S.H.I.E.L.D. Takes Center Stage in Marvel NOW! Variant Cover

Skottie Young's "baby variant" for Marvel NOW! Point One #1 debuted earlier today, showing off his infantile take on Nick Fury, Agent Coulson and Maria Hill, the three most recognizable faces of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The story, which will kick off the Marvel NOW! relaunch, will presumably center largely around S.H.I.E.L.D., since its first teasers all featured Fury.

Check out the image at right and more information below, including the solicitation text for the issue!

Marvel is proud to unveil Eisner Award winning artist, Skottie Young’s, jaw dropping variant cover to Marvel NOW! Point One #1! Jam packed with all-new, never before seen stories by the biggest names in the comics industry, featuring your favorite Marvel Heroes  – Marvel NOW! Point One #1 is the perfect entry point to the most exciting new ongoing series of 2012 AND 2013!

This Fall, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes-- Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more-- to deliver all-new ongoing series, each beginning with issue #1! Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation.

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelNOW.

MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1 (AUG120546)

MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1 YOUNG BABY VARIANT (AUG120549)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, MATT FRACTION, JEPH LOEB, NICK SPENCER, KIERON GILLEN & DENNIS HOPELESS

Art by STEVE MCNIVEN, MICHAEL ALLRED, ED MCGUINNESS, LUKE ROSS, JAMIE MCKELVIE & GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

FOC – 9/17/12, ON SALE – 10/17/12