Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite variant covers coming to Marvel Comics titles this August

By on May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Here’s some interesting news for any True Believers–who happen to both be fighting game warriors, and comic book readers. To help promote the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Marvel has announced that several of their books will be receiving variant covers based on the game this August.

Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann had stated the following in the official press release: “Fight fans, if you can’t wait until September 19th to see heroes from two awesome universes collide in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, we’re bringing you a sneak peek one month earlier when the battle explodes onto the covers of your favorite comics.” He continues with “The game makers at Capcom and Marvel are working closely with a team of the industry’s top talent to deliver all the over the top intensity you’ve come to expect from this fan favorite franchise.”

For those wondering about which books will get the variant covers, we’ve listed them down below.

  1. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #31
  3. Avengers #10
  4. Black Panther #17
  5. Champions #11
  6. Defenders #4
  7. Doctor Strange #24
  8. Generations: Banner Hulk & the Totally Awesome Hulk #1
  9. Generations: the Unworthy Thor & the Mighty Thor #1
  10. Hawkeye #9
  11. I Am Groot #4
  12. Invincible Iron Man #10
  13. Mighty Thor #22
  14. Rocket #4
  15. Secret Empire #8
  16. Spider-Man #19
  17. Spider-Man/Deadpool #20
  18. Thanos #10
  19. The Mighty Captain Marvel #8
  20. Venom #153

As for whether or not the choice of titles reflects the characters appearing in the game’s roster at launch, we can’t say at the moment.

Source: Newsarama

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