Wizard World San Antonio Exclusive X-Men Variant Cover Revealed
Wizard World has announced a special variant cover to Marvel Comics' 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1, drawn by Jorge Molina and available exclusive at Wizard World San Antonio. The variant is the latest in the 2014 series of Wizard World exclusive Marvel variant covers.
Molina will be at the convention to sign cover, and CGC representatives will be on hand to accept books for grading.
Only 3,000 copies of the exclusive 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 variant will be available and provided free at registration to all Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.
Molina's work follows the first seven entries, Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Wizard World Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Wizard World Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); Amazing Spider-Man #1by John Tyler Christopher for Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 – June 1) and Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22).
"Jorge Molina is the type of artist whose work leaps off the page and grabs readers attention," says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. "We couldn't be happier to bring his level of craft to the upcoming 100th Anniversary X-Men special with this exclusive cover for Wizard World San Antonio."
Molina has worked on comics such as X-Men, Captain America, Avengers and Superman/Batman during his career. He's also worked on design for video games, comics, clothing, and other products for companies like UDON, Image, Top Cow, DC Comics, Crystal Dynamics, and Buzz Monkey.
"Jorge has been a popular figure in Artist Alley at our shows for a while," says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. "We are excited about this interpretation of the X-Men franchise and his is an excellent addition to the year-long series that continue to be a big hit with our VIP attendees across the country."
Written by Jen Van Meter, with art by Jason Masters, 100th Anniversary Special X-Men #1 looks ahead to the X-Men of 2061 to see if they've managed to achieve Xavier's dream.
The inaugural Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con takes place August 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.0comments