Two of the 18 Marvel comics released on September 20, 2006 had Djurdjevic covers: BLADE #1 and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1. His first contributions to comic history displayed a master's understanding of anatomy, an ability depicting a plethora of diverse textures and a compelling command of colors but it is his gift for composition that makes his pieces more than the sum of their parts.
"I was far more excited to work on BLADE than X-MEN FIRST CLASS because it meant confining myself to the restrictions of an all ages book to work on the X-Men. But even so, I really wanted to do a good job with it, so I tried to come up with different solutions that were simple and beautiful to look at."
from THE MARVEL ART OF MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Marvels released September 20, 2006:
Djurdjevic was the only artist with two covers. ASTONISHING X-MEN #17 (cover by John Cassaday) BLADE #1 (Cover by Marko Djurdjevic) CIVIL WAR #4 (Cover by Steve McNiven, Variant Cover by Michael Turner) CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #3 (Cover by Juan Doe) EXILES #86 (Cover by Paul Pelletier) GHOST RIDER #3 (Cover by Mark Texeira) IRON MAN #12 (Cover by Adi Granov) MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #5 (Cover by Sean Chen) MARVEL SPOTLIGHT STAN LEE JACK KIRBY (Cover by Jack Kirby) MOON KNIGHT #5 (Cover by David Finch) NEXT WAVE AGENTS OF HATE #8 (Cover by Stuart Immonen) RUNAWAYS #20 (Cover by Jo Chen) SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #30 (Cover by Clayton Crain) ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #34 (Cover by Pasqual Ferry) UNION JACK #1 (Cover by Mike Perkins) WOLVERINE #46 (Cover by Humberto Ramos) X-FACTOR #11 (Cover by Ryan Sook)
One day shy of the one year anniversary of the debut of his first Marvel cover, Marko Djurdjevic's 52nd cover shipped. 9/20/06: BLADE #1, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1 10/18/06: BLADE #2, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #2 11/15/06: BLADE #3, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #3 12/13/06: BLADE #4, X-23: TARGET X #1 (variant) 12/20/06: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #4 12/27/06: WHAT IF? AGE OF APOCALYPSE December 2006: CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 (German variant & UK variant) 1/10/07: BLADE #5, THUNDERBOLTS #110 1/17/07: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #5 2/14/07: BLADE #6, THUNDERBOLTS #111 2/21/07: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #6 3/14/07: BLADE #7, THUNDERBOLTS #112 3/21/07: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #7 3/28/07: DAREDEVIL #95 4/11/07: BLADE #8, THUNDERBOLTS #113 4/25/07: DAREDEVIL #96, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #8 5/9/07: BLADE #9, THUNDERBOLTS #114, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #14 5/30/07: DAREDEVIL #97 6/6/07: MYSTIC ARCANA: MAGIC 6/13/07: BLADE #10 6/27/07 : DAREDEVIL #98, THUNDERBOLTS #115, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #15 7/11/07: BLADE #11, MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #1 7/18/07: MYSTIC ARCANA: BLACK KNIGHT, THUNDERBOLTS: DESPERATE MEASURES 8/8/07: BLADE #12, DAREDEVIL #99, MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #2 8/15/07: SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/ MODOK'S 11 #2, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #16 8/22/07: MYSTIC ARCANA: SCARLET WITCH, THUNDERBOLTS #116, WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA FILES 9/5/07: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #544 (variant), SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/ MODOK'S 11 #3 9/12/07: DAREDEVIL #100, MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #3 9/19/07: WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #17
Djurdjevic depicted 58 different characters on his first year's covers: Amadeus Cho, Americop,Angel,Beast,Black Bolt, Black Knight, BlackWidow, Blade, Boomerang,Bucky, Bullseye, Captain America, Chameleon, Cyber, Cyclops, Daken, Daredevil,Dr. Strange, Elektra, Jack Flagg, Gladiator, Gorilla Man,Green Goblin, Hulk,Iceman, Iron Fist,Iron Man, Kingpin,Korg, Living Laser, Lizard, Luke Cage,Magick,Marvel Girl, Modok, Moonstone, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, Nightshade, Owl,Penance,Professor X, Puma, Purple Man, Radioactive Man, Santa, Scarlet Witch, Songbird, Spider-Man, Spot, Steel Spider, Thor, Tombstone, Typhoid Mary,Venom,Wolverine and X-23. Blade appeared on a dozen covers. There was a tie for second most Djurdjevic-depicted character between Angel, Bullseye, Daredevil, Venom and Wolverine at six covers. He tried not to repeat himself layout-wise except for the few times he was forced to by editorial edict.