In an effort to poke fun at DC Comics, Marvel is releasing their own variant cover for Uncanny X-Men #1 – the 53 State Birds Variant.

“Ornithology is one of America’s greatest past times,” mentioned Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “With Inauguration day and Spring just around the corner – we could think of no better way than to celebrate our history with a beaked representative from every state including Puerto Rico and then some!”

He also forgot, rubbing DC’s nose in it.

“Retailers will have the unique opportunity to collect all the various birds of the United States on one cover,” explained Marvel SVP of Sales, David Gabriel. “No need to worry about purchasing individual covers to get all 53 beautiful birds. One cover. 53! Birds!”

See what they did there, DC?  See what they did there?  Of course you did… Did anyone order the Justice League of America #1 Kansas Variant? Me neither.

UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (DEC120608)
UNCANNY X-MEN #1 53 STATE BIRDS VARIANT (OCT128212)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Uncanny X-Men #1- 53 State Birds variant arrives February 13, 2013.

via Marvel

 

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