Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels series is 25 years old, which of course makes those of us who bought the series when it originally landed on the comic book stand feel even older… but I digress. To celebrate, Marvel is releasing Marvels Annotated, and covering a number of upcoming comics with Marvels inspired variant covers.

MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 (OF 4)
ALEX ROSS & KURT BUSIEK (W) • ALEX ROSS (A/C)
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch — little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel’s Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s — from the terror caused by the Human Torch’s epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #0-1.

MARVELS VARIANT COVERS:
Marvel will release exclusive monthly MARVELS 25th anniversary variant covers, painted by the legendary Alex Ross, starting with FANTASTIC FOUR #6 in January, TONY STARK: IRON MAN #9 in February, and THE IMMORTAL HULK #15 in March! Later in June, 20 artists will come together to pay tribute in a MARVELS 25th anniversary homage variant program across Marvel’s most popular titles.

via Marvel

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