Throughout June, Marvel Comics teased dissension among the heroes of the Marvel Universe with a series of teasers culminating in a massive image by Mike Deodato with the words “Divided We Stand” emblazoned at the bottom.
“[I]t’s the new status quo of the Marvel Universe in the aftermath of ‘Civil War II.;” Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told CBR of the meaning behind the teaser. “‘Civil War II’ will leave deep scars on the Marvel Universe. Some characters will lose everything; others will reach new heights. Some will flex muscles they never did before; some will be off the table completely. There will be new alliances, new teams, new grudges. It’s going to be a different world.”
Now, Marvel has announced revealed the first set of variant covers promoting the “Divided We Stand” status of this ‘different world.’ All told, Marvel will release over twenty variants in November, the second official month of the all-new Marvel NOW! era, pitting Thor against the Odinson, Wasp versus Ant-Man and Deadpool against… well, just about everyone, it seems.
Check out the first batch of variant covers, featuring art by Dale Keown, Mike McKone, Jackson Guice and more, along with Marvel’s official press release and full list of variants scheduled for November, below.
Official Press Release
The Marvel Universe stands fractured. Heroes who once stood together now stand apart. Wars end, but some wounds never heal. As Civil War II continues to widen the gulf between former allies, the Marvel Universe charges into MARVEL NOW! with some of its greatest heroes at odds. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce DIVIDED WE STAND VARIANTS coming to over twenty select titles throughout the month of November!
Deadpool battles Domino for control of the Mercs for Money! Hammer meets axe as the Mighty Thor clashes with the Mjolnir’s former wielder Odinson! Microscopic titans do battle as Ant-Man goes head-to-head with the new Wasp! And those are just the ones we can show you! Are these a window into the Marvel Universe of tomorrow?
“As Marvel NOW! begins to take shape and the dust settles from Civil War II, you’re going to see a schism between many of our heroes,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “The war may have come to an end but the wounds are still fresh, and that’s what the DIVIDED WE STAND status quo is all about. Perhaps the images on these covers signify some things to come?”
Look for these exciting DIVIDED WE STAND VARIANTS coming to your favorite Marvel titles and brand new launches in November:
- All-New Wolverine #14
- Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1
- Avengers #1 by Butch Guice
- Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1
- Captain America: Steve Rogers #7
- Champions #2 by Mike McKone
- Daredevil #13
- Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #5 by Chris Stevens
- Foolkiller #1 by Dale Keown
- Infamous Iron Man #2
- Invincible Iron Man #1
- Ms. Marvel #13
- Occupy Avengers #1
- Power Man and Iron Fist #10
- Prowler #2
- Slapstick #1
- Solo #2 by Khoi Pham
- Spider-Gwen #14
- The Totally Awesome Hulk #13
- The Unbelievable Gwenpool #8 by Pasqual Ferry
- The Unworthy Thor #1 by Pasqual Ferry
Be there as the second month of Marvel NOW! kicks off and “Divided We Stand” takes on new meaning! Don’t miss out on these exciting variant covers, coming to your local comic shops throughout the month of November!
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