DK have announced the results of a fan poll to decide which of Marvel’s iconic covers would adorn the back of their new book Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art hardback book.
Marvel author Alan Cowsill shortlisted three covers – Avengers vs. X-Men #1, The Infinity Gauntlet #1 and Hawkeye #1 – and more than 800 fans from across the globe took part in the vote.
The Infinity Gauntlet #1 was revealed as the winner with 38.7% of the overall vote. Avengers vs. X-Men #1 was a close second with 35.5%, leaving Hawkeye #1 with 25.8% of the vote.
Simon Beecroft, Publishing Director for Licensing at DK said, “We wanted to involve the Marvel fans and let them have their say by choosing one of the iconic comic covers to be featured on our book.
“The three options we shortlisted were based on some of the greatest covers by the industry’s top artists, which we felt pushed the boundaries of exciting design and contributed to the success of some of the biggest comic book series.
“Such close results just go to show how many great covers have appeared over the years.”
Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art will be released in August 2014 in the United States and October in the United Kingdom and Canada. Pre-order your copy today.