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Do You Remember Marvel’s Corner Boxes? They’re Back.

Corner Box Variant
Classic Corner Box Art
Classic Corner Box Art

Marvel Comics, for the month of February 2017, will be putting out a series of nostalgic variants. The series is the “Corner Box Variant” covers and will be aimed at recreating and reliving the classic and iconic corner boxes of the comic books of yore. The variant covers will be drawn by legendary artist Joe Jusko.

Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said; “We’re elated to have Joe Jusko do a series of variant covers based on the classic Marvel corner boxes,” 

And about how Joe will take the classic imagery and re-imagine it with today’s work, David Gabriel also said; “Joe perfectly recaptures what made that artwork so iconic in the first place, and he’s bringing that sense of gravitas to some brand new Marvel Corner Boxes featuring modern characters like Spider-Gwen, Deadpool and more.”

In the press release below you can read which comics will get the corner box variant treatment and which will be first up on the slate of releases.

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MARVEL COMICS PRESS RELEASE:

New York, NY—November 22nd, 2016 — Face front, True Believers and prepare for the return of the iconic Marvel Corner Boxes! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce a series of over 20 Corner Box Variant Covers, coming to select comics throughout the month of February! All rendered by legendary artist Joe Jusko, these covers feature lush paintings inspired by the classic Marvel corner box artwork of yesterday!
“We’re elated to have Joe Jusko do a series of variant covers based on the classic Marvel corner boxes,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Joe perfectly recaptures what made that artwork so iconic in the first place, and he’s bringing that sense of gravitas to some brand new Marvel Corner Boxes featuring modern characters like Spider-Gwen, Deadpool and more.”
Marvel is pleased to reveal the first eight Corner Box Variants, coming to these February titles:
1.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24
2.       AVENGERS #4
3.       CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #11
4.       DAREDEVIL #17
5.       HULK #3
6.       INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4
7.       INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #4
8.       ULTIMATES 2 #4
Plus, be on the lookout for more Marvel Corner Box Variants, featuring loving recreations of classic corner boxes and brand new ones highlighting contemporary characters:
1.       BLACK PANTHER #11
2.       CHAMPIONS #5
3.       DEADPOOL #26
4.       DOCTOR STRANGE #17
5.       GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17
6.       THE MIGHTY THOR #13
7.       NOVA #3
8.       SPIDER-GWEN #17
9.       THANOS #4
10.   THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
11.   THE PUNISHER #10
12.   UNCANNY AVENGERS #20
13.   VENOM #4

Run, don’t walk to your local comic shop this February to get your hands on these can’t-miss CORNER BOX VARIANT COVERS!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016

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