Variant covers are fun little treats that may likely confuse newcomers, but are nerdy delights for dedicated collectors. We've seen Marvel pull crazy variant cover stunts with Deadpool before, and they're doing it again in January with Venom, leading up to the gooey symbiote's big boffo February happenings. Rick Remender's Venom is a great and gruesome read, and Marvel wants you to know about it.
Check out these fun variant covers that will be popping up on comics at the beginning of 2012.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 by Mike Perkins
THE DEFENDERS #2 by Chris Stevens
FF #14 by Michael Ryan
SECRET AVENGERS #21 by Khoi Pham
VENOM #12 by Mike Del Mundo
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #4 by Mark Brooks
X-MEN #23 by John Tyler Christopher