Jun 15th 2012 By: Chris Sims
Generally speaking, variant covers can be a drag. At their worst, they can emphasize comic "collectibility" over their actual content
. Every now and then, though, someone gets it right, and Boom! Studios' latest round of Adventure Time and Marceline and the Scream Queens variants
is definitely a great example.
With the variant covers for Adventure Time #8
and Marceline and the Scream Queens #3
, they're throwing the spotlight on a pretty fantastic crew of indie and webcomic artists, and the results are pretty awesome. Check 'em out after the cut!
For Adventure Time #8
, Phil McAndrew
drops BMO into a pretty precarious position. But on the bright side, there's treasure:
CA Favorite Colleen Coover
shows us BMO's dream of being perfect at fights. Specifically, fights against THEM!:
puts Jake's shape-shifting powers to good use as the crew takes a trip through a flock of phoenices:
uses his cover to ask the question "can there ever be too many Jakes?!
For Marceline and the Scream Queens #3
, Vera Brosgol
conjures up a thunderstorm with the power of a battleaxe guitar, so yeah, it's pretty metal
's Yuko Ota
makes a pretty great show poster for Marceline and Bubblegum's band:
And finally, JaB
creates an homage to Exile in Guyville
, which I'm pretty sure represents the first time an all-ages comic has been designed to look like a Liz Phair album:
They're pretty great, and they're actually going to make it pretty tough to decide which cover to get. Fortunately, we've got 'til September to figure it out!