Mark Brooks, Marvel Comics’ superstar artist, has been releasing new comics to celebrate the 60th anniversaries for the Avengers and X-Men. CORNERBOX VARIANTCOVERS! Utilizing the classic comic book tradition of corner boxes in a unique new way, Brooks depicts lineups and characters from throughout both team’s histories. The two parts that will debut on AVENGERS 3 and X MEN #24 in July are now available for fans to see!
For this duo, Brooks takes things back to the ‘80s, a decade that was home to some of the Avengers and X-Men’s greatest stories. On AVENGERS #3’s Corner Box Cover, see how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes expanded in the decade with new faces like Tigra, She-Hulk, and Monica Rambeau. And on X-MEN #24’s Corner Box Cover, Brooks chose to honor the saga that changed the mutant mythos forever by giving Phoenix a gorgeous solo spotlight!
“There are many reasons why I was attracted to comics as a kid and the corner box was a big part of it,” Brooks explained. “I knew what issue number and who I could expect to see in the issue. It was just a small preview to entice the reader. The previews were always a head, a complete figure, or micro-scene. It didn’t matter, I was always tempted to pick up the book. It’s why I started the #LetMarkCornerbox campaign in earnest on Twitter. The corner box was originally a joke that I made to show my love. It took on a life of it’s own. When C.B. [Cebulski] told me that they’d like this to become a reality, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve penciled well over 100 heads so far. I don’t plan on stopping until Marvel says, ‘Okay, that’s enough!’”
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