For the past few years it’s felt like you’ve been more likely to find Mickey Mouse on the covers of comics published by other comics companies rather than the one Disney actually owns, but that will change next year.
As a part of Disney’s “100 Years of Wonder” event, Marvel will publish a series of variant covers featuring Mickey Mouse and company, starting with Amazing Spider-Man #17 in January. 100 Years of Wonder celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company.
The covers mash-up Mickey and his pals with classic Marvel covers, including classic issues of Avengers, Fantastic Four and Hulk, with a fun What If? twist on each of them:
The covers have been created by members of Arancia Studios, with artist Lorenzo Pastrovicchio and colorist Valeria De Sanctis creating the above homage to Avengers #4, the issue where Captain America joined the team. There’s also this homage to Fantastic Four #1 by artist Giada Perissinotto and colorist Chiara Di Francia:
It’s a variant cover for Amazing Spider-Man #19, which will be released in February. And then artist Vitale Mangiatordi worked with De Sanctis on this variant for March’s Amazing Spider-Man #21, which homages the first issue of The Incredible Hulk:
Marvel says they have 12 covers planned in all, so expect to see more of them throughout the year.