Marvel comics to feature furry collectible covers in All-New Marvel NOW!
Because superheroes and reboots go together like peanut butter and jelly, Marvel is featuring an All-New Marvel NOW! throughout the early half of 2014, in which many of the publisher’s superhero books are gaining new writers and artists, while others are beginning with new #1 issues — never mind that the All-Old Marvel NOW! is barely a little over a year old itself.
This would be a big “so what?” for furry fans, if weren’t for the alternative collectible covers that will be featured as incentives for collectors. They feature the Marvel superheroes as furries! [tip: Fred via Newsbyte]
Alternative versions include Ghost Rider as a hamster, Deadpool as a giraffe, Moon Knight as a hippopotamus, Loki, Batroc the Leaper and Captain Marvel as foxes, Wolverine as a cat, platypus and otter (but not a wolverine) and Rocket Raccoon as a … human.
Marvel frequently features alternative cover collections, ranging from character based to theme based. The trend really began with the alternative covers celebrating the first Marvel Zombies mini-series; the only other truly furry comic cover collection would be the ones inspired by the Marvel Apes mini-series.
Though not part of a collection of covers, a recent Deadpool mini-series featured an alternative cover with Marvel universe members as ponies; bonus points in including the only Marvel superhero team whose powers are pony based.
For the benefit of non-comic collectors: these are covers only; the characters and storylines will remain unaffected in the comics themselves.