July’s cover theme will be THE BATMAN!

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DC has announced its latest month of cover variants and the topic is Batman, in honor of his 75th Anniversary. Artists include Kevin Nowlan, Klaus Janson, Jim Steranko, Walt Simonson, Graham Nolan, Cliff Chiang, Sean Murphy, Dave Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Mike Kaluta and more!

Previous variant theme months included Scribblenauts in January, steampunk in February, Robot Chicken in March, and MAD themed covers in honor of Alfred E. Neuman’s Birthday this month. In May it’s Batman ’66 and Bombshell’s in June.

I never see these covers! Where are they!

The first Batman cover for July released was by Jim Steranko, above

Here’s the list of books with Batman covers that aren’t Batman:

ACTION COMICS #33
AQUAMAN #33
BATGIRL #33
BATMAN #33
BATMAN AND ROBIN #33
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #13
BATWOMAN #33
DETECTIVE COMICS #33
EARTH 2 #25
GRAYSON #1
GREEN LANTERN #33
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33
HARLEY QUINN #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE #33
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #33
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3
SUPERMAN #33
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #10
TEEN TITANS #1
THE FLASH #33
WONDER WOMAN #33

Comments

  1. I hardly ever see these covers at shops, either. It seems these are pre-ordered by people who specifically collect either certain series (the entire MAD month, for example), or by people who follow certain creators’ covers (there is a guy I know that gets EVERYTHING Adam Hughes). These guys tend to pick these up on Wednesdays and thus these never hit the shelf.

  2. RAGGEDT says:

    If this is a “list of books with Batman covers that aren’t Batman,” why is BATMAN #33 listed? #headhurts

  3. Joe Heffernan says:

    The biggest mistake is variant covers – I believe this practice can alienate readers (emphasis on readers – you know, paper in hand). I know of many a devoted comic book buyer that stopped reading and collecting cold turkey because of this. I remember when Carol Kalish was alive, bless her, she fought to stop this before it started. You can almost count the days after she passed when they announced these types of variant covers. And then, oh my, you want that cover, well this book, which cost the retailer 45 to 50 percent off the cover price is now selling it for thirty bucks. Phooey! :)

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