Marvel Comics has revealed a new take on the get-a-sketch variant cover for "Astonishing X-Men" #51. Illustrated by Phil Noto, the cover depicts many past Marvel weddings, including Cyclops and Jean Grey, Reed Richards and Sue Storm, Black Panther and Storm and (of course) Northstar and Kyle. In the center of the cover is a blank frame suitable for sketching another comics couple or adding your own wedding photo.
The variant cover arrives just in time for the wedding of Northstar and his longtime boyfriend Kyle, which "Astonishing X-Men" writer Marjorie Liu hopes will help their relationship continue to evolve.
"What we're trying to accomplish has everything to do with telling a love story, and nothing at all to do with politics," Liu told CBR. "These are two characters who needed their relationship to evolve, and rather than do the usual thing -- like, break them up or add some artificial strife -- we're writing about what many people in love do in the real world: They get married. As for the rest -- the recent vote, Obama -- these are interesting times, that's all I can say."
Check out the variant and solicitation info below and stay tuned to CBR News for more on "Astonishing X-Men" #51.
This June, get ready for the wedding of the year with theÂ Astonishing X-Men #51 Create Your Own Wedding Variant! Designed and drawn by fan favorite artist Phil Noto, fans have the chance to frame their own wedding portraits amongst the memorable Marvel marriages of pastÂ - OR draw their own! It's the story that has everyone talking, and this June - Â witness the landmark marriage of Northstar and Kyle, in style, with theÂ Astonishing X-Men #51 Create Your Own Wedding Variant!
ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 (APR120665)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING VARIANT (FEB128262)
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Art by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Create Your Own Wedding Variant also available
Rated T+ ...$3.99