DC’s Newest Variant Theme Will Call Back To The Beginning Of The New 52

DC Comics Proudly Presents: “The New 52” hits 52!

It’s been nearly five years since the New 52 began, and of the original fifty-two titles released, only eleven remain, and this May, those titles reach issue #52.  To celebrate this event, and the last five years of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment has decided to have their variant cover theme for May pay homage to the #1 issues of the remaining eleven titles.  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

Check out the #1 covers and #52 variants below:

DC Entertainment’s full monthly solicitations for May 2016 will be revealed this Tuesday, February 16th @ 2pm PST / 5pm EST.