As a resident of Toronto, I often have cause to think about the art of Michael Cho; not just because I see him at shows and signings, and sometimes in the pub (full disclosure: I have been to the pub with Michael Cho), but because he created a distinctly niche art book that I'm very fond of; a collection of illustrations of Toronto's back alleys. Toronto has a warren of broad private streets running behind the actual streets, and when I'm strolling this city and the light and shadow hits the alleys in the right ways, I'm reminded how perfectly Cho's high contrast graphic style draws out the character and elegance to these ordinary urban spaces.

And if Michael Cho can do all that to an alleyway, imagine what he can do to a big, bold, actual comic book superhero. Actually, you don't need to imagine it. After years of creating his own striking superhero prints, Cho has been picked to provide variant covers for a slate of Marvel books shipping in February 2016, and the results are fantastic. Check out the first few covers below:


All-New Wolverine #5
Amazing Spider-Man #7
Daredevil #4
Doctor Strange #5
Invincible Iron Man #6
Old Man Logan #2
Spider-Gwen #5
Spider-Man #1
The Mighty Thor #4
The Totally Awesome Hulk #3
Uncanny Inhumans #5


In addition to the twelve covers featured above, Cho will also provide covers for the following titles shipping in February:

  • A-Force #3
  • The Astonishing Ant-Man #5
  • Captain Marvel #2
  • Guardians of Infinity #3
  • All-New Hawkeye #4
  • Howard The Duck #4
  • The Mighty Thor #4
  • Ms. Marvel #4
  • Rocket Raccoon & Groot #2
  • Scarlet Witch #3
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5
  • Venom: Space Knight #4
  • Vision #4