Marvel Comics has released a first look at Salvador Larroca's variant cover for "X-Treme X-Men" #1 written by Greg Pak with interior art by Stephen Segovia. Larroca's cover features Captain Howlett, Emmeline Frost and Kid Nightcrawler -- the three alternate reality X-Men introduced in Pak's "Astonishing X-Men" run -- prepped for battle. Larroca's selection as variant cover artist comes as no surprise considering his previous experience as ongoing artist for half the original "X-Treme X-Men" run written by Chris Claremont.
Initially announced at WonderCon 2012, "X-Treme X-Men" spins out of Pak's "Exalted" arc in "Astonishing X-Men" and adds the Marvel Universe's Dazzler to the roster of alternate-reality heroes.
"That's the thrill of alternative reality stories -- especially when they eventually link back to 'our' universe," Pak said of the series in March. "They let us cut loose and find out things we'd never learn otherwise about characters we love. 'X-Treme' is going to live up to its name and go absolutely wild with this opportunity. We're hitting all the red buttons, knocking down the warning signs, and pushing our characters to the brink. And eventually we'll twist this back to the Marvel Universe proper with some revelatory repercussions on characters you know and love."
Check out Larroca's variant cover and solicitation info below.
Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist Salvador Larroca's variant cover toÂ "X-Treme X-Men" #1, an all-new ongoing series spinning directly out of the pages ofÂ "Astonishing X-Men!"Â Follow the team of Captain Howlett, Emmeline Frost, Kid Nightcrawler, and Dazzler as they embark on an epic journey saving the multiverse! But with one of the X-Men lost between dimensions and no guaranteed way home, will the adventure be over before it begins? New York Times Best Selling author Greg Pak and red-hot artist Stephen Segovia bring you the answers inÂ X-Treme X-Men #1, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics appÂ and theÂ Marvel Digital Comics ShopÂ this July.Â X-TREME X-MEN #1 (MAY120705)
X-TREME X-MEN #1 LARROCA VARIANT (MAY120706)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by JULIAN TEDESCO
Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
FOC - 7/2/2012, On Sale - 7/25/2012