Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming JLU Variants

I have talked in the past about my love/hate relationship with variant covers. I have talked in the past about how I wish DC would give the Supergirl book a variant cover instead of having her be showcased on variant covers of Superman books. And I have talked in the past about ludicrous DC gimmicky promotions.

And it looks like I will be reiterating all those things here.

There are a couple of beautiful variant covers coming out in the next couple of months prominently featuring Supergirl in a positive way. Hurray!

Both variants are for Justice League United. That's fine it shows the place of prominence Supergirl has in the book.

But I wish that the Supergirl main title would get a variant. I guess I'll have to wait.

So in August, DC is running 'selfie' variants. That seems like a ridiculous gimmick to me. But whatever.

Here is the 'selfie' variant for Justice League United #4 as shown on CBR here.

Do you know what I like about this? That the three young women on the team are acting like friends here, smiling and hanging out. Beautifully drawn by Emanuela Lupacchino, this cover shows no friction between the 'loner' Supergirl, the 'bright' Stargirl, and the mysterious Equinox.

In a similar vein, here is an upcoming JLU variant by Karl Kerschl as he showcased on his site here:

This is also for number Justice League United #4. I suppose the 'selfie' could be like the 'bombshell' variants, produced in equal numbers to the regular cover, making this hockey game cover a true rarer variant.

But I love this cover as well for showing the female leads out as friends, this time watching a hockey game. And is that Alanna in 'Strange' armor. That is a nice little leak of the future of her character!

I will do my best to get both of these, begrudgingly. Thus my love/hate relationship with variants continue.


Anonymous said...

Supergirl happy?
Supergirl hanging with friends?

Wow! Pinch me, I must be dreaming! Thanks for pointing these out Anj, will have to be ordering them myself!

Also, not sure when you're picking up Supergirl #33 for review, but the cover and 1st 5 pages are here for preview --

Supergirl thinking?
Supergirl considering the consequences of her actions?
Supergirl trying to do the right thing?

...either something got slipped in my morning coffee, or... :)

Either way, can't wait to pick this up to read!

Kim said...

I really do not get DC marketing. The "Red Daughter" Red Lanterns/Supergirl crossover generated a lot of buzz, and then turned out to be actually good (the Bleez/Supergirl interaction in Red Lanterns #30 was *wonderful*). But little to no promotion. The storyline has gathered a lot of positive reviews, but the DC promotion has been limited to "Supergirl becomes a Red Lantern". Sheesh.

Bartiemus said...

DC are finally back on track with Kara being the hero she is meant to be.

The variants are awesome but I'm a digital reader cpt trades so I'll miss out but it shows some one at DC wants Kara happy and having fun my money is on Geoff johns from his AMA.

Still nervous as hell about the upcoming Doomed tie in though please don't suck please don't suck.

Anj have you read the October solicitations yet some great stuff coming up for Supergirl in her own book and JLU

Anj said...

Thanks for the comments.

You are right Kim, after the initial 'can you believe it' thrust of the publicity, there was little follow-up. Shame really because it has been very good.

Anonymous said...

Don't really think of her as a Hockey Fan...maybe she just went along with the others to see what all the Hoo-Ha was about...