DC Comics Pays Homage To New 52 With May Variant Covers

Posted By: Matt McGloin
02/12/2016 - 12:30pm


This May sees DC Comics pay homage to the 2011 New 52 relaunch with variant covers for the remaining titles that were originally part of the launch (Justice League appears to be missing as its 51st issue is released in May).

Note: This may be the last we see of the New 52 as DC appears to be doing another relaunch in June with "Rebirth."

Info and variant covers side-by-side their original covers are below.


Celebrating 52 issues of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment’s May 2016 variant cover theme pays homage to eleven #1 issues that kicked off The New 52.

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
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

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