The heroines of DC Comics have been given a classic make-over. Notable characters such as Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy have been rendered in the 1940’s and 50’s pin-up style for variant covers of their respective titles. The Bombshell Variant promotional covers were undertaken by artist Ant Lucia, drawing inspiration from the DC Collectables’ Bombshell Statue line.
“I’m so proud of the work we’ve accomplished on the Bombshell line and very excited to see them become part of the cover series,” artist Lucia told USA Today. “It has been a privilege to work with the team at DC Collectibles and watch these develop. Having my art on the cover of DC’s comic books has been a dream of mine since I was very young so this is particularly special to me.”
Set to release in June, the gorgeous variant covers will be featured on 20 of DC’s best selling titles, including Action Comics #32, Detective Comics #32, and Green Lantern #32. Judging from the three covers released ahead of the launch, Lucia has put a lot of heart into her work. To me, the covers represent so much more than who the characters are and what they represent. It’s almost like a piece of history has come back but in awfully cleaver nerd form. Now if only there was a Mad Men comic to complete the feel of vintage in the future…kidding.
What are your thoughts on the covers? Are pin-ups cover and done with? Check out the full photos below and Let us know in the comments.
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