As I've stated in the past, I'm not one for variant comic covers. The limited print run of these covers is an excuse for the comic distributors to jack up the price on something I wonder will stay under the $3 price tag. Regardless of my thoughts on variant covers and the current direction of Amazing Spider-Man, I still think the variant for Amazing # 573 is five different kinds of Awesome. Note that the all powerful, immortal Stephen Colbert is on the cover, paying homage to Amazing Fantasy #15. Not only does the cover bring a smile to my face, but I think the artwork is pretty solid and is drawn by Marvel's EiC, Joe Quesada. I may not be all that fond of the guy, but he's one heck of an artist. My only knock against the art here is that Spidey's costume looks baggy. If you don't feel like paying an absurd amount of cash for a flippin' comic book just to get this variant, having a digital version cover, or the Marvle.com logo in the right hand corner, right just click the image to the left and save as.
Mr. Colbert and Spidey will team up in a back up story for the final issue of the New Ways to Die story arc. This back up tale will be written by Dan Slott. Here's to hoping it will be a million times better than Spidey's team-up with Jay Leno a few years ago. Don't remember it? Didn't read about it? Consider yourself lucky.
I'd like to thank Robert J. Sodaro for posting this cover up on his blog. I may not have found it otherwise.