Skrulls take over for Iron Man, Venom, Hulk, and more in Marvels May variant covers

The Skrulls are back in a big way in the Marvel Universe – and not so coincidently, also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in 2022. 

As a companion to a Secret Invasion follow-up in May by writer Ryan North and artist Francesco Mobili starring Nick Fury and Maria Hill, Marvel is publishing a series of variant covers throughout its comics line depicting Skrull versions of Marvel heroes. And because the premise of the original 2008 Secret Invasion (opens in new tab) and the 2022 follow-up is about Skrull agents secretly infiltrating Earth, unlike past variant cover themes that featured Gwen Stacy (or Carnage, or others) mashed up with other heroes, these Skrullified heroes have some potential to be the real deal. 

Skrulls hiding on Earth is also expected to be the focus on the upcoming Secret Invasion Disney Plus streaming series reuniting Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury) and Ben Mendelsohn (as Talos) along with new stars Olivia Coleman and Emilia Clarke. 

Here’s a look at the Skrulls variant cover schedule of titles and artists along with the first batch of 17 covers Marvel released.  

On sale May 4

  • Captain Marvel #38 by Stephen Segovia
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man #38 by Ernanda Souza
  • Shang-Chi #12 by Ron Lim
  • Venom #8 by Inhyuk Lee
  • X-Men #11 by Javier Garrón

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On sale May 11

  • Amazing Spider-Man #3 by Salvador Larroca
  • Avengers #56 by David Lopez
  • Black Panther #6 by Khary Randolph
  • Iron Man #20 by Pasqual Ferry
  • Moon Knight #11 by Francesco Manna
  • Silver Surfer Rebirth #5 by Mico Suayan
  • Spider-Punk #2 by John Tyler Christopher

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On sale May 18

  • Eternals #12 by Nao Fuji
  • Fantastic Four #44 by Lucas Werneck
  • Iron Fist #4 by Sergio Dávila
  • Silk #5 by Kael Ngu
  • Strange #3 by Leonardo Romero
  • Wolverine #21 by Trevor Von Eeden

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On sale May 25

  • Amazing Spider-Man #4 by Jan Bazaldua
  • Avengers Forever #6 by Phil Noto
  • Carnage #3 by Björn Barends
  • Ghost Rider #4 by David Baldeón
  • Hulk #7 by Junggeun Yoon
  • Immortal X-Men #3 by Nicoletta Baldari

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The original Secret Invasion ranks high on our list of the most impactful Marvel Comics events of all time.

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