‘Marvel #1000’ gets Star Wars, Conan, variant covers and a second issue

Look for Marvel’s big anniversary special in August.

Since announcing Marvel #1000, their big 80th anniversary special project with 80 creative teams telling one 80-page story, Marvel has released some additional details about the project. It’ll include some unexpected appearances in its pages, and not unexpectedly, a bunch of variant covers.

Let’s dive in …

What is best in life?

After appearances in comics like Savage Avengers and Avengers: No Road Home, it’s not surprising that Conan the Barbarian will appear in the story. Robert E. Howard’s creation has a long history at Marvel, and his page/story will be written by Ralph Macchio and drawn by Marco Checchetto

Go see a Star War

More surprisingly than Conan is that Star Wars will also appear in Marvel #1000. Maybe it’s not too surprising, since Marvel and Star Wars are owned by the same company, but still — it’s not like Darth Vader has ever joined the Avengers or anything. Charles Soule and Terry Dodson will provide the Star Wars page.

Already a sequel?

Apparently an 80-page mammoth book isn’t enough, so Marvel announced Marvel #1001. It’ll continue the Eternity Mask story and will feature a whole bunch of creators: Al Ewing, Nick Spencer, G. Willow Wilson, Scott Aukerman, ACO, Brian Posehn, Howard Chaykin, Vita Ayala, Humberto Ramos, Audrey Loeb, Dario Brizuela, Ann Nocenti, Kim Jacinto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Declan Shalvey, Kaare Andrews, Amy Reeder, Natacha Bustos, Frank Tieri, Dan Panosian, André Lima Araújo, Bill Morrison, Trina Robbins and Marc Guggenheim. See Marvel.com for more details.

Cover by Rod Reis

Variants

And what’s a big anniversary project without a bunch of variant covers? I’m honestly surprised we’re not getting 80 variant covers for this, but somehow someone managed to restrain thesemlves. Here’s the list of varaints, featuring creators past and present:

  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 40’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS (JUN190850)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 60’S VARIANT COVER BY MIKE ALLRED (JUN190851)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 70’S VARIANT COVER BY GREG SMALLWOOD (JUN190852)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 80’S VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (JUN190853)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 90’S VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM (JUN190854)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 00’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY (JUN190855)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 DECADE VARIANT COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS (JUN190856)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL (JUN190858)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN190857)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (JUN190845)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (MAY198761)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY STEVE DITKO (JUN190862)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 COLLAGE VARIANT COVER BY MR GARCIN (JUN190849)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT (JUN190860)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE (JUN190846)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (JUN190847)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAY198819)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS (JUN190848)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ (JUN190861)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190843)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLACK AND WHITE WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190844)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUN190859)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLANK VARIANT COVER (JUN190863)

And here’s a look at some of them from this list; others haven’t been shared yet.

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