J Scott Campbell is one of the best-selling comic book artists today – even though he doesn’t seem to create comic books anymore. His Spider-Man story with Jeph Loeb remains in limbo.
But his work is still much in demand and so he is a constant favourite for variant covers. However, as has been shown, his style of good girl art has proved controversial in the past, including his portrayal of Mary Jane Watson and of Riri Williams, with a cover that was pulled and replaced by Midtown Comics after concern expressed for that portrayal of a teenage character.
One thing Campbell has been doing of late, however, is license his own exclusive variant covers directly from publishers which he is then able to sell at a premium, directly.
Which means with the launch of Captain Marvel #1 in January alongside the release of the new movie, if anyone were to complain about, say, this cover for Captain Marvel #1…
They would have no one to complain to but J Scott Campbell himself. The deal has been done… and anyway, Campbell also offers this alternative…
Or these alternatives…
If you wanted the shorter hair… well, other covers from other artists are also available.
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!
Rated T+In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
Final Orders Due: Dec 10, 2018