Marvel Comics set to STEAM up November with special variant covers

STEAM variant covers hit stands in November

As many students are getting back to school, Science Technology Engineering, Art and Math will be a heavy focus. To help make that little bit more fun for students, Marvel is doing its own STEAM initiative.

Marvel will be releasing special STEAM variants featuring some of Marvel’s newest heroes in November.

‘Our characters have been exciting fans for ages,’ says David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Comics. ‘With our new STEAM Variants, we plan to continue to motivate our fans to explore their passions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math and present these disciplines through some of our favorite young heroes who are doing just that – following their dreams and preparing for the challenges that await them ahead.’

Each of the five variants will spotlight a different STEAM aspect. Here’s the breakdown and the artist tackling the covers.


  • S (science) – MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #13 by Joyce Chin


  • T (technology) – SPIDER-MAN #10 by Pasqual Ferry


  • E (engineering)— INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 by Mike McKone


  • A (art) — CHAMPIONS #2 by Pascal Campion


  • M (math) – GWENPOOL #8 by Will SlineyGwenpool008_STEAM_SLINEY_VAR

Through Marvel’s STEAM Variants, this campaign plans to ignite the spark of creativity and innovation that fuels and empowers the very heroes that have helped inspire generations around the world. This November, join Marvel at your local comic shop as we continue to inspire champions of education, seekers of enlightenment, and the next generation of visionaries with Marvel’s STEAM Variants.

That’s a pretty cool theme. Marvel has continued to find creative variant ideas from action figure package style to hip hop homages. This one is especially cool as it ties in to education. And this is a clever way for Marvel to draw more eyeballs on its younger generation characters whom young readers will find more relatable.

Image Credit: Marvel Comics

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