In the build-up for the "Dawn of X" panel at New York Comic Con, Marvel has revealed a variant cover for Powers of X #5, which will only be available to those who attend the panel (and stay until the end.)
Drawn by Arthur Adams (Longshot, Gen13), the cover depicts the prominent mutants from the current X-Men story arc posed in front of the Statue of Liberty. Tentacle-like vines can be seen snaking over the statue's shoulders and around her arms, potentially hinting at Krakoan vegetation taking over Lady Liberty. There appears to be smoke in the background, suggesting a large-scale disaster. The image is a powerful one, and will no doubt be a welcome present for those who attend the panel.
The "Dawn of X" panel will take place on the Main Stage at NYCC from 5-6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 5. The panel will feature Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Jordan D. White, Benjamin Percy (X-Force), Ed Brisson (New Mutants) and Tini Howard (Excalibur). They will discuss the current upheaval in the world of the X-Men and how it could shape Marvel's mutants going forward.
With important figures at Marvel on the panel, an intriguing topic, and a stellar variant comic for all who attend, the "Dawn of X" panel will likely be a packed one, and an incentive to attend NYCC when it opens on Oct. 5.
Written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by R.B. Silva, with a main cover by Silva, Powers of X #5 goes on sale Sept. 25 from Marvel Comics.