Marvel has released Andrea Sorrentino‘s “cosmically enhanced” variant covers for the upcoming X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy crossover event, “The Black Vortex.” Via ComicBook.com, Sorrentino’s images depict what different characters see when looking into the cosmically-powered artifact that unlocks Phoenix-level potential. The images include “Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha” #1, “Guardians of the Galaxy” #24, “Legendary Star-Lord” #9, “All-New X-Men” #38, “Guardians Team-Up” #3, “Guardians of the Galaxy” #25, “Nova” #28 and “Captain Marvel” #12. Every issue of the 13-part crossover will have a different “cosmically enhanced” variant, each depicting a different character’s unlocked potential.
“It’s a mirror that reflects literally what is standing in front of it, but what you see when you look into it is your full cosmic potential in life,” event scribe Sam Humphries told CBR in November. “For example, if you were to accept the bargain of the Black Vortex, you would not just be an awesome guitar player — you would be as good as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and George Harrison combined. Or if you’re a basketball player, it’s not just that you could dunk a lot, you could beat the entire Dream Team singlehandedly, one hundred games in a row. Your abilities would be so far beyond what we see on Earth.”
Check out Sorrentino’s variant covers below.
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