The remaining series from the New 52 launch are coming up on issue #52, and DC Comics is celebrating with a set of variant covers homaging the #1 issues from the launch. Here’s Jesus Merino’s tribute to Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato’s cover to Flash #1:
DC has revealed its variant cover theme for April 2016: the DCU drawn by John Romita, Jr. While he’s done Superman and Batman recently, the legendary artist is best known for his work at Marvel, so bringing him over to DC for a whole month of covers is an event in itself!
Flash also appears on the Justice League and JLA covers, and you can see all of them at the linked gallery on DC’s blog.
DC is unveiling their January 2016 variant cover theme: coloring books. Each issue in the theme will have a line art variant cover suitable for coloring yourself. Comic Vine has several including Flash #48 by Derec Donovan.
Francis Manapul returns to do a variant cover for The Flash #46 (along with Warner Bros. Animation) as part of DC’s Looney Tunes variant covers for November.
When I saw that DC was doing these, my first thought was: Roadrunner or Speedy Gonzales? Well, why choose?
Check out the full gallery for Duck Tracy in Detective Comics, Wonder Woman in What’s Opera Doc?, and a lot more!
In the middle of SDCC, DC has announced their October variant cover theme. Once again, to coincide with Halloween it’s a monster theme. As usual, the covers are spread around several news sites including ComicVine, which has The Flash #45 by Gustavo Duarte.
Trick or treat?
Newsarama has collected a full gallery of all 25 covers. These things never seem to stay exclusive for long.
I like the “It Came From Krypton!” 50s-style B-movie poster for Action Comics. How about you? Which ones are your favorites?
Two things come to mind as I look through the gallery:
1. While Hal Jordan is the most frequently-appearing GL in this set, he’s not the only one. John Stewart appears on this cover, the Batman Beyond Green Lantern appears on that series’ cover, etc. There are even a few with Alan Scott, the Green Lantern who’s actually been around 75 years, including a great Detective Comics cover by Cliff Chiang featuring Golden-Age Green Lantern and Batman.
2. These appear to be normally-numbered issues of the various series. Apparently post-New 52 DC is done with their yearly September special events like the zero issues, villain’s month, and Future’s End tie-ins. Considering we just got through with a two-month hiatus for everything, that’s probably a good idea.