EXCLUSIVE Marvel 70th Anniversary Covers

Tue, March 31st, 2009 at 1:58pm PDT | Updated: March 31st, 2009 at 2:04pm

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with exclusive first looks at Marcos Martin's variant covers for the publisher's upcoming 70th Anniversary Specials, spotlighting Sub-Mariner, Captain America and the Human Torch. The first of these specials, "Captain America Comics" #1 by James Robinson and Marcos Martin, goes on sale this week in comics stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting images, don't forget to visit CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

SUB-MARINER COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Written by ROY THOMAS
Pencils and Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Sketch Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
The second of a series of celebratory specials commemorating Marvel's 70th Anniversary and its rich history and characters!

It's the year 1940, and thanks to policewoman Betty Dean, the young Namor the Sub-Mariner has momentarily halted his jihad against the surface world. But now, an envoy from the Axis powers attempts to sway the undersea prince to the Nazi cause! Can the less worldly Sub-Mariner be tempted?

Plus, a second never-before-seen Namor story by Mark Schultz and Al Williamson, and a reprint of Namor's first appearance from 1939!

48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A ...$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Penciled by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover and Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Sketch Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Leading off a series of celebratory specials commemorating Marvel's 70th Anniversary, James (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) Robinson and Marcos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) Martin bring you an untold story of the living legend. In the days before he becomes Captain America, a scrawny kid from Brooklyn named Steve Rogers shows the world that you don't need a super-soldier serum to be a hero. Plus a classic Captain America tale from the Golden Age by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A...$3.99

HUMAN TORCH COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Penciled by SCOTT WEGENER
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Before he became the hero he was created to be, the original Human Torch had to battle his inner demons to stake a claim on the soul he knows he has...and his enemies will stop at nothing to tear him apart to get at the city they want to control. Can he learn to tap into the human side of the Torch, or must he sacrifice himself to save the people he has sworn to protect in this al-new 22 page story? Also included is a bonus 10 page Torch tale from Marvel's rich history!
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A ...$3.99

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by CHRIS BURNHAM
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
The original Human Torch, Toro, the Sub-Mariner, the Angel and the Ferret team up to prevent Nazi saboteurs and one of the Torch's earliest foes from creating the ultimate weapon of mass destruction in this all-new 22 page story. Plus another 10 page classic vintage tale from Marvel's Golden Age!
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A ...$3.99

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