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.

Check out the covers and solicitation information for the October 28th releases below.


ACTION variant Cv966
Gary Frank


Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT • Covers by CLAY MANN • Variant covers by GARY FRANK
Retailers: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the order form for details.
“BACK IN THE PLANET” part two! As the Daily Planet’s star returns to work, so does Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, Superman continues to investigate the devastation in the aftermath of the Doomsday attack.
On sale OCTOBER 26 • Each 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


DETECTIVE variant Cv943
Rafael Albuquerque


Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ • Cover by JASON FABOK • Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE • Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE VICTIM SYNDICATE” part one! Batman can’t save everyone—innocent people sometimes fall in the war against evil that he’s declared in Gotham. But what happens when those victims start to fight back…and they don’t only blame the criminals who shattered their lives? Batman’s never faced an enemy like this, and his team may find themselves questioning everything they know about what heroes do!
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


Martin Ansin


Written by DAN JURGENS • Art by BERNARD CHANG • Cover by RYAN SOOK • Variant cover by MARTIN ANSIN • Blank variant cover • Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE RETURN” part one! Terry McGinnis is back as Batman, much to the delight of his family and friends. But is the original Joker really back as well? Inspired by the possible return of their role model, the Jokerz have taken over an entire section of Gotham City and are determined to wreak havoc in the still-rebuilding city. While Batman battles chaos on the streets, his friend Dana is at the mercy of the new leader of the now-unified gang.
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


Tony S. Daniel


Written by GARY PHILLIPS • Art by ELENA CASAGRANDE • Cover by MITCH GERADS • Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Donny was feeling pretty settled in his cushy life. Even though his girlfriend was politically active, he never gave social justice or racial issues any time. So, when Dorrie discovers something she shouldn’t have and ends up dead, no one expects Donny to be the guy to carry on her work—but that’s exactly what he does, putting on a mask and taking to the streets. He soon finds himself tangled in family history, political conspiracy, and a plot that goes far deeper than he ever imagined.
Set in the heart of Los Angeles, this new VIGILANTE series raises an old question while making it relevant to our times: when you witness bad things being done, how far would you go to set them right? Written by Gary Phillips, noted writer of the Ivan Monk series of novels, and drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), this hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption takes the Vigilante into a whole new danger zone.
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, 1 of 6, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+



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