DC Comics loves their monthly variant cover themes, but after June’s Joker covers caused quite a stir with a Killing Joke-inspired Batgirl cover, they’re going a little more family-friendly this time. July’s variant covers are all inspired by the hit animated series Teen Titans Go!, so the vibe is far more cute. Wonder Woman appears on several of the covers, starting with Wonder Woman #42 by Ben Caldwell:
I love this so much. Wonder Woman, the Cheetah, and Artemis living it up in the invisible jet is such a good time, and the art is adorable, from the Cheetah’s sharp teeth to Wonder Woman’s huge grin. I’m totally going to try to get this cover. It’s fantastic.
Next up is the variant for Superman/Wonder Woman #19 by Sean Galloway:
Again, so cute. And I love that Wonder Woman is fighting the Cheetah while Superman, Cyborg, and Raven get ice cream. Superman’s going big, too, with a four scooper. Though maybe that’s for Wonder Woman, because she’ll be famished after that big fight.
Finally, Wonder Woman is part of the Justice League #42 variant cover by Dan Hipp:
It seems that the Justice League is having a dance party while Darkseid looks on, probably jealous that he’s missing out on the fun. Wonder Woman’s busy lassoing Superman, and while she’s the only female character on the cover, that’s more the fault of the book’s line-up than of the artist.
After the Joker variant controversy, I think the only trouble DC might get into in July is someone thinking that these variant covers are reflective of what’s inside the book. The kid who picks up that adorable Wonder Woman cover and finds Amazons raping and murdering some dudes inside is going to be unpleasantly surprised. However, I’m sure most stores know how variant covers work, and will advise their clientele accordingly. Speaking of which, if you’re keen on any of these covers, talk to your local shop before they come out to reserve a copy.