Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015
by Paul in x-axis
How long have Skottie Young’s variant covers been going now? Long enough that you’d have thought the joke would have worn thin, but in fact, they’re holding up pretty well. The idea, and Young’s art, lends itself rather nicely to the one-panel gag format of the variant cover, and it’s now well enough established that it can start playing off its own trope.
So, sure, let’s do something with them for Secret Wars. In fact, they’ve had a one-shot before, in orbit somewhere around the Avengers vs X-Men crossover. And this is effectively the sequel. While it’s technically set on Battleworld, the Battleworld trappings barely come into play.