If you didn’t see it during Marvel’s October Solicitations release last week, here are the Kirby Monster variant covers headed your way in October.

Here’s the press release from Marvel:

When monsters ruled the Marvel Universe, the wildly imaginative brain and pencil of Jack Kirby brought dozens upon dozens of these creatures to life. Monster comics may be a thing of the past, but Marvel is celebrating their legacy this October with over twenty-five KIRBY MONSTER VARIANTS coming to some of Marvel’s biggest new titles! Featuring some of the industry’s most legendary and iconic artists, witness the inimitable imagination of Jack Kirby brought to life by Geof Darrow, Paul Pope, Art Adams, Eric Powell, Simon Bisley, Cliff Chiang and many, many more!

“Before helping to create the Marvel Universe we all know and love, Kirby lent his genius to creating all manner of creatures for titles like Tales to Astonish, Journey Into Mystery, Strange Tales and more,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re beyond thrilled to celebrate him and bring these characters back to the fore this October for the KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT program.”

Groot! Fin Fang Foom! Orrgo! Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom! Look for these exciting KIRBY MONSTER VARIANTS coming later this year:

· A-Force #5 The Crawling Creature Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
· Avengers #0 Devil Dinosaur Variant by DAVID MARQUEZ
· All-New, All-Different Point One #1 Nezarr, the Calculator Variant by PAUL POPE
· All-New Hawkeye #1 Elektro Variant by JEFF LEMIRE
· Amazing Spider-Man #2 Infant Terrible Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
· Ant-Man #1 Scarlet Beetle Variant by TRADD MOORE
· Captain America: White #3 Jinni Demon Variant by GLENN FABRY
· Civil War #5 Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom Variant by JOHN CASSADAY
· Contest of Champions #1 Xemnu the Titan Variant by DAN BRERETON
· Doctor Strange #1 Awesome Android Variant by ERICA HENDERSON
· Extraordinary X-Men #2 Yeti Variant by PHIL NOTO
· Groot #5 Quonian Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD
· Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Groot Variant by MIKE ALLRED
· House of M #4 Kraa the Unhuman Variant by DAVE JOHNSON
· Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 Orrgo Variant by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
· Invincible Iron Man #2 Fin Fang Foom Variant by MARK BROOKS
· Karnak #1 Rommbu Variant by ERIC POWELL
· Ms. Marvel #19 Wrecker’s Robot Variant by CLIFF CHIANG
· New Avengers #2 The Blip Variant by SIMON BISLEY
· S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 Poker Face Variant by JAMES STOKOE
· Sam Wilson, Captain America #2 Zetora Variant by TONY MOORE
· Spider-Gwen #1 Hypno-Creature Variant by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
· Spider-Man 2099 #2 Ulvar Variant by CHRIS SAMNEE
· The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Thorr Variant by CHRIS BACHALO
· Uncanny Avengers #1 Mangog Variant by GEOF DARROW
· Uncanny Inhumans #1 Vandoom’s Monster Variant by ART ADAMS
No fan can afford to miss out on these exciting variants featuring some of Jack Kirby’s unforgettable creature designs. Be there when the KIRBY MONSTER VARIANTS explode into comic shops beginning later this year!

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Some of these look really great! I kind of wish Marvel would have found original Kirby art to use, but these will work just fine.

via Marvel


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