Skottie Young’s kid-ified variant covers for Marvel Comics’ Marvel NOW! publishing initiative have become a regular occurrence for new series debuts and an enterprising user on reddit has posted a first look at Young’s variant for “Uncanny X-Men” #1 written by Brian Michael Bendis with interior art by Chris Bachalo. The cover presents Young’s version of Cyclops in his new uniform, Magneto, Magik and Emma Frost with two other characters (presumably Eva Bell and Christopher Muse, both introduced in the pages of Bendis’ “All-New X-Men”) on top of a red hill.
“When people go through a large change in life, they go through an alter of their appearance,” Bendis said in December, stating this was an excellent opportunity to reexamine looks for Cyclops, Emma and Magneto. “They’re in a unique place. There’s something going on with their powers, there’s something going on with them. You have Cyclops standing up as the public face of what he calls the Mutant Revolution. Emma Frost — I think the character has evolved dramatically over the past 10 or 15 years. … [The design] will still express who she is physically, because it’s an important part of her, but it’ll be who she sees herself as.”
Check out Young’s variant cover below.
“Uncanny X-Men” #1 debuts February 2013.