Back in September, Marvel revealed plans to relaunch the X-Men ‘92 miniseries as an ongoing book featuring the very retro team of mutants from around the original X-Men animated series. To celebrate the X-Men ‘92 relaunch, 24 of Marvel’s monthly titles will feature “Marvel ‘92” variant covers that flashback to the classic status quo of several Marvel heroes.
So far, 21 of the 24 covers have been released, and the latest batch of covers doesn’t strictly stick with the ‘90s timeframe. On J. Scott Campbell’s Marvel ‘92 variant for Ms. Marvel #2, Carol Danvers is wearing her costume from the early 2000s, before she was headlining a solo book again. However, it doesn’t get more ‘90s than Mark Bagley’s Web Warriors #2 cover, which revisits the Spider-Man Clone Saga with two Spider-Men (including the Scarlet Spider), Kaine, Jackyl, Mary Jane, and Gwen Stacy’s clone.
Bagley also provided the cover for Silk’s Marvel ‘92 variant, which features the second Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter, a heroine who is currently the second Madame Web. Image Comics co-founder Whilce Portacio did two covers from the latest batch of Marvel ‘92 variants. On Uncanny Inhumans #3, Portacio depicts the Heroes Reborn incarnation of Iron Man, while the superhero team Force Works appears on Portacio’s cover for Uncanny Avengers #3.
Think of each cover as a window to the past. Scarlet Witch’s Marvel ‘92 variant by Tom Raney features the title character in her brief return to villainy from the early ‘90s. Meanwhile, the smart Hulk (a composite of Bruce Banner, the childlike green Hulk, and the cunning Grey Hulk) is drawn by Dale Keown on the cover of Totally Awesome Hulk # 3.
The Marvel ‘92 variant covers will be released in December. You can see all of the currently revealed covers in our gallery below!
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