UPDATE: Jim Lee has now shared the colored version of the variant cover to his Twitter account.
Prolific artist and DC Comics publisher Jim Lee has revealed the uncolored version of his variant cover for gen:LOCK #1, the first issue of DC's new comic book based on Rooster Teeth Animation's popular mech-based series.
This first look at Lee's variant was shared to Twitter by the man himself. The image is dominated by an epic battle between two mechs, with gen:LOCK's human heroes visible in the bottom left corner - seemingly in a rather precarious position.
"My variant cover for gen:LOCK #1 out November 6th!" Lee wrote. "Penciled and inked this during my Twitch livestream yesterday. Drawing mech battles is mighty satisfying. From your pals at [Rooster Teeth] and [DC Comics]!" This is the second variant cover Lee has created as a part of DC's collaboration with Rooster Teeth, having also drawn one for RWBY #1.
Rooster Teeth's gen:LOCK follows a team of pilots who are recruited to control mechas -- which they link to neurologically -- in an effort to save their futuristic world from an oppressive authoritarian regime known as the Union. The series recently made the jump from the web to television, airing its first season on Adult Swim's Toonami block.
Written by Collin Kelley and Jackson Lanzig and illustrated by Carlo Barbieri, gen:LOCK #1 goes on sale in print Nov. 6 from DC Comics. The issue features a main cover by Dan Mora and a card stock variant by Jim Lee.
Created by Gray Haddock, Rooster Teeth Animation's gen:LOCK stars the voices of Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, Kōichi Yamadera, Golshifteh Farahani, Asia Kate Dillon, David Tennant, Monica Rial, Blaine Gibson, Gray Haddock, Miles Luna and Chad James.