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Unleash The Variant Covers! The Dark Phoenix Saga Turns 40

When it comes to groundbreaking comic book arcs no list is complete without Chris Claremont and John Byrne's iconic Dark Phoenix Saga which kicked off in Uncanny X-Men #128 and concluded in Uncanny X-Men #137. The Dark Phoenix Saga is considered an X-Men classic that not only changed the status quo for the X-Men team. The saga has seen adaptations on both the big screen and the small screen and has created a wealth of ancillary stories whose impact is still felt throughout the Marvel universe today.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dark Phoenix Saga Marvel has a slew of variant covers to mark this special occasion. Here is a checklist of all the books that will be receiving Dark Phoenix 40th Anniversary variant covers as well as a sneak peek at some of the covers that will be hitting comic store shelves in the coming months.

  • X-MEN 5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by KRIS ANKA
  • EXCALIBUR 5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by PHILIP TAN
  • NEW MUTANTS 5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
  • X-FORCE 5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
  • FALLEN ANGELS 5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by SCOTT WILLIAMS
  • MARAUDERS 5 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • X-MEN 6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • EXCALIBUR 6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • MARAUDERS 6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • FALLEN ANGELS 6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • NEW MUTANTS 6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
  • X-FORCE 6 DARK PHOENIX SAGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT

We'll update this post with covers for the issues above once we get them from Marvel.

Which variant cover do you like from this 1st wave? Let us know in the comments section.

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