“Superman Unchained” #1 by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee hits stores June 12, and DC Comics is planning a number of variant covers to celebrate the hero’s 75th anniversary. In an interview with DC co-publisher Dan DiDio, IGN has posted eight new variant covers by fan-favorite and critically acclaimed artists Bruce Timm, Dave Johnson, Neal Adams, Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens, Lee Bermejo, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez and Brett Booth that each represent a different era for the Man of Steel.
“We really wanted to go after the artists that captured the flavor and the spirit of the times that we were going for — everything from Superman’s inception through the Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, Modern Age, through to capturing the time of Superman Reborn. Also, we’re looking at Superman versus his greatest nemesis, Lex Luthor,” DiDio told IGN of the variant covers. “So we really wanted to capture the things that just resonated with the people throughout the years, because ultimately it just shows the life and longevity of this character. And the fact that we’re able to launch this book, ‘Superman Unchained,’ in the way we have just shows that he’s just as vibrant and vital now as he was 75 years ago.”
Check out the variants below.