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Marvel Pays Tribute to Queen With New Rock Variant Cover

Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has revealed the fifth, and possibly final, rock-themed variant cover from Marvel Comics.

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Artist Mike del Mundo's cover for X-Men Gold #11 is an homage to Queen's 1977 album News of the World, which contained such hits as "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."

The illustration depicts one of the new sentient Sentinels holding a bloodied Old Man Logan and Kitty Pryde as Colossus falls from its clutches. The cover follows four other rock-themed variants released earlier this week: Mike Hawthorne and Nathan Fairbairn's spin on Nirvana's Nevermind for Guardians of the Galaxy #9; Damion Scott's tribute to Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction for Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #2; Marco Rudy's remix of the The Clash's London Calling for Mighty Thor #23; and Daniel Acuna's vision of Blondie's Parallel Lines for X-Men Blue #11.

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X-MEN: GOLD #11

MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • LAN MEDINA (A)COVER BY DAN MORAROCK-N-ROLL VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDOVENOMIZED OMEGA RED VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAINSoviet scourge OMEGA RED has returned! But what does his return have to do with the reappearance of a relative COLOSSUS and MAGIK thought long lost? Can the X-Men trust ANATOLY RASPUTIN to help put Omega Red back in the grave? Or does he have ulterior motives for calling upon the X-Men?32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-Men Gold #11 goes on sale in September from Marvel Comics.

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