The New 52 Hits 52 This May

Press Release:

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

Celebrating 52 issues of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment’s May 2016 variant cover theme will pay homage to the #1 issues of eleven comics that debuted in 2011 when DC Entertainment rebooted their superhero publishing line and revitalized the comics industry as a whole.  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

“The New 52” variants are the latest in a variety of monthly themes.

You can check out each variant cover for each issue that will bear a #52 below, along with the #1 cover they are paying homage to. It’s cool to see the evolution some of the characters went through.

Images and information courtesy of DC Entertainment.

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