The work of late fan-favorite artist Michael Turner can now be seen on variant covers for two first issues of DC's new "Rebirth" line. Turner's work was recently featured on a "Batman" #1 variant cover, which Aspen Comics reports sold out in less than 24 hours. Next, his art will cover an exclusive variant for the upcoming "Justice League" #1.
Featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, Turner's art is colored by artist Peter Steigerwald. The "Justice League" #1 variant will be sold individually, and as a set (which also includes Turner's black and white sketch), exclusively through Aspen Comics. Pre-orders begin at 9 a.m. Pacific on June 26 on AspenComics.com. Both "Batman" #1 and "Justice League" #1 will also be available in limited quantities at the Aspen Comics booth (#2321) at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 21 to July 24.
Turner, one of the most popular comics artists of the late '90s and 2000s with credits including "Witchblade," "Fathom" and "Superman/Batman," passed away in 2008 at age 37.
"Justice League" #1 is written by Bryan Hitch with art by Tony S. Daniel and scheduled for release on July 20. Here's the solicitation text for the issue, chapter one of "The Extinction Machine": The oceans rise. The earth quakes. And an ancient power rises to reclaim not just the world, but the universe itself-and not even the combined might of the Justice League can stop it."