Flash #7 Variant Cover by Darwyn Cooke

DC’s blog, The Source, has revealed Darwyn Cooke’s variant cover for The Flash #7. It’s an homage to the classic first appearance of the Reverse-Flash in the 1963 Flash #139 (cover via GCD).

It’s a fantastic cover, both in its own right and as an homage…but I think it would be a better fit for the following issue, which actually focuses on Professor Zoom, rather than this one, which is a spotlight on Captain Boomerang.

(Thanks to Wayne Lippa for spotting this one!)

Update: Converted to RGB so those of you on Internet Explorer can actually see it, since it’s the only web browser in major use that can’t display CMYK-based JPEGs.


12 thoughts on “Flash #7 Variant Cover by Darwyn Cooke

  1. Lia

    Oh wow, that is groovy! And thanks for adjusting the picture — I’ve really got to download another browser for situations like this :\

    I wish it was the regular cover, it’s lovely.

  2. kyer

    Seriously? They are using that for the Boomerang issue? Yeah, it looks good (in a poster art sort of way), but it should feature the Captain on it. Geez.

      1. Kelson Post author

        I think they’re just continuing the pattern of “Draw a cool Flash cover and we’ll use it as a variant,” rather than “Draw a cover for this plot summary.”

        This one would also fit in with DC’s 75th Anniversary variants where they’ve been having artists homage classic covers and then putting them on a current book with no real regard for whether it fits the story. (IIRC the homage to the first Superman/Flash race ended up on an issue of Action Comics starring Lex Luthor.)

  3. Perplexio

    Count me in the minority. I appreciate what Cooke was doing/trying to do and it is a good homage but I’m just not a fan of Cooke’s style. I prefer Van Sciver, Kolins, and Manapul.

  4. Javi Trujillo

    I love the cover, but I agree they should make it the reverse flash variant! Or, have Cooke do a Capt Cold homage cover as well. He did drawn him in New Frontier!


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