comic books

marvel cosplay covers

Following the success of last year’s round of cosplay variant covers, Marvel has unveiled a new wave of awesome variants that will grace select comics throughout September and October.

“The response to our first set of Cosplay Variants was so incredible, we simply had to do a second wave,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. “And, of course, we were able to find a great crop of cosplayers with some truly fantastic costumes. We’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on an ever-growing community that continues to show love for us and our characters.”

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It was rumored that the first run of Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr.’s new take on Superman in the New 52 would feature the Last Son of Krypton wearing an updated costume. And it looks like the rumors were true! Well, the costume doesn’t look that much different from what we’ll see in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I will say that I like his new belt, and I also like the higher neckline. What’s up with the fingerless gloves though? Is that some sort of ’80s fashion statement?

See the full costume after the break…

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Remember when we showed you these fantastic, comic book-inspired swimsuit designs by Suckers Apparel?

They’re available for order now and they look even better than we expected.

Each suit is hand made to order and they also do plus size and custom orders with no additional charges, which is amazing for some of us fuller figured gals.

As this is considered a “soft launch”, the suits will be available until October 10th. They do plan to be fully up and running later in 2015, with these suits and much more.

See more of this awesome swimwear after the break.

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Danger girl cover cosplay

Abbey Chase is a member of Danger Girl, an organization of female secret agents. The Danger Girl comic book series was created by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell, and one of the covers features Chase in Paris with a gun and a glass of wine in front of the Eiffel Tower. When Emily recently visited Paris, she couldn’t resist recreating the cover. I’d say she did a pretty fantastic job.

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powerpuff girls sexy

When IDW asked artist Mimi Yoon to do this variant cover for The Powerpuff Girls #6, I’m sure they didn’t expect the vitriolic reaction from people like comics retailer Dennis Barger, Jr.

To say the cover got some heat would be understating the matter. Fans of the Powerpuff Girls definitely felt a certain squick factor in seeing their beloved pint-sized heroines grown up and filled out.

IDW responded to the complaints with VP of marketing, Dirk Woods saying:

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Even though we have plenty of cool and creative superhero hoodie designs on the market now, I’m greedy. I want more. DeviantArt user seventhirtytwo has a whole gallery of sweatshirt concepts featuring a ton of heroes and villains and characters in between. The designs definitely have a costume aspect, but they are more than suitable for every day wear. My favorites are the Batman style pictured above, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool – it’s hard to pick because he’s come up with so many looks. Hopefully someone with power will give this guy a license or work to design official merchandise.

Check more great hoodies after the break.

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mj cosplay

I think this Mary Jane Watson cosplay by Ainlina is just mesmerizing. It’s also pretty accurate. Check out the famous J. Scott Campbell art it’s based on after the break.

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comic skirt 1

This skirt will turn heads. It’s bright, shapely, and will look positvely smashing with a tank and blazer. The design (available at Nordstrom of all places) features comic book style and sound effects. If you can get away with wearing it to the office, do it. Don’t just save it for conventions!

Check out more angles of the skirt after the break.

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There’s getting a tattoo to show your devotion to your favorite book, film, or TV series and then there’s getting ink that covers your entire back. Both choices are a commitment but getting a giant tattoo removed is going to be a lot more expensive – if not impossible. The giant pieces are miniature masterpieces.

The huge X-Men tattoo featuring Dark Phoenix pictured above is stunning. Image found on Acid Cow.

See six more pieces of inked art after the break.

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Pow Necklace

Thanks to Etsy, comic book fans can own a plethora of accessories featuring their favorite groups and characters. The number of X-Men necklaces on the site alone boggles the mind. The handmade marketplace offers options that just weren’t readily available before, and it’s easy to make a giant wishlist of jewelry, bags, scarves, cufflinks – you name it. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites.

A sound effect necklace is a classic choice. You can get the one pictured above for $18 from GlitterbombUK.

Check out six more items after the break.

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