Last year, Marvel asked fans to send in photos in their superhero get up. What they didn’t disclose is that they would be using them for their corresponding comics in a series of Marvel Cosplay variants. It was hugely popular, so much so that they are returning in September and October. Let’s have a look.
Spread across 14 books, we have fans taking on their favourite Cosplay characters. Spider-man, Winter Solider, Gwenpool and (my favourite) Galactus are all present as well as others. It might sound obvious but, everyone loves being the hero. It’s inspiring.
I’m not the only one who thinks so. Here’s what Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief had to say:
“The response to our first set of Cosplay Variants was so incredible, we simply had to do a second wave. And, of course, we were able to find a great crop of cosplayers with some truly fantastic costumes. We’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on an ever-growing community that continues to show love for us and our characters.”
Titles to look out for
Marvel Cosplay variants will be hitting shelves in September and October. Here’s the complete list of Marvel cosplay wave 2:
1. A-FORCE #9 COSPLAY VARIANT by Crystal Melton
2. A-FORCE #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Corrine Vitek
3. BLACK PANTHER #7 COSPLAY VARIANT by ScorpKing Costuming
4. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Johnny Junkers
5. MOCKINGBIRD #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry
6. PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by DJ Spider
7. SCARLET WITCH #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Yaya Han
8. SILK #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Rian Synnth
9. SPIDER-MAN #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Pierre Demery
10. THE PUNISHER #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Mike Powell
11. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey
12. THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Alana Waffles
13. THUNDERBOLTS #5 COSPLAY VARIANT by Wesley Johnson
14. THE ULTIMATES #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by Knobel Creations
Here’s a the gallery of covers to look out for. Congratulations on the cosplayers featured. You all look amazing!