Earlier this week, grainy photos of the next issue of “Previews” made their way to the Internet from Diamond’s retailer summit in Las Vegas. Despite the photo’s quality, we were able to make out a group of Marvel villains, standing united, over Rick Remender’s name and the title “Axis.”
Today, Diamond has officially released the cover, offering a clear look at the art — by Jim Cheung, as we surmised — and the line-up of Green Goblin, Loki, Sabretooth, Red Skull, Doctor Doom and Carnage.
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that while this graces the cover for a catalog filled with August-releasing titles, “Axis” is conspicuously absent from Marvel’s solicitations for the month. When asked by CBR News about the title not being among those offered for August, a Marvel spokesperson simply offered Fall as the target release date.