DC has already declared 2019 the Year of the Villain, and now Marvel’s getting into the act, too. In addition to the upcoming “Acts of Evil!” annuals, the publisher has announced “Bring On the Bad Guys,” a series of villain-centric variant covers that will put the focus on Marvel’s iconic bad guys. The nearly two-dozen variant covers will feature characters like Red Skull, Doctor Doom, Thanos and Killmonger, brought to life by some of Marvel’s biggest artists. The full list of issues featuring “Bring On the Bad Guys” variant covers, the artists behind the covers, and which characters will be featured is as follows:

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 by Woo Cheol Lee – featuring Molten Man
  2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 by Bengal – featuring Anna Kravenoff
  3. AVENGERS #23 by Mike McKone – featuring Count Nefaria
  4. BLACK CAT #3 by Inhyuk Lee – featuring Black Cat
  5. BLACK PANTHER #15 by Ryan Benjamin – featuring Killmonger
  6. CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 by Patch Zircher – featuring Red Skull
  7. CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 by J.G. Jones – featuring Yon-Ragg
  8. CONAN THE BARBARIAN SPECIAL #1 by TBD
  9. DAREDEVIL #9 by TBD
  10. DAREDEVIL #10 by Junggeun Yoon – featuring Elektra
  11. DOCTOR STRANGE #18 by Martin – featuring Nightmare
  12. DOCTOR STRANGE #19 by Nordsol – featuring Dormammu
  13. FANTASTIC FOUR #13 by Gerald Parel – featuring Doom
  14. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #10 by TBD
  15. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #11 by TBD
  16. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 by TBD
  17. IMMORTAL HULK #22 by Ryan Brown – featuring Abomination
  18. LOKI #2 by Declan Shalvey – featuring Loki
  19. SAVAGE AVENGERS #4 by Zaffino – featuring Kulan Gath
  20. THANOS #5 by Junggeun Yoon – featuring Thanos
  21. THOR #16 by TBD
  22. TONY STARK: IRON MAN #15 by Mark Brooks – featuring Madame Masque
  23. VENOM #17 by Sunghan Yune – featuring Carnage

Additionally Marvel has provided first looks at a handful of the covers, which you can see below. No word yet on whether these variants will be open-to-order or incentivized. Look for these covers to adorn Marvel books shipping throughout the summer.

Avengers #23 Variant Cover
Avengers #23 Variant Cover by Mike McKone
Black Panther #15 Variant Cover
Black Panther #15 Variant Cover by Ryan Benjamin
Captain America #13 Variant Cover
Captain America #13 Variant Cover by Patrick Zircher
Thanos #5 Variant Cover
Thanos #5 Variant Cover by Junggeun Yoon
Venom #17 Variant Cover
Venom #17 Variant Cover by Sunghan Yune

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