Marvel goes '90s 'X-Treme' for new variant covers

X-Treme Marvel variant covers
X-Treme Marvel variant covers art (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Among a slew of announcements at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics revealed a new X-Treme X-Men limited series by the legendary creative team of Chris Claremont and Salvador Larocca, set in the era of their original run (2001-2004).

Fantastic Four #1 X-Treme Marvel variant cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

 Now, the publisher has revealed more than a dozen variant covers to celebrate the new series, spread across its current flagship titles.

In addition to reuniting Claremont and Larocca, the new X-Treme X-Men limited series also reunites the X-Treme team of Bishop, Sage, Gambit, Rogue, Rachel Summers, Storm, and Wolverine. And although the series is set in the past, Marvel's solicitation text for the first issue teases that it will "have wide-reaching implications for some of your favorite X-characters" in the current Marvel Universe.

Below, see 15 of Marvel's X-Treme variant covers, featuring all the most extreme elements of comics from the '90s and '00s, followed by the full schedule of all 19 covers that will be available in November.

On sale November 2

  • Black Panther #11 by Takashi Okazaki
  • Captain Marvel #43 by Fedrico Vicentini
  • Deadpool #1 by Rob Liefeld

On sale November 9

  • Amazing Spider-Man #13 by Ryan Stegman
  • Avengers #62 by Mike Mckone
  • Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #6 by Nic Klein
  • Daredevil #5 by Scott Williams
  • Fantastic Four #1 by Phil Noto
  • Ghost Rider #8 by Martin Coccolo
  • Marauders #8 by Todd Nauck
  • Moon Knight #17 by Paco Medina
  • Spider-Man #2 by Ivan Shavrin

On sale November 16

  • Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #5 by Cully Hamner
  • She-Hulk #8 by Dike Ruan

On sale November 23

  • Captain America: Symbol of Truth #7 by Ken Lashley

On sale November 30

  • Carnage #8 by Jonboy Meyers
  • New Mutants #32 by Gerardo Sandoval
  • Strange Academy: Finals #2 by David Baldeon
  • Thanos: Death Notes #1 by Leinil Francis Yu

X-Treme X-Men #1 goes on sale in November, with main cover art by Larroca and variant covers by Chrissie Zullo, Phil Noto, and Carlos Gómez. Look for Marvel's full November 2022 solicitations later this month on Newsarama. 

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Samantha Puc
Editor, Newsarama

Samantha Puc (she/they) is an editor at Newsarama and an avid comics fan. Their writing has been featured on Refinery29, Bitch Media, them., The Beat, The Mary Sue, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative nonfiction at The New School.

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