Here are a few of my favourite things…. Marvel, aware that I demand delight at least once a month, have started releasing ‘X-Men 50th Anniversary’ variant covers for several of their books. The X-Men have – yes – been around for 50 years as of 2013, with Stan Lee’s original vision now old enough to start having a midlife crisis and buy a new car. X-Men fans: prepare to explode in glee!

First up is Chris Bachalo reuniting with Generation X (gleee!!) for the cover to All-New X-Men #6:

Skin! Synch! Oh, the memories. Shame Husk isn’t wearing her glasses, but WOW how much does this remind that Banshee was The Greatest? Right? Faith and begorrah, come back soon!

The second released cover is Clay Mann’s variant for X-Factor #250, which features every member of the team there has ever been. Founders Jean and Cyclops rub shoulders with Rusty, Skids and Boom Boom (gleeee!!), while newcomers like Monet and Layla Miller somehow manage to cram themselves in there too.


Who will appear next? I am literally stamping my feet with anticipation. Gleee!!


  1. I am so in love with the X-Factor cover, and am very impressed how they fit everyone in, but where’s Syrin?!?! They fit everyone in but her? I also assume that’s Layla Miller and not Skids by Strong Guy? Those are the only two omissions I can find.

  2. I’m kind of hoping the X-factor cover opens up. I figure if Mystique and Sabertooth get on the cover then Shard and Wild Child deserve to be there too. I like that run a lot even though I think it didn’t go over so well with most people.

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