Marvel Comics Celebrate TRON Legacy

Oct 19, 2010
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As we all sit with our fingernails embedded in our kneecaps watching the trailers for TRON Legacy, (I saw one in 3D before Alice in Wonderland a few months ago WOW,) it turns out that those in the best position to show their excitement are the folks over at Marvel Comics. To celebrate their brains melting down in wait for the epic black-plus-light sci-fi epic adventure, Marvel Comics will release variant covers of a whole stack of superhero comics. They're gonna be "TRON-ified" - their word!

For those of you who don't hang out in the comic book shop every Tuesday, lemme give you a little crash course in this particular situation. Marvel Comics is one of the largest comics labels in the world, marked most recently by their extremely successful dip into the film business. One of their tactics for upping sales on back issues and fuel the secondary market of comic collectors collecting rarities, they print "variant covers." All this means is that literally the front of the comic is different, and that's it.

Now Marvel comics doing this sort of special edition large-scale assault pumping up a movie can only mean one thing: there's a brand tie somewhere. Oh, wait, didn't Disney buy Marvel a while ago for $4 billion dollars? Yes they did! And isn't it Disney that owns the rights to the TRON movie (and now franchise?) Yes indeed! Now enjoy the flashing lights and get the full press-released list of issues in on this deal here:

The issues featuring TRON variants, and spotlighted characters, are as follows:

•AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #651 TRON Variant, featuring Spider-Man
•AVENGERS #7 TRON Variant. featuring Spider-Woman
•AVENGERS ACADEMY #7 TRON Variant, featuring Quicksilver
•CAPTAIN AMERICA #612 TRON Variant, featuring Captain America
•INCREDIBLE HULKS #618 TRON Variant, featuring Ghost Rider
•INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #33 TRON Variant, featuring Iron Man
•NEW AVENGERS #7 TRON Variant, featuring Ms. Marvel
•SECRET AVENGERS #7 TRON Variant, featuring Moon Knight
•THOR #617 TRON Variant, featuring Thor
•WOLVERINE #4 TRON Variant, featuring Wolverine

An unprecedented one-time event bringing together the world's greatest super heroes with the hotly-anticipated blockbusters of the year, TRON: LEGACY, no pop culture fan can afford to miss Marvel's TRON Variant Covers!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #651 TRON VARIANT (OCT100568)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Back-up Story pencils by STEFANO CASELLI
Tron Variant by MARK BROOKS
Rated A ...$3.99
FOC-11/19/10, On-Sale-12/15/10

AVENGERS #7 TRON VARIANT (SEP100583)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
Gatefold Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS
Tron Variant Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Rated A ...$3.99
FOC-10/22/10, On-Sale-11/17/10

AVENGERS ACADEMY #7 TRON VARIANT (OCT100576)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils & Cover by MIKE McKONE
Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS
Tron Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
Rated A ...$2.99
FOC-11/19/10, On-Sale-12/15/10

CAPTAIN AMERICA #612 TRON VARIANT (SEP100612)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Tron Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
Rated T+ ...$3.99
FOC-10/29/10, On-Sale-11/24/10

INCREDIBLE HULKS #618 TRON VARIANT (OCT100603)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Tron Variant by MARK BROOKS
Rated T+ ...$3.99
FOC-11/11/10, On-Sale-12/8/10

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #33 TRON VARIANT (OCT100613)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Tron Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
Rated A ...$3.99
FOC-11/26/10, On-Sale-12/22/10

NEW AVENGERS #7 TRON VARIANT (OCT100573)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Tron Variant by MARK BROOKS
Rated A ...$3.99
FOC-10/22/10, On-Sale-11/17/10

SECRET AVENGERS #7 TRON VARIANT (SEP100585)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Tron Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
Rated T+ ...$3.99
FOC-10/29/10, On-Sale-11/24/10

THOR #617 TRON VARIANT (SEP100641)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Tron Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
Rated T+ ...$3.99
On-Sale-11/10/10

WOLVERINE #4 TRON VARIANT (OCT100649)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by RENATO GUEDES
Cover by JAE LEE
Tron Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
Parental Advisory ...$3.99
FOC-11/11/10, On-Sale-12/1/10


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