INCREDIBLE! Are you as shocked as me that over the course of fourteen (that we’ve seen) variant covers, that Milo Manara has actually drawn A DUDE on one of them?
It’s pretty confusing, because Marvel is the sort of company that mostly just publishes comics about women, and of course is primarily run by and employs women, all of their most successful characters are female, so you’d think that when it comes to promoting them to their predominantly female audience, they’d spend more time putting some hot beefcake on their covers. Sure, it might make a few dudes uncomfortable seeing a hot little dong-root poking out of the top of Namor’s trunks, but look, a lot of gals like that! It’s just a little fan-service, that’s all.
And besides, these aren’t even the main covers! They’re rare variants that most people never even see! Except when they send them out in press releases, but we all know that the only men who use the internet are joyless social justice warriors who will find anything to complain about.
Let’s just keep that in mind, that the Nightcrawler cover doesn’t reflect the interior of the book, it’s just something put together by the exact same group of people who commissioned the cover, I’m sure they’re completely unrelated.