The Press Release:
Announced last year, Marvel Comics will honor Black History Month with a series of variant covers depicting their most prominent Black heroes. Today, Marvel is proud to present the additional covers that will make up February’s collection. A celebration of the legacy of Black heroes in Marvel Comics’ storytelling, these beautiful pieces of art will grace the covers of our most popular ongoing titles throughout the month of February and feature depictions of Storm, Black Panther, Miles Morales, Falcon, War Machine, Blade, Ironheart, and the new Valkyrie who recently appeared in KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #1. These beloved characters will be brought to life in the distinct, electrifying style of rising star artist Ernanda Souza in her Marvel Comics debut.
“First of all, I have to say that working for Marvel is a huge dream come true. I grew up watching Marvel movies and TV shows—especially the X-Men animated series in the ’90s—and playing the whole Arcade franchise games. And to be honest, I never thought I would ever do work with them, but I’m glad to say I did,” Souza said. “As an Afro/Latin artist, it’s a big honor for me to start with the company and work on some of the characters I like and who represent the Black community. Representation with respect is always a good thing, there can never be too much. I know I can only speak for myself, but I hope I did them justice.”
See below for a complete list of Souza’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH variant covers and be sure to pick them at your local comic shop throughout the month of February.
AVENGERS #42: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
BLACK PANTHER #23: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
KING IN BLACK: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
CHAMPIONS #4: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
IRON MAN #6: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #3: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #23: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
X-MEN #18: BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: These look nice but as I’ve maintained over the course of a number of similar posts, I am not one of those collectors that rally behind the variant cover editions. As a matter of fact, my standard requirement on anything that goes into my pull list bag is not the variant cover edition. I want the regular one and not even those with the full bleed artwork. Hey you collect your way and I will do that mine LOL. Truth be told, I’ve started off my collecting year light based on the pandemic and the need to get the other stuff in the collection in better order. What do you readers think about this stuff? Chime in down below and let me know if you will be purchasing or not. I will see you soon again as there has been a lot of pop culture stuff to post as the year picks up speed. Cheers.
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