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Chris Burnham's ACTION COMICS #7 Variant Ties the Past to the Present

What do Kandor and Metropolis have in common? If you read issue #4, you have an idea.

A couple months ago in ACTION COMICS #4, we saw glimpses of what happened to Kandor and it looks like Metropolis is facing the same threat. We then had a (great) two-month break as we got to see more of the last days of Krypton along with the early days of young Superman's career. On March 7, we'll get to see what happens next.

Today, DC revealed Chris Burnham's variant cover to issue #7 on The Source.

Rags had already done an excellent job with a literal approach to the bottled city idea, so I decided to go a little more conceptual. The pieces all fell into place for a good, old-fashioned split cover! Superman torn between two worlds! Kandor and Metropolis! Nature and nurture! Teflon and cotton!

The cover also gave me the chance to work with the incomparable Gene Ha’s astoundingly complicated designs for Krypton and Kandor. It was a great challenge to be true to his vision without straight-up tracing what he’d already drawn. Did I pull it off? You decide!

It's a sweet-looking cover. At first the t-shirt, jeans and boots on Superman looked a little odd. Now it's hard to decide which is the better look for him.

== TEASER ==

Here's the regular cover by Rags Morales.

Originally Greg Capullo was listed as providing a variant cover. Perhaps we'll see that for a later issue. Here's the solicit for issue #7.

Metropolis has been captured! To save it, Superman must push the limits of his nascent powers as never before! Aboard the ship that has the city captive, The Man of Steel finds an important tool that may help him defeat Metal-zero and his boss!

And as Superman fights foes in the sky, Steel must do what he can to protect those still in danger on the ground in a backup story by Sholly Fisch and Brad Walker!
19 Comments
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'm so looking forward to this issue! From what I know also the issue after this is the conclusion to the first AC arc by Morrison and Morales, so I'm so excited!

Posted by kennybaese

I kind of really want that cover... I might have to go out of my way to try to get the variant on this issue.

Posted by spider-man 2996

That sure is a nice cover!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

@walkingcarpet said:

I kind of really want that cover... I might have to go out of my way to try to get the variant on this issue.

Right? I prefer the variant waaaayyy over the original. Might have to be picky with this one.

Posted by Or35ti

That variant is so beautiful! Can someone please tell me how people normally get variant editions? cos I want that! :)

Posted by microwave25

Thank god we're getting back to the main story. I couldn't take anymore of that crazy origin story.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Can't wait to read this issue

Posted by The Stegman

Thank god we're getting back to the main story. I couldn't take anymore of that crazy origin story

 
This, i liked the origin itself, but the whole time travel thing with the Legion was madness
Posted by The_Tree

Looks great, can't wait.

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Posted by KidSupreme

I can't wait to see it!

Posted by zackattack529

@Or35ti: comic stores usually take them out of the group and put it near the register and thus charge more(usually $8 or up)

my Local comic store doesnt charge but the cover price, downside is youd have to wait in front of the store and youd have to be first, because its a small shop and only order maybe a 100 or less of big comics, so therfore thered only be like 3-4 variants and those are usually sold out before the store opebns because employees have every right to pre-order the variant if they feel(which they always do) so variants can be harder to come by, more specifically (green lantern and batman)

Posted by notarandomguy

Why action comics keeps getting even way much better than sups own book?

Posted by The Impersonator

@spider-man 2996 said:

That sure is a nice cover!
Posted by davidgrantlloyd

Only a little longer to wait til this issue hits the shelves ... come on! come on! :)

Posted by Primmaster64

Nice

Posted by Deranged Midget

Lovin this series so far.

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Posted by azza04

I god dam hate Supes armoured costume, I didn't like it when I first saw it but I have given it time to grow on me but it just hasn't. It's a shame cos now I gotta put up with it for a few years until they change it :(

Posted by Mister_Sensational

@zackattack529 said:

@Or35ti: comic stores usually take them out of the group and put it near the register and thus charge more(usually $8 or up)

my Local comic store doesnt charge but the cover price, downside is youd have to wait in front of the store and youd have to be first, because its a small shop and only order maybe a 100 or less of big comics, so therfore thered only be like 3-4 variants and those are usually sold out before the store opebns because employees have every right to pre-order the variant if they feel(which they always do) so variants can be harder to come by, more specifically (green lantern and batman)

Man, I thought my local store was the only one that did that! I hate that they do, it's always the best looking variants too. They jack the price up to $10 or $12 (grrrrr)

Posted by LordRequiem

His right leg is somewhat thinner than his left. Cool art though.