DC Comics is celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary in a variety of ways this year, but my favourite so far is a series of variant covers by Mike Allred done in the style of the 1966 Batman TV show. Allred has been doing the covers for the comic based on the show, Batman ’66, and they’ve been an absolute blast; the stories inside have been fantastic too. Now Allred is drawing the rest of the DC universe this May, and Comics Alliance posted a peek at some of his covers, including both of Wonder Woman’s titles.
Allred has drawn Wonder Woman before, most notably in the campaign for MAC’s Wonder Woman cosmetics line a few years ago. I assume that all of his covers are coloured by Laura Allred, his usual collaborator, but DC’s solicits never credit colorists. It’s a pretty safe bet, though.
Their first cover is Wonder Woman #31, where Wonder Woman appears to have taken issue with a rock group:
It looks like Wonder Woman’s plugged her golden lasso into the electrical guitar. I don’t know what sort of sound quality you’d get from that, but it might make the guitar unable to play the wrong notes, maybe? That would be handy.
Next up is Superman/Wonder Woman #8, where the Allreds take a more romantic angle:
Not caring much for the romance, this cover doesn’t do a ton for me, but it’s lovely nonetheless. Plus it’s always nice to see the old costumes.
I’m not sure what the ratios for these variant covers are. DC usually goes 1 in 25, so if you’re looking to grab one you should talk to your local comic shop beforehand and get them to set one aside for you. Superman/Wonder Woman #8 is out May 14, and Wonder Woman #31 follows on May 21.