Exclusive: Axis #1 Skottie Young Variant Cover

Marvel Comics is getting ready to step onto the road towards Axis, where the Onslaught-empowered Red Skull will form an evil alliance so powerful that only the combined forces of the Avengers and the X-Men have any hope of stopping it.

Marvel Comics has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at Skottie Young’s variant cover to Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1. Done in Young’s instantly recognizable, signature style, the cover has the Red Skull getting Doctor Doom’s opinion on his new Onslaught look.

Here’s the solicitation text for Axis #1, on sale in October:

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AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 (OF 9)

RICK REMENDER (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A)

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

DEADPOOL PARTY VARIANT COVER BY Chip Zdarsky

DEADPOOL PARTY SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY Chip Zdarsky

VARIANT COVER BY MILO MANARA

INVERSION VARIANT COVER BY TBA

PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY TBA

YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE VARIANT COVER

ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY

• The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun.

• Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for.

• Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught?

• Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.

40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Young does frequent covers for Marvel Comics, but his artwork and storytelling can be seen monthly in the the Rocket Raccoon ongoing series.