Deadpool Celebrates Marvel's 75th Anniversary With Photobomb Variants

Mon, August 25th, 2014 at 10:08am PDT | Updated: August 26th, 2014 at 6:02am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, Marvel Comics has a special month of themed variant covers set for October -- Deadpool invading some of the recognizable cover moments throughout the publisher's history. The photobomb covers will span 20 covers in Marvel's line-up, each homaging a different cover from the last 75 years, including homages to "New Avengers" #1, "Marvel Comics" #1, "X-Men" #138, "Inhumans" #1 and more.

"We really wanted to do something fun for our 75th Anniversary," Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said via press release. "Seeing all these wonderful artists turn in these hilarious covers has been a blast and we can't wait for fans to get their hands on them!"

Themed variant months have started to become more common in comics, thanks to DC Comics' continuing initiative of variant covers month-to-month in 2014, each with a common theme. Marvel has also used Deadpool in the past to provide commentary on the initiatives of its distinguished competition, including a motion cover for "Deadpool" #34, a 53 state birds Deadpool variant for "Uncanny X-Men" #1 and J. Scott Campbell "Siege" #3 variant cover for every 50 stripped cover of select DC Comics issues.

Check out the full list of Deadpool photobomb homage variant covers below, along with a first look at a few of the images.

All New X Men 33 Ferry Deadpool 75th VariantDeadpool 36 Dell Otto Deadpool 75th VariantInhuman 7 Perkins Deadpool 75th Variant
New Avengers 25 Rubio Deadpool 75th VariantRocket Raccoon 4 Andrasofszky Deadpool 75th VariantUncanny X Men 27 McKone Deadpool 75th Variant
TOP: "All-New X-Men" #33 variant by Pasqual Ferry; "Deadpool" #36 variant by Gabriele Dell'Otto; "Inhuman" #7 variant by Mike Perkins; BOTTOM: "New Avengers" #25 variant by Bobby Rubio; "Rocket Raccoon" #4 variant by Kalman Andrasofszky; "Uncanny X-Men" #27 variant by Mike McKone

  • All-New Ghost Rider #8
  • All-New X-Men #33
  • Amazing Spider-Man #7
  • Avengers #36
  • Black Widow #11
  • Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1
  • Captain America #25
  • Deadpool #36
  • Guardians 3000 #1
  • Hulk #7
  • Inhuman #7
  • Ms. Marvel #9
  • New Avengers #25
  • Nova #22
  • Rocket Raccoon #4
  • Secret Avengers #9
  • She-Hulk #9
  • Spider-Man 2099 #4
  • Uncanny Avengers #25
  • Uncanny X-Men #27

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