As a general rule, I'm not a huge fan of variant covers, but let me tell you straight up: I love me a theme month. Any time that comics go with a unified cover layout for a month, I'm in, if only to see how nice they look when they're laid out next to each other on a shelf. Of course, it helps if both the theme and the covers themselves are awesome. Which, in the case of DC's variants for May of 2015, is exactly what they are.

The theme is movie posters, and the covers have taken inspiration from all over the world of cinema, and the results are genuinely amazing. I'm particularly fond of Cliff Chiang finally getting to use his Batgirl-themed Purple Rain homage on the cover of a comic, and that Superman x Super Fly mashup is something I've wanted for years, but whoever thought up that Catwoman x Bullitt cover deserves a raise and a paid vacation. Check 'em out below!

 

AQUAMAN #40 inspired by FREE WILLY, with cover art by Richard Horie
AQUAMAN #40 inspired by FREE WILLY, with cover art by Richard Horie
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BATGIRL #40 inspired by PURPLE RAIN, with cover art by Cliff Chiang
BATGIRL #40 inspired by PURPLE RAIN, with cover art by Cliff Chiang
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DETECTIVE COMICS #40 inspired by THE MATRIX, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
DETECTIVE COMICS #40 inspired by THE MATRIX, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
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BATMAN #40 inspired by THE MASK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
BATMAN #40 inspired by THE MASK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
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BATMAN & ROBIN #40 inspired by HARRY POTTER, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards
BATMAN & ROBIN #40 inspired by HARRY POTTER, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards
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BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 inspired by THE FUGITIVE, with cover art by Tony Harris
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 inspired by THE FUGITIVE, with cover art by Tony Harris
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CATWOMAN #40 inspired by BULLITT, with cover art by Dave Johnson
CATWOMAN #40 inspired by BULLITT, with cover art by Dave Johnson
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FLASH #40 inspired by NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
FLASH #40 inspired by NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
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GREEN LANTERN #40 inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, with cover art by Tony Harris
GREEN LANTERN #40 inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, with cover art by Tony Harris
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GRAYSON #8 inspired by ENTER THE DRAGON, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
GRAYSON #8 inspired by ENTER THE DRAGON, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
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GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 inspired by FORBIDDEN PLANET, with cover cover art by Tony Harris
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 inspired by FORBIDDEN PLANET, with cover cover art by Tony Harris
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HARLEY QUINN #16 inspired by JAILHOUSE ROCK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
HARLEY QUINN #16 inspired by JAILHOUSE ROCK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
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JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 inspired by MARS ATTACKS, with cover art by Marco D'Alphonso
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 inspired by MARS ATTACKS, with cover art by Marco D'Alphonso
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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 inspired by BEETLEJUICE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 inspired by BEETLEJUICE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 inspired by MAGIC MIKE, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 inspired by MAGIC MIKE, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino
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SUPERMAN #40 inspired by SUPER FLY, with cover art by Dave Johnson
SUPERMAN #40 inspired by SUPER FLY, with cover art by Dave Johnson
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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #17 inspired cover by GONE WITH THE WIND, with art by Gene Ha
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #17 inspired cover by GONE WITH THE WIND, with art by Gene Ha
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SUPERGIRL #40 inspired by WIZARD OF OZ, with cover art by Marco D'Alphonso
SUPERGIRL #40 inspired by WIZARD OF OZ, with cover art by Marco D'Alphonso
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ACTION COMICS #40 inspired by BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
ACTION COMICS #40 inspired by BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
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TEEN TITANS #8 inspired by THE LOST BOYS, with cover art by Alex Garner
TEEN TITANS #8 inspired by THE LOST BOYS, with cover art by Alex Garner
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And according to the list at CBR, there's two more yet to be seen:

SINESTRO #11 inspired by WESTWORLD, with cover art by Dave Johnson
WONDER WOMAN #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Seriously, if there is any justice in this world, there will be posters of thesetoute de suite.

[via CBR]