It’s really cool how Marvel has embraced cosplay, particularly when it comes to its characters. The comic book publisher often features cosplayers on variant covers of its titles, but this is probably the first time the company has released so many at any given time.
Some of the best cosplayers in the world will get featured on some upcoming books, including Crystal Melton, Yaya Han, Rian Synnth and Lauren Matesic.
“The response to our first set of Cosplay Variants was so incredible, we simply had to do a second wave,” Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso said in a press release. “And, of course, we were able to find a great crop of cosplayers with some truly fantastic costumes. We’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on an ever-growing community that continues to show love for us and our characters.”
Here’s the full list of cosplay variant covers:
1. A-FORCE #9 COSPLAY VARIANT by Crystal Melton
2. A-FORCE #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Corrine Vitek
3. BLACK PANTHER #7 COSPLAY VARIANT by ScorpKing Costuming
4. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Johnny Junkers
5. MOCKINGBIRD #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry
6. PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by DJ Spider
7. SCARLET WITCH #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Yaya Han
8. SILK #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Rian Synnth
9. SPIDER-MAN #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Pierre Demery
10. THE PUNISHER #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Mike Powell
11. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey
12. THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Alana Waffles
13. THUNDERBOLTS #5 COSPLAY VARIANT by Wesley Johnson
14. THE ULTIMATES #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by Knobel Creations
And here are what those amazing covers look like.
These covers will become available starting in September: request them now from your local comic book shop!