Marvel shows off X-Men and Fantastic Four variants for Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine

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For the last couple of months, many have been pointing out that Marvel has snubbed the X-Men and the Fantastic Four characters on the cover of the Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine because of some hangup with those characters being used by other movie studios that are not owned by Disney. Marvel has deflected those reports by releasing two variant covers by artist Alex Ross.

In 1939, the release of Marvel Comics #1 saw the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner and more unleashed into the world for the first time. Now, seventy five years later, Marvel Comics has grown to become the home to some of the most recognizable and beloved fictional characters ever known. Now, take a journey from Marvel Comics #1 all the way to All-New Marvel NOW! as you experience over seven decades of Marvel history!

Hear from two of the most legendary creators in Marvel history with new interviews from both Stan Lee and Walt Simonson! Witness the birth of Marvel Comics with a new feature exploring the early days of the Marvel Universe. Experience the artists of tomorrow with a gallery featuring Marvel’s rising stars, the All-New Young Guns! Take a deep dive into the history of Marvel events with a new timeline stretching from the Kree-Skrull war all the way to Original Sin! And much, much more!

“Over the last 75 years, Marvel Comics has spawned blockbuster movies, televisions shows, toys, video games and more,” says Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re extremely proud of the legacy that over seven decades of storytelling has brought us and we want to celebrate the milestone with our greatest supporters – the fans.”

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I know it takes Alex Ross a while to paint covers, and even though we’ve seen the Fantastic Four cover before, this seems to be less reactionary and more planned than anything else.  Perhaps you disagree, which is fine, as that is why we have a comment section below.

via Marvel