Mark Brooks Celebrates 60 Years of Marvel With Corner Box Covers

Retro meets modern with Mark Brooks' Corner Box Covers.

I don’t know about anybody else, but oftentimes the decision to read a book first depends on the cover art. I wish my process didn’t sound superficial, but in fairness there’s some amazing artists out there, and that goes double for comic books. Now Mark Brooks is celebrating 60 years of great art with Marvel, and bringing his talents to Avengers and X-Men with Corner Box Covers variants throughout 2023.

Here’s what the man himself had to say about the opportunity:

“There are many reasons why I was attracted to comics as a kid and the corner box was a big part of it,” Brooks explained. “I knew what issue number and who I could expect to see in the issue. It was a little preview to tantalize the reader. It was always heads, a full figure, or a micro-scene. No matter what, it enticed me to pick the book up. It’s why I started the #LetMarkCornerbox campaign in earnest on Twitter. It was primarily a joke to express my love for the corner box. It ended up taking on a bit of a life of its own. When C.B. told me that they’d like this to become a reality, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve penciled well over 100 heads so far. I don’t plan on stopping until Marvel says ‘okay, that’s enough’- LOL!”

Be sure and check out both of Mark Brooks’ Corner Box Covers variants below. And stay tuned to The Workprint for more Marvel stories!

Mark Brooks | Corner Box Covers Avengers

On Sale 7/26

Mark Brooks | Corner Box Covers X Men

On Sale 8/2

Josh Speer
Josh Speer
Josh Speer enjoys all sorts of things, but he grew up reading comic books. Stories of wonder and whimsy delight him, as do underdogs and anti-heroes. While admittedly a fan of many Marvel and DC characters (thwip thwip), of late he reads more independent comics. Big fan of Image, Dark Horse, IDW and lately even some Aftershock. Loves stories that are quirky, weird and which feature stunning artwork. Completely shocked that Marvel Netflix still exists on Disney+. Enjoys talking about comic books without getting lost in the minutiae, and focuses most on character relationships and development.

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