If you haven't read Vera Brosgol's graphic novel, Anya's Ghost, I recommend heading down to your local library and picking it up. Brosgol uses a not-so-friendly ghost to explore a first-generation Russian-American teenage girl's desire to fit in and hide her immigrant roots. Brosgol
Generally speaking, variant covers can be a drag. At their worst, they can emphasize comic "collectibility" over their actual content. Every now and then, though, someone gets it right, and Boom! Studios' latest round of Adventure Time and Marceline and the Scream Queens variants is definitely a great example.
With the variant covers for Adventure Time #8 and Marceline and the Scream Queens