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Marvel celebrating Black History Month with Ernanda Souza covers

Ernanda Souza’s variant cover art celebrates Black History Month!

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Marvel Comics fans who read the February solicitations each month might have noticed Ernanda Souza’s name under many titles for variant cover art and today, Marvel Comics has revealed a ton of the covers! To celebrate Black History Month, the series of variant covers depict prominent Black heroes from your favorite Marvel series.

“First of all, I have to say that working for Marvel is a huge dream come true. I grew up watching Marvel movies and TV shows—especially the X-Men animated series in the ’90s—and playing the whole Arcade franchise games. And to be honest, I never thought I would ever do work with them, but I’m glad to say I did,” Souza said in a press release sent to AIPT. “As an Afro/Latin artist, it’s a big honor for me to start with the company and work on some of the characters I like and who represent the Black community. Representation with respect is always a good thing, there can never be too much. I know I can only speak for myself, but I hope I did them justice.”

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Check out the covers below.

  • AVENGERS #42 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • BLACK PANTHER #23 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • KING IN BLACK: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • CHAMPIONS #4 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • IRON MAN #6 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #3 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #23 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA
  • X-MEN #18 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

Check out the official Marvel press release for all the details below.

New York, NY— January 22, 2021 — Announced last year, Marvel Comics will honor Black History Month with a series of variant covers depicting their most prominent Black heroes. Today, Marvel is proud to present the additional covers that will make up February’s collection. A celebration of the legacy of Black heroes in Marvel Comics’ storytelling, these beautiful pieces of art will grace the covers of our most popular ongoing titles throughout the month of February and feature depictions of Storm, Black Panther, Miles Morales, Falcon, War Machine, Blade, Ironheart, and the new Valkyrie who recently appeared in KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #1. These beloved characters will be brought to life in the distinct, electrifying style of rising star artist Ernanda Souza in her Marvel Comics debut.

“First of all, I have to say that working for Marvel is a huge dream come true. I grew up watching Marvel movies and TV shows—especially the X-Men animated series in the ’90s—and playing the whole Arcade franchise games. And to be honest, I never thought I would ever do work with them, but I’m glad to say I did,” Souza said. “As an Afro/Latin artist, it’s a big honor for me to start with the company and work on some of the characters I like and who represent the Black community. Representation with respect is always a good thing, there can never be too much. I know I can only speak for myself, but I hope I did them justice.”

See below for a complete list of Souza’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH variant covers and be sure to pick them at your local comic shop throughout the month of February.

AVENGERS #42 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

BLACK PANTHER #23 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

KING IN BLACK: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

CHAMPIONS #4 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

IRON MAN #6 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

KING IN BLACK: RETURN OF THE VALKYRIES #3 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #23 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

X-MEN #18 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER by ERNANDA SOUZA

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