Skottie Young is an artist who first rose to fame in the early 2000s drawing books like “Human Torch,” “Venom,” and “New Warriors.” His popularity skyrocketed as he became the artist of Marvel’s wildly successful adaptations of the “Wizard of Oz.” Where Young has garnered the most attention is through a series of variant covers that have accompanied the release of almost every Marvel premiere issue since 2012. These covers have become known as the “Young Baby Variants” for their portrayal of Marvel’s heroes and villains as babies.
The incredibly popular variant covers have taken on their own unique brand of fandom as the depictions of every Marvel character from Spider-Man and Rocket Raccoon to Deadpool and Ultron have garnered wide acclaim. Fans not interested in the comics themselves will seek out the covers featuring Young’s work. On June 30, 2015, Marvel Comics announced a new way to get Young’s art with a series of San Diego Comic-Con exclusive pins.
Beginning the first day of San Diego Comic-Con, fans will be able to acquire 28 uniquely designed enamel pins. These will be available is sets with some exclusive single pins offered exclusively at the Marvel Comics booth #2329.
Because pin trading is its own unique hobby Marvel Comics is going to have official pin trading times at their booth to allow fans to exchange their pins from sets with others to get their own unique set of Marvel character pins. Marvel is encouraging fans to check in at their booth to find the official times for pin trading.
This is the first time ever that Marvel has produced an exclusive pin set. Their choice could not be better with Eisner Award-winning artist Young’s art gracing these little pins. It’s a one of a kind exclusive that brings a whole new experience to the convention.
Be sure to head over to the Marvel Booth everyday of Comic-Con to get these sets, they are worth waiting in even those lines.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Pin 4-Pack: Contains Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Thanos and Nova. $25
- Avengers Pin 4-Pack: Contains Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Thor Odinson. $25
- Amazing Spider-Man Pin 4-Pack: Contains Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099 and Silk. $25
- Women of Marvel Pin 4-Pack: Contains She-Hulk, Thor, Squirrel Girl and Elektra. $25
- Marvel Mystery Pin 2-Pack: Contains two of the following mystery pins. Which ones will you get?: Hulk & Bruce Banner, Captain America, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Iron Patriot, Iron Fist, Loki and Captain Marvel.$12.50 per 2-pack
- Ultron, Ant-Man and Vision (sold separately) are only available in extremely limited quantities throughout the convention. Spend $30 or more at the official Marvel Shop for the ability to purchase one. $65 or more to purchase two or $100 or more to purchase all three. $10 each
- Nick Fury Pin & Lanyard Set Display your pin collection with this exclusive lanyard featuring Skottie Young artwork. Also includes exclusive Nick Fury pin only available with the Pin & Lanyard set. $15