Yes: ‘foilogram’. We think it sounds stupid too.
Marvel issued a press release earlier today touting the return of the foil/hologram covers to their ultimate titles, along with an ‘appeasal’ to fans that the covers would be used sparingly.
I, for one, have sorely missed the hologram and foil covers of yesteryear. I can never resist them when I’m going through the quarter bins in the bargain shops. No matter how bad some people bash the 90s, I still have fond memories of that comics publishing era, and I remember my excitement whenever a new special cover caught my eye: the 2099 #1 issues, the Phalanx Covenant T-O infected covers, the special X-over hologram cover cards, that cool transforming Wolverine #100 cover, the foil embossed goodness of X-Men Alpha/Omega and Generation-X #1… I say Bring It On! (as long as they are applied as creatively as they have been in the past, instead of bland generic super-hero pose in front of sparkly holo-background)
What do you guys think? And what are some of your favourite ‘special’ covers from Marvel’s past?
Marvel Introduces Groundbreaking Foilogram Covers on ULTIMATE COMICS
Marvel is pleased to unveil the special variant covers to Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1, Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 and Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #1 utilizing the brand-new Foilogram cover treatment! Part foil, part hologram, these reflective covers will jump at you from shelves! Watch as Spider-Man’s webbing catches the light! Examine the intricate technology of Tony Stark! And, yes, that’s Captain America’s shield shining back at you!
“This is Marvel doing the nineties right,” explained David Gabriel, Marvel Comics Senior Vice President of Sales & Circulation. “We’re taking two of the most popular cover treatments of all time—foil and holograms—to create an all new kind of cover, as a ‘thank-you’ to fans who’ve been demanding this kind of variant! Retailers and fans don’t need to worry. We’re only doing this on a limited basis. You won’t see one on Ms Marvel #46 or Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #4. We’re using them to mark very special occasions…such as the launch of Ultimate Comics line.”
As the Ultimate Comics line launches with Marvel’s top characters and top creators, you can’t miss the star-studded Ultimate Comics Avengers #1,Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 and Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #1, now with Foilogram Variant Covers! Fans, speak to your retailers now about how to secure one of these variant covers!
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1 FOILOGRAM VARIANT (JUN090470)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by CARLOS PACHECO
Special Foilogram Variant by CARLOS PACHECO
Parental Advisory …$3.99
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 FOILOGRAM VARIANT (JUN090473)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by DAVID LAFUENTE
Special Foilogram Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Rated T+ …$3.99
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #1 (of 4) FOILOGRAM VARIANT (JUL090484)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Special Foilogram Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
Rated T+ …$3.99
Tags: Ultimate Universe