What good is having a hit television show based on your comics if you can't photoshop the actors onto covers to make a few quick bucks from the speculators market? Marvel knows how to execute effective cross-branding synergy, as evidenced by these Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. variant covers they have planned for November. The variants will grace All New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Nova, Superior Spider-man, Uncanny Avengers, and Uncanny X-Men, which seems an odd choice since half of those properties have their movie rights locked up at other companies and so could never actually crossover with the SHIELD television show. Then again, the show will probably be canceled by November if it continues its ratings kamikaze dive. In any case, check out the variants after the press release below, and be reminded of that Mark Millar and Terry Dodson Trouble series from the Bill Jemas era.
Celebrate the Premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. VARIANTS!
New York, NY – October 3rd, 2013 – Coulson Lives! And we’re celebrating by bringing you Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Variant Covers, inspired by the hit new series airing Tuesday nights at 8|7c on the ABC Network! Now Agents Coulson, May, Ward, Fitz, Simmons and the enigmatic hacker Skye will grace the covers of your favorite Marvel comics in the month of November. Each of these variant covers features a different character from the show, so don’t miss your chance to build up your variant collection with all 7, including a special cover featuring the entire cast!
You will find Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. variant covers on the below comics, on-sale in November 2013
· All-New X-Men #19(on-sale 11/27/13)
· Guardians of the Galaxy #9 (on-sale 11/13/13)
· Iron Man #18(on-sale 11/06/13)
· Nova #10 (on-sale 11/20/13)
· Superior Spider-Man #22(on-sale 11/20/13)
· Uncanny Avengers #14(on-sale 11/27/13)
· Uncanny X-Men #14(on-sale 11/20/13)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the first live-action television series from the House of Ideas, airs Tuesdays at 8|7c on the ABC Television Network. This dynamic, action-packed one-hour drama brings back Agent Phil Coulson to lead a team of highly skilled agents with one mission: To investigate the new, strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.