Though a new Ant-Man comic was announced by Marvel at New York Comic Con last month, today it was announced that Ant-Man #1 wil have a (drumroll please)… variant cover! Hoo hoo! Who could have seen that coming?!
Oh ho! It isn't just any variant cover, but a "Shrinking" variant cover! The press release says that each cover is completely unique and "unlike any cover we've ever attempted" says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. Intriguing! So what can compete against DC's exciting "Melting" variant covers?! Let's see how Marvel describes it:
'From blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness – each Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant is completely unique. Individually numbered, each cover features Ant-Man at a different size – small, large and everything in between. Fans lucky enough to get their hands on this highly collectable variant cover will own a unique piece of history, as no two variants are alike!
“This is completely unlike any cover we’ve ever attempted,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ve even had to utilize new technologies to make it happen. Each variant is completely unique. Each and every cover will feature a different sized Ant-Man. No two are identical!”'
Oh. So they are saying a mistake that intern Vlad Kozinkerov made was actually on purpose? Well, okay. Here's what the cover might possibly look like:
Ant-Man #1 will be by writer Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) and artist Ramon Rosanas (Night of the Living Deadpool) with the Shrinking variant cover by Ed McGuinness, and will appear on shelves January 7, 2015. Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
'Scott Lang is ready to turn it all around in this brand new ongoing series. Sure he’s never been the world’s greatest super hero. Most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man – and the last guy created Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s really saying something. But that’s all about to change. New city. New outlook. New Scott.
Be there for Scott Lang’s brand new day and don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this truly unique, one-of-a-kind variant before they’re gone for good! This time, nothing’s going to stop the astonishing Ant-Man!'
This reporter thinks that they may have oversold the cover gimmick a tad much and should have just labeled it a vari-ANT cover.