Marvel reveals "Astonishing X-Men" variant cover

Official Press Release

Red-Hot Gabriel Dell'Otto (Secret War) & superstar Richard Isanove (Origin) are teaming up to drive the excitement to a fever pitch on Astonishing X-Men #1, providing an incredibly limited "chase" collector's cover!

This ultra-limited variant will feature Dell'Otto's pencils (not painting for the first time!), highlighted by the amazing digital painting that has made Isanove a household name! This incentive is limited to direct market retailers, and is designed to drive fans into stores on May 26, the release date for the year's most anticipated debut.

"John Cassaday is one of my favorite artists. To approve this, we had to have someone special. And what Gabriel did was give everyone an absolute treat! And, it IS a treat -- it's not like we're doing six months of variants here!" offered Marvel Editor in Chief, Joe Quesada.

Nodding in quick agreement, Marvel's Publisher, Dan Buckley offered, "Joe's absolutely right - when the guys showed me Gabrielle's cover sketches, we all just about screamed! This is truly a treat for fans and a nice gift to the retailers who are taking a strong position on this book."

Retailers should note that this third cover is available only as an incentive, and qualifying orders must be placed by the Astonishing X-Men Final Order Cut-off Date of May 6! Retailers should contact their Diamond Customer Service Representative for details on this promotion, and fans should check with their local comic book retailer.

Please Note: Only orders for the regular edition of the book - not the Variant Cover Edition or Director's Cut - that are placed by May 6 qualify for this incentive.

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