This February, many of DC’s titles will have steampunk variants drawn by some very talented artists, presumably to tie into the Infinite Crisis online game that features a steampunk universe and not because the folks at DC think it’s 1998. Both of Wonder Woman’s series will have steampunk variants, like this cover for Wonder Woman #28 by J.G. Jones and Trish Mulvihill:
And this cover for Superman/Wonder Woman #5 by Dan Panosian:
I think I like Panosian’s Wonder Woman better, though both are nice covers. It’s fun when people change it up with the colour scheme a bit.
Also, steampunk should be more than old timey plus goggles; both covers could use some fancy, faux-antiquated technology. Without that, these are just Western covers (he said, nitpicking).
Regardless, they’re cool covers, and will probably give DC a small sales boost across the line. People love variant covers! Superman/Wonder Woman #5 is out on February 12, while Wonder Woman #28 is out February 19. If you’re looking to snag either of these covers, you might want to talk to your comic shop ahead of time and reserve a copy.