Phil Noto knows how to create a stylish retro vibe, and he can conjure up a soft-edged gauzy aesthetic that perfectly evokes the nostalgic familiarity of photographs from the 1960s and 70s. It's a talent that he exploited to beautiful effect in a series of pieces for his Tumblr that presented Silver Age Marvel heroes in the mode of old celebrity snaps from Life Magazine; the images that would have existed if these heroes had been real in the age they were created.

Those Tumblr images are the clear inspiration for a month of Phil Noto variant covers at Marvel this February, though the inspiration stretches beyond Life Magazine pastiches to cover hip-hop, fashion photography, and even candid personal images. Several of the covers were released this week courtesy of Marvel, Comic Vine, CBR and Newsarama, and they're a gorgeous selection of images, so we've collected them all in one place for your appreciation.


All-New Captain America




Guardians Of The Galaxy


Amazing Spider-Man


Angela: Asgard's Assassin






Uncanny X-Men


Rocket Raccoon






All-New X-Men


Black Widow




Yet to be revealed at the time of this writing are the covers for Avengers, New Avengers, Deadpool, Legendary Star-Lord, and SHIELD.