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.
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.