Last week, Comic Vine posted an exclusive look at two variant covers for the upcoming Superman/ Wonder Woman #1, which I had totally forgot about until today so we’re going to look at them now. We’ve seen the Tony Daniel cover several times already, but here are some alternatives for you to track down if you are so inclined.
First up is this Paradise Island themed cover by Aaron Kuder:
I think the layout of this is very striking, with the shattered vase and Superman posed like a statue behind Wonder Woman. It well captures the sadness Diana must associate with her home since her family was wiped out.
If you want something a little cheerier, Cliff Chiang has the duo flying through Metropolis:
It’s very retro, and feels like an old movie poster. It almost reminds me of posters I’ve seen for Metropolis, the 1927 film, which would be rather fitting.
So we’ve got two very nice variant covers for the series no one demanded and no one seems particularly enthused about. I will say this though: I think the art will be good. Tony Daniel has been growing as an artist over the past several years, evolving from a solid Jim Lee impression to having more of his own style and vibe. I was genuinely excited for his run on Action Comics with Andy Diggle until that blew up spectacularly, and I think he could be a good fit for Superman/Wonder Woman. So maybe it’ll be okay to look at least. We’ll soon find out, because the book is out October 9, just three weeks from tomorrow.