COMICS: Ed McGuinness' Charity Variant For X-MEN #1 Revealed

Limited Edition Comix and Marvel artist Ed McGuinness have teamed up to produce a stunning Psylocke variant cover for X-Men #1 to benefit UK charity, The Sick Children’s Trust. Hit the jump to check the cover out and to read the press release in full!

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By Josh Wilding - 5/22/2013
UK based comic store, Limited Edition Comix, has produced a variant cover with Marvel Comics in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity that the store and its customers support.

The X-Men #1 variant cover, due to ship on the 27th May, is drawn by Ed McGuinness and features the X-Men’s stunning Psylocke and will have a print run of only 3500 copies worldwide with all profits going to the Sick Children’s Trust.

Richard Emms, director of Limited Edition Comix in Stevenage, comments on the release of the X-Men #1 variant cover, its connection to the charity and what it means to the store’s customers who have supported the charity too.

“We feel extremely privileged to be able to do something for The Sick Children’s Trust and on this scale. We can’t thank James (Viscardi at Marvel Comics) for all his help putting this together for us and getting Ed (Mcguinness) involved with the cover too. Ed’s cover is simply stunning and any X-fan should have this in their collection.

The Sick Children’s Trust is something that we will support each and every year and so too will our customers, as it is a charity that is very close to all of our hearts. Friends and loyal patrons of the store will know why we support this organization and we hope the whole comic buying world will support it too.

The variant cover will go on sale as from this Friday on our website, eBay and also several big comic book stores in the USA, including Midtown Comics in the coming week or so. The suggested retail price will be around $10 (£5.95) and you can buy as many as you want! We are not limiting these books at all as a sell-out means a ton of cash is going to the charity. We are also happy for comic store owners to contact us about stocking this variant cover too.”

The Sick Children’s Trust provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital.

For further information about this exclusive variant please contact Richard Emms on emms.rich@gmail.com or visit www.ltd-edition-comix.com


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sephiroth211 - 5/22/2013, 5:13 PM
Always loved me some Psylocke...

phoenixforce9 - 5/22/2013, 5:34 PM
No body draws Betsy like Jim Lee does. His Psylocke is still my fave.
phoenixforce9 - 5/22/2013, 5:53 PM
@MARVELPSYCHO79
Yup, he sure does! I kinda miss it :(
TheWolverine08 - 5/22/2013, 6:22 PM
This variant is excellent, and I am definitely picking this up on May 29th! Who else is picking this up?
phoenixforce9 - 5/22/2013, 6:34 PM
@Intruder
I wasn't particularly just talking about that. I was talking about the style and the way he drew her. I started collecting X-men comics at the height of the Claremont/Jim Lee partnership so that holds a bit of sentimental value for me. Jim was pretty much the reason I started drawing. That said the character has had some ups and downs. But I will agree with you that Dark Angel Saga was really good.
StealthPWNAGE - 5/22/2013, 6:37 PM
I hope her spine is still OK after that pose! :p

But I guess she's used to it by now! xD
HeadPool420 - 5/22/2013, 6:46 PM
I hate when awesome artist get stuck doing simplistic covers. Luckily Ed was able to pull some dynamics to this cover and didn't have her just standing there. Btw I'd love to see a JLA/X-Men crossover penciled by Jim Lee!!!
SCURVYDOG619 - 5/22/2013, 6:53 PM
Or a Batman/Wolverine crossover by Jim Lee.

With either Snyder or Brubaker writing it.

That's a license to print money and cause fanboys to go feral at the same time....
AUSSYACE - 5/22/2013, 6:54 PM
The cover is not very detailed and her face is very plain indeed...

Thank god they got rid of that silly tattoo from her face...

I prefer the original costume anyday...

TheWolverine08 - 5/22/2013, 7:01 PM
@SCURVYDOG619 A Wolverine and Batman crossover with Scott Snyder writing and Jim Lee on art? *Goes feral and destroys computer and room from excitement*!
ATrueHero1987 - 5/22/2013, 7:47 PM
I thought Olivier Coipel for going to be on this book for awhile but he's leaving after 3 issues.smh
Shadowmaster35 - 5/22/2013, 10:14 PM
I like the new outfit. It works for her.
staypuffed - 5/22/2013, 11:27 PM
Love that cover! Ed McGuinness' artwork is some of my favourite atm.
jimoakley666 - 5/23/2013, 12:33 AM
Love all the new uniforms in Uncanny X-Force. Specially Storm's which, I personally feel, is the best look she's had since her original Cockrum design back in Giant Size.
mgeoff88 - 5/23/2013, 2:29 AM
Wow! What a beautiful cover! I'm in the US, so I'll be trying to buy this from Midtown Comics.

The artwork is beautiful, it will be a rare collector's item(only 3500 copies), and the profits go to a great charity. You can't go wrong.
Lostcause - 5/23/2013, 2:53 PM
I just got off the phone with Midtown Comics , and they know nothing about this variant?!? They will have a J Scott Campbellcover for $10.

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