While DC Comics has been killing it in a number of areas since the launch of its Rebirth initiative, one area that perhaps hasn't been getting enough attention is the amazing variant covers the publisher is putting out. From Tim Sale providing monthly covers on Batman to Jenny Frisson's upcoming work on Wonder Woman, DC has been going all out with some beautiful variants.
The publisher has provided ComicsAlliance with an exclusive first look at the Action Comics cover for late-October and variants for Action Comics, Detective Comics, The Vigilante: Southland and Batman Beyond.
Over the past few months, we've been slowly freaking out over the Mondo gallery's tribute to Batman's 75th anniversary. Every time a new set of art was revealed, the show looked better and better, and now that it's actually open down in Austin, our suspicions have been confirmed: The art for this show is incredible.
Not only do they have the portraits inspired by Batman '66 and the beautifully designed posters inspired by the movies and classic episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, but the gallery features work from comic book artists Francesco Francavilla and Jock, too. Fittingly enough, the two collaborated on an amazing piece based on "The Black Mirror," the excellent Scott Snyder story they both contributed to, but Francavilla also took on a poster inspired by Kelley Jones and Doug Moench's classic Elsewords Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, and Jock produced a pair of pieces based on Frank Miller's Batman: Year One that I'm pretty sure I desperately need to own.
With its limited supply of gorgeous Francesco Francavilla Black Beetle screen-printed posters completely sold out, Mondo has now turned its attention to this week's release of Man of Steel. The preeminent curators and producers of original, high quality illustrated posters based on film and television properties, Mondo's risen to the occasion of the Superman movie reboot with two new and extremely limited pieces by Ken Taylor and Martin Ansin, each depicting the titular Man of Steel in suitably iconic moments. Naturally both posters come with ultra-rare variants, including a "metal variant."
Four more of Mondo's expertly-designed The Avengers movie posters have surfaced, showing off The Alamo Drafthouse creative boutique's take on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Among the upcoming limited edition prints are Iron Man by Kevin Tong, Captain America by Phantom City Creative, Thor by Martin Ansin and Hulk by Ken Taylor...
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