Artgerm Teases His X-Men #1 Variant Cover

In anticipation of the upcoming X Men #1, Stanley "Artgerm" Lau has revealed a look at his variant cover for the issue, which puts Jean Grey front and center.

Lau shared a sneak peek at the variant on his Twitter. Although Lau's art is usually takes the form of a dramatic, picturesque portrait of the character, this variant, by contrast, depicts only a portion of Jean Grey. Her eyes and signature flowing red hair are on full display but not much more is visible than that, leaving lots of negative space towards the top. Jean wears her classic mask, and she seems to be smiling. Still, this might not be the full cover, as Lau's tweet implies.

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Lau is known for founding Imaginary Friends Studios, which provides artwork for Marvel and DC as well as the gaming world. He's previously lent his talents to Spider-Gwen, She Hulk, Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four.

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X-Men #1 sees Cyclops taking charge of a hand-picked team once again in a brand new era for everyone's favorite mutants in a comic helmed by Marvel veterans Jonathan Hickman (Secret Wars, House of X) and Leinil Yu (New Avengers, Indestructible Hulk). The title is one of many renumbered X-Men books.

X-Men #1 releases in October.

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