Celebrating 52 issues of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment’s May 2016 variant cover theme will pay homage to the #1 issues of eleven comics that debuted in 2011 when DC Entertainment rebooted their superhero publishing line and revitalized the comics industry as a whole. It was a momentous occasion then, and is an anniversary to celebrate now!
Inspired by Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman #1, Rags Morales and Brad Anderson’s Action Comics #1, Adam Hughes’ Batgirl #1, and more, these brand-new “The New 52” variants will grace the covers of those same landmark titles that are hitting issue #52 in May. Illustrated by an all-star lineup of incredible talent, May’s lineup of variant covers are as remarkable as the industry-changing covers they’re based on.
|Action Comics #52 variant cover by Ben Oliver|
|Aquaman #52 variant cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund|
|Batgirl #52 variant cover by Babs Tarr|
|Batman #52 variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque|
|Catwoman #52 variant cover by Inaki Miranda|
|Detective Comics #52 variant cover by Francis Manapul|
|The Flash #52 variant cover by Jesus Merino|
|Green Arrow #52 variant cover by Szymon Kudranski|
|Green Lantern #52 variant cover by Billy Tan|
|Superman #52 variant cover by Mikel Janin|
|Wonder Woman #52 variant cover by David Finch and Matt Banning|
“The New 52” variants are the latest in a variety of monthly themes.
And for nostalgia’s sake, after the jump check out the original New 52 covers #1 covers that inspired this variant series.
|Action Comics #1 cover by Rags Morales and Brad Anderson|
|Aquaman #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis|
|Batgirl #1 cover by Adam Hughes|
|Batman #1 cover by Greg Capullo and Alex Sinclair|
|Catwoman #1 cover by Guillem March|
|Detective Comics #1 cover by Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey|
|The Flash #1 cover by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato|
|Green Arrow #1 cover by Dave Wilkins|
|Green Lantern #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis|
|Superman #1 cover by George Perez and Brian Buccellato|
|Wonder Woman #1 cover by Cliff Chiang|