In stunning new variant covers, Marvel’s Phase 3 and the Infinity Saga get the comic book treatment, with its greatest moments getting illustrated.
Marvel Comics is celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 3 in a big way, as a series of new variant covers showcases the most epic moments from the Infinity Saga. In three new variants that will appear on future issues of Avengers, Avengers Forever, and Wasp as part of Marvel's Infinity Saga variant covers, the game-changing film moments get the comic book treatment from a series of talented artists.
Marvel's Phase 3 represents the culmination of everything that came before it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as highlighted by the last two Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers Endgame. The box office hits and critically acclaimed films, part of the Infinity Saga, starred Earth's Mightiest Heroes as they tried to stop Thanos from snapping half of all life from existence with the Infinity Gauntlet. When the supervillain succeeded, Endgame featured the heroes traveling through time to bring their fallen teammates and friends back to life and defeat Thanos once and for all. In celebration of the MCU films, Marvel Comics is releasing three new variant covers that spotlight the Infinity Saga.
This week, Marvel Comics revealed three new variant covers that bring the MCU's Phase 3 and Infinity Saga to the comics. The first cover by Leinil Francis Yu features Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man among the Avengers and heroes trying to stop Thanos and the Black Order from acquiring the six Infinity Stones in Avengers Infinity War. The second cover combines some of the best moments of the Avengers: Endgame, as Mark Brooks' cover features Captain America wielding Mjolnir and Iron Man about to snap Thanos out of existence with his own Infinity Gauntlet. Finally, the third cover by Dike Ruan caps off the Infinity Saga, with Ant-Man and the Wasp striking a pose in front of Ghost for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
It's always fun to see the MCU versions of the Marvel Comics heroes get the comic book treatment – as Brooks, Ruan, and Yu bring their trademark style to the Infinity Saga and Phase 3. It would be fun to see the artists tackle a retelling of the Infinity Saga in comic book form – although that would be incredibly meta, considering the films themselves are heavily based on the comics.
The new Infinity Saga variant covers continue the previous iterations from Phase 1 and Phase 2 art of the MCU from Marvel Comics. The Marvel Cinematic Universe variants will come out throughout February, with Leinil Francis Yu's Infinity War cover on Avengers #65 on the 2nd, Mark Brooks' Endgame cover for Avengers Forever #14, and Dike Ruan's Ant-Man and the Wasp cover for Wasp #2 coming out on the 15th.
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