Garage – a biannual print publication that brings to life the most original and ambitious collaborative projects across contemporary art and fashion – has teamed with Marvel to create five special edition covers for its tenth issue, celebrating the brand’s powerful women.
Garage Issue 10 focuses on the inclusiveness and democracy within the contemporary art world and its covers, available from Thursday 11th February, feature leading supermodels styled as some of Marvel’s most popular heroes: Cuba Tornado Scott as Thor, Candice Swanepole as Spider-Gwen, Lexi Bowling as Captain Marvel, Adriana Lima as She-Hulk and Karlie Kloss as Black Widow.
Bowling says she’s “stoked” to be made a Marvel hero, crediting Patrick de Marchelier, make-up artist and Creative Design Director Pat McGrath, Piergiorgio Del Moro and Samuel Ellis Scheinman for their work on the cover project.
Using the Garage Mag app, readers can also scan each of the covers to see the leading ladies come to life as 3D digital animations.
“Over the past few years, female super heroes have been front and centre at Marvel, from Jane Foster taking on the mantle of Thor, to Captain Marvel being celebrated in her own movie,” said Sana Amanat, director of content development and editor at Marvel Comics.
“Now, these leading ladies are having an incredible fashion moment with Garage Magazine. Reinterpreting our Super Heroes through these fashion magazine covers perfectly demonstrates what we believe about our characters – the idea that anyone can express their own unique identity and individualism.”
“Marvel is one of the most pre-eminent entities on the globe,” the magazine notes in its online cover feature. “Fantasy and realities have clashed to create killer villains and roaring super heroes since 1939 in the company’s Marvel Comic Universe (MCU).
“But why is it so significant? Humanization of Marvel’s core legion of saviours has enabled generations of comic-book lovers to interact with society’s most troubling of issues: alcoholism (Iron Man, Captain Marvel), the fear and love of being different (X-Men), overcoming bullies (Spider-Man), tackling Western prejudices and perceptions (through Marvel’s first Muslim American super hero, Ms. Marvel) and – most super – empowering women through the strength and cosmic might of its stupendous female roster.
“Garage joined forces with Marvel and combined their powers of originality to create an issue focusing on the impactful potency of womanhood in modern times.”
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