With the addition of Star Wars to its publishing line, Marvel Comics has become home to an extensive roster of some of pop culture’s most notable heroes and villains. A pair of new variants from artist John Tyler Christopher put two members of that large roster on display: Ms. Marvel and Kylo Ren.
The covers, exclusively debuted here on CBR, are variants for the upcoming “Champions” #1 and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” #5. Copies of each variant will be available for pre-sale on Christophers’ website, beginning September 28 at 6 PM ET.
Christopher also provided some commentary for each of the covers. “I never get tired of saying how much fun I’ve had creating the Star Wars Action Figure Variants,” wrote Christopher. “It’s truly been such an honor to be able to attempt to recapture something that was so integral to my childhood, and as I meet more and more of you all, I’m finding that these books are evoking the same nostalgia to you! When I took my daughters to see ‘The Force Awakens,’ it filled me with such joy to know that this legacy will continue to the next generation!”
Christopher also wrote about how the artist Coles Phillips influenced his Ms. Marvel cover. “I know I’ve raved before to all of you, about 19th-century illustrator Coles Phillips. His signature use of negative space in his art has been an influence of mine since high school. The ‘negative space’ series is my attempt to be ‘artsy-fartsy,’ and I feel Kamala fits the style perfectly.”
“Champions” #1 arrives in stores on October 5; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” #5 arrives on October 12. Both of John Tyler Christopher’s variants will be available for preorder on his his website on September 28 at 6 PM ET.
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