When it comes to the X-Men books there are plenty of iconic runs and artists but the gold standard for me growing up was the one and only Jim Lee. His work on the 90's X-Men run to this day remains a favorite of mine.
Marvel has recruited Jim Lee to draw special variant covers for both X-Men Gold #1 and X-Men Blue #1 when they hit store shelves on April 12th. These will definitely be must have for both X-Men and Jim Lee fans. Get a sneak peek at both covers below.
Please note these covers are not final as yet.
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X-MEN BLUE & X-MEN GOLD Remastered Variant Covers
Recruit Legendary Artist Jim Lee!
Iconic Jim Lee X-Men Artwork – Remastered and Recolored!
New York, NY—March, 16th, 2017 — This April, ResurrXion is taking the X-Men to new heights as the eagerly anticipated X-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 are set to take the comics world by storm. As the Children of the Atom charge forward into the future, we’re celebrating by looking back at one of the X-Men’s most renowned artists. Commemorate the historic launch of X-MEN BLUE #1 and X-MEN GOLD #1 with two variant covers by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee!
“Few artists are as synonymous with the X-Men, and specifically the Blue & Gold era of the X-Men quite like Jim Lee,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We wanted to do something extra special to commemorate these two new titles, and we’re excited to bring Jim’s unique vision of Marvel’s merry mutants back to the fans for these two remastered variant covers!”
Continuing Marvel’s eye-popping tradition of remastered and recolored marvelous moments comes two iconic X-Men images – masterfully recolored by artist Morry Hollowell! Protecting a world that hates and fears them never looked so good! Retailers have an extra week to check their orders (FOC has been extended to 3/20) and are strongly encouraged to do so as demand for these two variants can only increase over time. No fan can afford to miss out on these can’t miss Jim Lee variants – coming to X-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 this April!