Marvel Comics has revealed six new covers for their impending Howard the Duck-themed month of variant covers, cheekily titled "What the Duck?!" The initiative launches in April with 20 variant covers all tied in to the release of "Howard the Duck" #1. The six covers revealed today join a quartet of previously announced variants.
Dave Rapoza provided the variant cover for "Ant-Man" #4. "Daredevil" #15's variant comes from Marguerite Sauvage ("Thor Annual"). Upcoming "Runaways" artist Sanford Greene handled the cover for "Deadpool" #45 while "American Vampire" co-creator Rafael Albuquerque turned in a cover for "Hulk" #15. James Stokoe ("Orc Stain") worked on "Legendary Star-Lord" #11's variant and Sergio Aragones ("Groo") illustrated the alternate cover for "Spider-Gwen" #3.
The variant theme follows the announcement of a new ongoing "Howard the Duck" series from writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones. The first issue of that series will come with its own special set of unique variant covers that will chart the birth and evolution of the title character.
You can check out the six variants and the press release below.
Official Press Release
Your New Look at Six WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers For April!Howard the Duck Waddles Into Your Favorite Marvel Comics for Special April Variants!
New York, NY - March 2nd, 2015 - The highly anticipated release of Howard the Duck #1 is just over a week away. Can't wait till then? Marvel is keeping the celebration going all the way into April with special WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers to some of your favorite Marvel titles. Today, Marvel is pleased to present 6 new variant covers from some of the hottest artist in the industry - each with a unique spin on that magnificent mallard!
Â· Ant-Man #4 - WTD Variant Cover by Dave RapozaÂ· Daredevil #15 - WTD Variant Cover by Marguerite SauvageÂ· Deadpool #45 a.k.a. Deadpool Number 250 - WTD Variant Cover by Sanford GreeneÂ· Hulk #14 - WTD Variant by Rafael AlbuquerqueÂ· Legendary Star-Lord #11 - WTD Variant Cover by James StokoeÂ· Spider-Gwen #3 - WTD Variant Cover by Sergio Aragones
Look for these additional WHAT THE DUCK?! Variants to grace the covers of these exciting Marvel comics throughout the month of April:
Â· All-New Captain America #6Â· All-New Hawkeye #2Â· All-New X-Men #41Â· Amazing Spider-Man #17Â· Guardians of the Galaxy #26Â· Inhuman #14Â· Legendary Star-Lord #11Â· Ms. Marvel #14Â· Rocket Raccoon #10Â· S.H.I.E.L.D. #5Â· Silk #3Â· Spider-Gwen #3Â· Superior Iron Man #7Â· Thor #7Â· Uncanny Avengers #4Â· Uncanny Inhumans #0
No fan can afford to miss out on these exciting variant covers featuring that fabulous fowl! Run, don't walk to your comic shops this April to get your hands on these can't miss WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers!