The Avengers And The X-Men’s 60 Year Legacies Come Alive In New Alex Ross Variant Covers
by Brendan M. Allen
Alex Ross celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Avengers and the X-Men with new connecting variant covers that will run on various titles, starting with August’s Uncanny Avengers #1
This year, Marvel Comics is proud to honor 60 awe-inspiring years of the Avengers and the X-Men. New comic titles, collections, and much more are in store for fans all year long, and starting in August, Alex Ross will grace the celebration with his acclaimed artwork. For this milestone of two of the comic book industry’s most groundbreaking superhero teams, the artist has turned out two art pieces that will serve as connecting variant covers on various Avengers and X-Men titles throughout 2023. Retailers got a sneak peek at the artwork last month at ComicsPro, and now it’s time to see them in all their painted glory.
There’s no better artist to capture the magnificent spirit of both teams, and Ross’ new covers are destined to become classic images in the years ahead. The first part of both covers can be collected this August with Uncanny Avengers #1, the upcoming title that sees Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and mutantkind protecting the Marvel Universe side by side.
“In the case of the Avengers, I wanted to capture something of the era I grew up with, but also something extensive,” Ross said. “So I captured the first 30 years of that team, from the ‘60s through the ‘80s. I end where 1989 closes. I’m trying to make sure my work is aligning with how the character looked and also the attitudes the characters had.”
From A-Listers to fan favorites, Ross’ Avengers 60th Anniversary Connecting Cover spotlights all the iconic characters that have starred in the title’s 60 year history of adventures. Check it out now and stay tuned for the reveal of the X-Men 60th Anniversary Connecting Cover.