Lockjaw, Throg, Pizza Dog, and more take the spotlight in Marvel super pet variant covers

Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest #2 variant cover by Lucas Werneck
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Marvel Unleashed #1 lands in August featuring a whole new team of superhero pets. And to celebrate, Marvel Comics has unveiled a series of variant covers by its current class of Stormbreakers breakout artists featuring the super pets of the Marvel Universe.

Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martin Coccolo, Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini, and CF Villa, the current Stormbreakers, have each created a cover for eight different Marvel Comics August releases. 

In Marvel Unleashed, created by writer Kyle Starks and artist Jesús Hervás, animal heroes Lockjaw, Throg the Frog of Thunder, Redwing the Falcon, Chewie the Cat Flerken, Lucky the Pizza Dog, Bats the Ghost Dog, and a brand new hero named D-Dog team up to take on Kraven the Hunter.

Those same super animals will grace the Stormbreakers variant covers, each teaming up with human superheroes. Here's a gallery of the covers, followed by a list of which artist created them and which issue they'll appear on, organized by date:

August 2

  • Doctor Strange #6 by Nic Klein
  • X-Men #25 by C.F. Villa 

August 9

  • Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest #2 By Lucas Werneck

August 23

  • Amazing Spider-Man #32 by Jan Bazaldua
  • Black Panther #3 by Chris Allen
  • Invincible Iron Man #9 by Martín Cóccolo
  • Venom #24 by Elena Casagrande

August 30

  • Incredible Hulk #3 By Federico Vicentini

D-Dog is a new character introduced for Marvel Unleashed who appears to be a German Shepherd with the shredded mask of D-Man, a former Avenger and longtime ally of Captain America.

Marvel Unleashed #1 itself goes on sale August 23.

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)