In an effort to avoid the stuffiness of creating nothing but classy covers to celebrate the company's 75th anniversary, Marvel has called on Deadpool to bring a little levity to the proceedings.
This October, as the company commemorates three quarters of a century, its Merc With a Mouth will be popping up in about a half dozen variant covers to crack jokes and point fingers in the backdrop of some of the more iconic cover designs of the past few decades. The covers are a good mashup, though some of the jokes are a bit hit-and-miss.
Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said the variant project was born out of an ambition to do something “fun” for the anniversary:
“Seeing all these wonderful artists turn in these hilarious covers has been a blast and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them!”
The variant covers will trickle out during the month of October, and if all the other Deapool variants throughout history are any indication, they’ll probably go pretty fast. So good luck. But in case you miss out, we have several of the designs below for your perusal.
(Via Comic Book Movie)