– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Variant covers are something of a tradition in American comics–usually superhero comics. While I generally abhor the tradition for two reasons (one, the covers never represent the actual content in the books, and two, I hate that it preys on the completionist’s OCD), even I have to admit that they tend to get some quality cover designs out of it, and if this first series of covers is any indication, this will be no exception.

In celebration (and promotion) of the upcoming BATMAN v SUPERMAN, DC will be producing three variant covers for ten issues of comics. The first issue to get this treatment will be DETECTIVE COMICS #50, with the cover being done by Rafael Grampa.

You can check out these covers below!

Below is the full list of comic issues that will be receiving the treatment:

3/2: Detective Comics #50 (variant by Rafael Grampa)
3/9: Action Comics #50 (variant by Martin Ansin)
3/9: Batman/Superman #30 (variant by Kevin Maguire)
3/16: Robin Son of Batman #10 (variant by Ryan Ottley)
3/16: Superman #50 (variant by Kaare Andrews)
3/23: Batman #50 (variant by Chris Daughtry and Jim Lee)
3/23: Grayson #18 (variant by Stephen Platt)
3/23: Superman/Wonder Woman #27 (variant by Charlie Adlard)
3/23: Wonder Woman #50 (variant by Massimo Carnevale)
3/30: Batgirl #50 (variant by Kevin Nowlan)

Each of these issues will have three different versions of their covers.

What are your thoughts on the three covers that have been revealed for DETECTIVE COMICS #50? Do you like what they’re doing, or are you not a fan of the practice? Let us know in the comments down below!

SOURCE: DC Comics News

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.