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Marvel Turns Jim Lee’s X-MEN Trading Cards into Variant Covers

Marvel Turns Jim Lee’s X-MEN Trading Cards into Variant Covers

In the early ’90s, Jim Lee became one of the most popular comic book artists in the industry during his fan-favorite run on Uncanny X-Men and his X-Men #1 relaunch, which is still one of the all-time bestselling comics. Lee left Marvel over two decades ago to cofound Image Comics before joining DC Comics. Considering that Lee has risen to become DC’s co-publisher, there’s no realistic chance that he will be contributing any new X-Men art at any time in the near future. However, Marvel has a way around that just in time for the new Astonishing X-Men series this summer.

Marvel has announced that the artwork created by Lee for an X-Men trading card set is being repurposed in July as variant covers on 29 different series. Most of the variant images have no specific link to their respective books, but there are a few that do. For example, Uncanny Avengers #25 gets the Rogue cover, Generation X #4 has Jubilee, Jean Grey #4 features Jean’s adult self, and Deadpool #33 features the Merc with a Mouth in his full ’90s glory.

Deadpool 33 X-Men Trading Card Variant Deadpool

Joining Lee on these trading cards is his longtime inker Scott Williams. The images were drawn on a smaller scale than either Lee or Williams normally used, but they are still very striking. Every cover has reportedly been digitally remastered, with new colors by Jesus Aburtov, Israel Silva, Chris Sotomayor, and more.

Captain America Steve Rogers 19 X-Men Trading Card Variant Gambit
You can find the rest of the currently revealed Jim Lee variants in our gallery below.

What did you think about the newly remastered artwork by Lee and Williams? Let us know in the comment section below!

Images: Marvel Comics 

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