in today's article, which doesn't mean they don't have good stuff coming out this week (Batman, Superman, Deathstroke, …), but nothing half as eccentric as Marvel's output this week. Good ol' Marvel! The House of Ideas! Come back, we miss you!
A 1:500 for All-New Wolverine #19 (btw, this issue has a another nice Torque 1:25 variant that might do really well) seems to be going the real winner this week, because it looks awesome even if it's just a B&W version. X-Men Gold #1 is a mess, with a 1 per store variant, a 2 per store variant (coming soon, the innovative, dare I say it, the 1.5 per store variant!!! You heard it here first!) and a recycled Jim Lee 1:1000 variant are just the tip of the iceberg. It comes with 11 different covers, some really ugly (where's our good taste defender Bizarro when we need him?), and that's not even counting the store exclusives … A mess, really! What's worse is that as a long-time X-Men fan, I have absolutely no interest in this relaunch …
|All-New Wolverine #19 Francesco Mattina 1:500 Variant||X-Men Gold #1 Ron Lim 1 per Store Variant|
|X-Men Gold #1 Ardian Syaf 2 per Store Variant||X-Men Gold #1 Jim Lee 1:1000 Variant|
Comics to Actually Read and Enjoy
Image April Fool's Variants
Fun swipes, they don't get any better than these …
That's it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!