Marvel Heroes Embrace Their Dark Side In New Variant Covers

Sometimes it’s good to be bad! For the month of May, Marvel characters are showing off their sinister sides in deliciously evil variant covers. From Spider-Man to Captain America, see Marvel’s most popular heroes reimagined in twisted ways.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by DOALY

BLACK WIDOW #2 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by OLIVIER VATINE

CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by PATCH ZIRCHER with colors by MORRY HOLLOWELL

DOCTOR DOOM #8 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by RYAN BROWN

DEADPOOL #7 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by TONY DANIEL with colors by DAVID CURIEL

DR. STRANGE #6 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by DAVE JOHNSON

POWER PACK #2 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by GURIHIRU

X-FACTOR #2 DARK MARVEL VARIANT by DAVID NAKAYAMA

8 thoughts on “Marvel Heroes Embrace Their Dark Side In New Variant Covers

  1. Oh I want action figures for the adults. The younger ones look, err, just too cute to be truly malign but damn it the adults particularly Captain America and Doctor Doom are fascinating.

    Steve, you’re absolutely wrong — they’re deeply impressive in a way that your brief comment isn’t.

    Mike, I assume there’s actual one short stories to go with these covers?

  2. Are the bad guys supposed to be good guys in this alternate universe? Because they ALL look evil (though very cool).

  3. @jayn — I was thinking that Dr. Doom really should have been done as someone more upright than the scum and villainy on display; I suppose there was a reason behind this. It may also be deliberate that they did this for May; Walpurgisnacht has almost as dark a reputation as Halloween.

    I can almost hear that Dr. Strange going BWAhahahaHAAAHH!

  4. Power pack looks adorable. My only problem with them is that Doctor Doom reminds me way too much of one of the Hobgoblin variants and Rachael Summers (the red head in the X Factor cover) could have easily worn that in her EXcalibur days as a hero,maybe dropping the skull buckle.

  5. The unicorn head on the Power Pack cover cracked me right up.

    But why does “evil” seem to equal “dangling loin cloth” for most of the men? Is that a visual metaphor or something?

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