Back in 2011, DC Comics flipped the comics industry on it's head when it announced that it would be relaunching it's entire line and starting with all new #1s. 52 to be exact. This May, some of those books reach their 52nd issue, and to celebrate DC Comics is homaging those issues by recreating their iconic first covers.
The New 52 launched the careers of creators like Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul & Cliff Chiang to new heights, introducing their work to a larger audience which set the industry on fire. Snyder's Batman for example has on average sold over 100k since it's debut. It's the kind of run we rarely see in comics these days.
Here's a list of what DC has planned and who is doing which cover:
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
For comparison's sake, here are the original art teams for the #1 issues:
Action Comics #1 cover by Rags Morales and Brad Anderson
Aquaman #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Batgirl #1 cover by Adam Hughes
Batman #1 cover by Greg Capullo and Alex Sinclair
Catwoman #1 cover by Guillem March
Detective Comics #1 cover by Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey
The Flash #1 cover by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Green Arrow #1 cover by Dave Wilkins
Green Lantern #1 cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Superman #1 cover by George Perez and Brian Buccellato
Wonder Woman #1 cover by Cliff Chiang
Check out the new variant covers below and for more information on DC's May solicits, stay tuned to ComicBook.com. With DC teasing a "Rebirth" expect, many endings, and possibly even a few beginnings in May. Here are some books we're hoping get a "Rebirth."
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