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Marvel Comics Reveals “Classic Homage” Variant Covers for January 2023

The Press Release:
This January, start the year off with a lookback at iconic moments in Marvel Comics history with CLASSIC HOMAGE VARIANT COVERS! These 25 stunning new covers see today’s most popular artists revisit some of the most beloved Marvel Comics covers, injecting them with a modern twist or simply paying tribute to their influential impact by depicting it in their own art style.

From Elektra rocking her new Daredevil costume as she faces off against Bullseye in Frank Cho’s version of Frank Miller’s historic Daredevil #181 to John Romita Jr.’s take on his father’s groundbreaking “Spider-Man No More!” cover to Leinil Francis Yu’s mutant spin on Star Wars #1, these are the covers etched into every comic fan’s brain and now they can see them reborn in fantastic new ways!

Here’s a full list of the covers along with the legendary pieces they were inspired by!

“AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” #17 – Amazing Spider-Man #50

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #17 (Classic Homage Variant)

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New York Public Library & Marvel to Issue Special Edition Spider-Man Library Card

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The Press Release:
Spider-Senses will be tingling across New York City as The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Marvel Entertainment join forces to release a special, limited-edition Spider-Man library card on October 11 to inspire new and existing patrons to explore a multitude of free books, resources, and programs at the Library, including Marvel graphic novels. This dynamic collaboration—which debuts just in time for New York Comic Con—marks the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man’s first comic book appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 and emphasizes the importance of reading, knowledge, and libraries to Peter Parker’s crime-fighting comic book adventures. Images of Spider-Man—alongside Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, two other iconic web-slingers—will be featured on the card, as well as on upcoming banners outside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and the windows of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), exciting patrons of all ages to tap into the unique power of reading, comics, and libraries to discover their inner super hero. Details about the card and related activities are available online: nypl.org/beyondamazing (linked below)

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The Spider-Man card follows in the footsteps of previous library cards issued for the beloved children’s book The Snowy Day and the Library’s “Knowledge Is Power” card; aiming to help New Yorkers discover their full potential by tapping into the power of everything NYPL has to offer—millions of books to help readers scale new heights, a web of information via free computers and internet access, and a super-team of library staff—all available at your friendly neighborhood library.
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Marvel Reveals 2 “Spider-Man” Variant Covers For Local Comic Shop Day

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The Press Release:
Local Comic Shop Day returns for its eighth year on November 23! The annual event organized by ComicsPRO, comics industry’s trade organization, celebrates the independent spirit of local comic book shops and encourages customers to visit their local shops during the holiday season! Marvel Comics is proud to participate once again, this time with two LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY VARIANT COVERS! In honor of the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man, they’ll grace the covers of November’s issues of both of Spider-Man’s current ongoing series: Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s Amazing Spider-Man and Dan Slott and Mark Bagley’s Spider-Man. Drawn by acclaimed artist Francesco Mobili, these dramatic pinups showcase everyone’s favorite webslingers—Peter Parker and Miles Morales!
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Marvel Announces “Amazing Fantasy” Issue #1000 For August

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The Press Release:
This year marks 60 years of one of comic books’ greatest icons—SPIDER-MAN! In addition to an exciting relaunch of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, a stunning variant cover program, and more, Marvel Comics will also celebrate this milestone anniversary with a special issue honoring the comic that started it all, AMAZING FANTASY. Arriving in August, AMAZING FANTASY #1000 will be a giant-sized one-shot brought together by some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators. The collection of stories will explores the past and future of Amazing Spider-Man storytelling in tales that leave a profound impact on the Spider-Man mythos and showcase why Spidey is one of the most beloved heroes in history!

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Marvel Teases “The Dark Web” In Upcoming “Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man/Venom” Issue

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Those who follow the Comics postings in our Pop Culture narratives know that I generally stick to the full-on announcements and art as opposed to any kinds of “teaser” stuff whenever possible. However, with this teasing something that we will be learning more about on the upcoming “Free Comic Book Day” I figured it was important. Does anyone have a clue what “The Dark Web” might be?

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