This week, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 hits stores, featuring a married Peter Parker, where wife Mary Jane and daughter Annie May also have spider-powers, showing us, according to writer Gerry Conway, the life Peter Parker would be living if not for the events of One More Day. In addition to a regular cover by series artist Ryan Stegman and a rumored TOP SECRET variant as reported on by Bleeding Cool, to spike sales, Marvel offered retailers an opportunity to get their own EXXXCLUSIVE variant cover to sell on eBay. Here’s five of those variant covers, liberated from CBR:
Unknown Comics variant by Mike Perkins
Legacy Comics variant by Artgerm
JScottCampbell.com variant by J. Scott Campbell
KRS Comics variant by Tyler Kirkham
Fried Pie Comics variant by Mike del Mundo
Hang on a second… The J. Scott Campbell variant cover is for J. Scott Campbell’s website? The website that only sells comics with variant covers by J. Scott Campbell? Capitalism at its finest, folks!
A glance at Campbell’s website shows two more versions of the variant above, redrawn to change Spidey and MJ’s outfits:
Campbell came under fire recently for a variant cover drawing of Riri Williams that was criticized for sexualizing the teenage character. Campbell later posted a new Riri drawing, taking into consideration feedback to the original, the first time such a thing has ever happened in the history of comics.
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 by Gerry Conway and Ryan Stegman is out this week. While we’re in the spirit of gathering images, here’s a preview of the book with a bunch more covers:
The book is priced at $4.99, but half the proceeds go to planting trees to replace all the ones that had to be cut down to produce so many variant covers.