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DC Variant Covers Go All-Flash in January!

DC has announced the theme for January 2015’s variant covers, and in honor of the Flash’s 75th Anniversary, the theme is: The Flash!

Each of the 22 covers is an homage to a classic comic book cover, made a little…Flashier.  And the variant for The Flash #38 is, appropriately enough, a Howard Porter take on Flash of Two Worlds!

Flash 38 Cover Variant by Howard Porter

Images via CBR, IGN, ComicVine, Newsarama and HitFix. Here’s the list of credits according to Newsarama:

Batman/Superman #18 by Jim Lee
Action Comics #38 by Dave Johnson
Aquaman #38 by Steve Rude
Batgirl #38 by Aaron Lopresti
Batman #38 by Tony Daniel & Tomeu Morey
Batman & Robin #38 by Dave Bullock
Batman/Superman #18 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, & Alex Sinclair
Catwoman #38 by Ty Templeton
Detective Comics #38 by Josh Middleton
The Flash #38 by Howard Porter & HiFi Color
Harley Quinn #14 by Bruce Timm
Grayson #6 by Jock
Green Lantern #38 by Dog Mahnke & David Baron
Green Lantern Corps #38 by Bill Sienkievicz
JLU #8 by Karl Kerschl & Dave McCaig
Justice League #38 by Tony Harris
Justice League Dark #38 by Kelley Jones
Justice League United #8 by Karl Kerschl and Dave McCaig
New Teen Titans #6 by Michael Allred & Laura Allred
Sinestro #9 by Ethan Van Sciver & Alex Sinclair
Supergirl #38 by Michael Avon Oeming & Rico Renzi
Superman #38 by Kevin Nowlan
Superman/Wonder Woman #15 by Ivan Reis & Alex Sinclair
Wonder Woman #38 by Terry & Rachel Dodson

Check out the full gallery after the jump. Which ones are your favorites?

BatmanAndRobin38-FlashVariant Catwoman38-FlashVariant GreenLanternCorps38-FlashVariant JusticeLeague38-FlashVariant Aquaman38-FlashVariant Batgirl38-FlashVariant DetectiveComics38-FlashVariant JusticeLeagueDark38-FlashVariant SupermanWonderWoman15-FlashVariant ActionComice38-FlashVariant Flash 38 Cover Variant by Howard Porter HarleyQuinn14-FlashVariant TeenTitans6-FlashVariant Grayson6-FlashVariant JusticeLeagueUnited8-FlashVariant Supergirl38-FlashVariant Superman38-FlashVariant Batman38-FlashVariant Sinestro9-FlashVariant GreenLantern38-FlashVariant WonderWoman38-FlashVariant

Kelson.

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From DC’s blog: Flash Season Zero #1 (print edition) variant cover by Francis Manapul. In stores October 1.
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From DC’s blog: Flash Season Zero #1 (print edition) variant cover by Francis Manapul. In stores October 1.

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Flash #37 variant cover by Darwyn Cooke. more at Comic Vine.

Next up in DC Comics’ variant cover themes is, for some reason, not a subject or style, but an artist: Darwyn Cooke is doing landscape covers for a ton of DC’s December comics, including The Flash #37.
I first encountered Cooke’s retro 1950s-style art on the miniseries DC: The New Frontier, which I highly recommend. It links the appearance of super-heroes with the dawn of the Space Age, complete with the early Cold War and the societal upheaval going on at the time.  Look for the collected edition or pick it up digitally.
— Kelson.
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Flash #37 variant cover by Darwyn Cooke. more at Comic Vine.

Next up in DC Comics’ variant cover themes is, for some reason, not a subject or style, but an artist: Darwyn Cooke is doing landscape covers for a ton of DC’s December comics, including The Flash #37.

I first encountered Cooke’s retro 1950s-style art on the miniseries DC: The New Frontier, which I highly recommend. It links the appearance of super-heroes with the dawn of the Space Age, complete with the early Cold War and the societal upheaval going on at the time. Look for the collected edition or pick it up digitally.

Kelson.

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DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36.
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DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36.

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Flash #36 LEGO Variant Cover

DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36

Flash #36 LEGO Variant Cover

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Flash #34 Selfie Variant Cover

Flash selfie

DC is doing a line-wide month of selfie variant covers in August, and Newsarama has posted the latest batch. This is the Flash #34 cover (click on the image for the full size), and it’s by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira. I think it’s really fun, as are a lot of these! What do you guys think?

Lia.

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Flash #35 Monster Variant Cover

DC is going to be doing monster variant covers for October, including a zombie Flash by Ryan Ottley and FCO Plascencia. It’s a bit more gruesome than some of the other monster covers I’ve seen, so I’m putting it after the cut.

Flash #35 Monster Variant

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Flash on the Cover of Justice League 3000 #8 (with preview)

Justice League 3000 #8

Crave Online has a preview of Justice League 3000 #8, out this week. “In this exclusive preview from Justice League 3000 # 8, writers J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen continue their collaboration with artist Howard Porter as the future League is rocked once again by a betrayal within their ranks. But according to the cover, there’s a new Flash on the way… and she’s pissed!” Cover by

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DC has released animated mock-ups of more of their Futures End event covers, including the one for The Flash. (The before and after images were revealed a few weeks ago.) 
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DC has released animated mock-ups of more of their Futures End event covers, including the one for The Flash. (The before and after images were revealed a few weeks ago.) 

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A New Kid Flash in Teen Titans / Future’s End

Teen Titans Five Years Later

Also among the Futures End covers revealed today: Teen Titans, by Karl Kerschl (Wednesday Comics: The Flash and Teen Titans Year One). And if a future Wally West wasn’t enough, the “after” team lineup includes what looks to be a new Kid Flash… though her costume looks a bit reminiscent of Speed Freak, a member of the alternate-reality Love Syndicate of Dreamworld who appeared in Grant Morrison’s “Second Crisis” way back in Animal Man #23 (1990).

Also, it looks like we’ve got Lagoon Boy, Klarion the Witch Boy, not sure about the figure in the back, and up front…um…the Tattooine representative of Batman, Inc.?

Kelson.

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