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DC Reveals Details on the 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Variant Covers

Artist David Finch's variant covers for the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE title is revealed.

The first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 will be a bit different from the titles that are usually released from DC. To celebrate the U.S. as well as all 52 DC titles, DC will release 52 different variant covers for the first issue, each cover will feature '52 U.s. flag variant editions,' one for each of the 50 states in the union as well as one for Washington, D.C. and one for Puerto Rico. The image will feature members of the league including Catwoman, Green Arrow, Baz (the new Green Lantern) and Vibe.

The image is inspired by the classic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal for the Associated Press back in February 23, 1945 during World War II in which a group os U.S Marines hoisted the flag on Mount Suribachi. The historical photograph is titled 'Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima' and is a classic picture, so it makes sense that the artist David Finch would use the image as inspiration for the cover to the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1, due to his comic shop shelves on February 6th, 2013.

According to DC, there is "no minimum purchase needed to order the variants," and a shrinkwrapped pack of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 along with all 52 covers will be made available for purchase. Below are three of the 52 total covers, one sporting an American flag and the other two featuring the state flags for California and New York to give you an idea of what they will look like. What do you think of this idea?

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Source: DC Source

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Posted by B_Heart

Looks sweet. Can't wait to pick up the Texas varient cover!

Posted by Mbecks14

@JLDoom said:

So thats the only difference? Kind of weak

Yeah I agree.

I mean it'll be cool to see my state flag there but...not that cool.

Posted by xanthiss

I am totally against this by the way. However, If they were going to gouge customers with 52 covers worth of gimmick. They should have at least paid 52 artists to do different covers. Way to screw people in a down economy DC.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Haha cool.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Wowlock said:

I still think having 2 JL teams.... kinda overdoing it. Why not make it '' JSA'' or something instead of another JL team ? ....

There's actually three Justice Leagues (JL, JLA and Justice League Dark), and I agree with you.

If this was a perfect world we would have different names for different team books (like instead of Justice League Dark, Sentinels of Magic), but this is a world where most people buy comics based on popular titles, characters or authors, not premises.

Posted by whiteknight67

Catwoman looks soooo hot

Posted by xanthiss

Am I missing something here? According to the article - Why does it make sense that Finch would emulate the classic picture from 1945?

Posted by jwalser3

@JLDoom said:

So thats the only difference? Kind of weak

Posted by jointron33

@Miss_Garrick: It already looked like a giant hook and a staff.

Posted by strangeling

Yep. Exactly as I suspected.

Posted by queenfrost_

COP

OUT

lol bye with this basic stuff

Posted by iaconpoint

@LifePool: I'm no immigrant. I was born in the U.S. That makes me native American, just not of American Indian decent.

Posted by neiliusprime

eh, I think I will skip this variant..its cool but not worth buying to me

Posted by sora_thekey

Whooo CA!

Posted by zackattack529

@Wowlock said:

I still think having 2 JL teams.... kinda overdoing it. Why not make it '' JSA'' or something instead of another JL team ? ....

Son't forget Justice league dark, and the Justice league international (cancelled but still part of the new 52 universe)

Posted by zackattack529

I feel bad for all the sheep that are actually going to try and collect all 52 and think they have an expensive collection lol

speculators smh gotta love'em

Posted by JairamGanpat

Vibe is getting a little friendly there...

Posted by nappystr8

Really cool cover. May get the standard US, or might get Florida.

Posted by ccraft

@Gotham's Dark Knight:

In old comics JLA had a few justice league members but a lot of different characters. New 52 they made JLA a separt team, The Most Dangerous Heroes.

Posted by ccraft

@Miss_Garrick:

the new one looks better

Posted by clemj

finch's art is awsome

Posted by tomtomiii

I am very excited about the Title, but as excited as I am about JLA #1 ... I think 52 variants is BIG TIME OVERKILL! Seriously 52? I will usually get variants if I like the covers, but I doubt I'll buy more than one or two. To be honest, I'm not sure how many variants my local shops will pickup. And let's be honest, even if you have the cash for ALL 52 variants do you have the box space for 53 issue for JLA#1?

AND I WILL NOT be picking up VIBE ... seriously, a VIBE solo book. There are all sorts of better characters to choose.

Posted by Reignmaker

@JamDamage said:

wow what a bullshit gimic for DC to get a HUGE number of sales. Some poor sap is going to buy all 52 covers too. $159 for 1 book.

u mad?

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Yawn.

Posted by Anthonypilone01

DC is feeling patriotic my only questions.

1.Why Catwoman?

2.What is the point of the new green lantern Earth has more than enough?

3.Vibe? seriously you added Vibe to the team you know he was literally voted one of the worst and unpopular Justice league characters.

4.Why not put Star girl in Earth 2 you do realize if there is ever going to be a Justice society again they will need her.

You know, regardless of the medium, even the best of writers become less creative with time and eventually lose favor with fans as well as with the executives. It's sad that the current team of writers are no longer as creative as they used to be and are alienating their fan base. I don't wish harm or ill will but it won't be long before we find ourselves saying, "whatever happened to Geoff Johns and Dan DIDIO?" "Remember that mess they made with the New 52?!"

Posted by Stormbox

@Anthonypilone01 said:

DC is feeling patriotic my only questions.

1.Why Catwoman?

2.What is the point of the new green lantern Earth has more than enough?

3.Vibe? seriously you added Vibe to the team you know he was literally voted one of the worst and unpopular Justice league characters.

4.Why not put Star girl in Earth 2 you do realize if there is ever going to be a Justice society again they will need her.

You know, regardless of the medium, even the best of writers become less creative with time and eventually lose favor with fans as well as with the executives. It's sad that the current team of writers are no longer as creative as they used to be and are alienating their fan base. I don't wish harm or ill will but it won't be long before we find ourselves saying, "whatever happened to Geoff Johns and Dan DIDIO?" "Remember that mess they made with the New 52?!"

Yeah the same way fans were talking down crisis on infinite earths back in the 80s, and look now

Also, how can you judge a book without reading it?! Are you psychic?

Posted by ThePRez

Im gonna get my Puerto Rico alternative cover :) sorry but this is just cool

Posted by jrock85

smfh

Posted by dmkicksballs13

@Gotham's Dark Knight: I've always felt the same way. This particular group should be called the Justice Society, since Justice League is taken. It always bothered me that 4 of the main 7 members of the JLA weren't from America.

Posted by modunhanul

Really?

Posted by Frell

@cincyducksfan35: I was just thinking that myself.

Posted by Maki_P

I'm not from the US so this things mean nothing for me. No worse, this flag thing and the famous photo of war and all that stuff just scream "jingoism" in my Latin American ear.

I wasn't very enthusiastic about the book to begin with, but all this Patriotic Fervor thing they have going is serious turn off; I don't see it going very well overseas (and since the industry is dying they should pay attention to readers overseas)

Posted by Sidious

Lame.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Well this actually seems disappointing now...see I thought that Finch was going to do 52 UNIQUE covers for each of the states for the variant covers. Like have JLA at the ESB for the New York variant or them at the Golden Gate Bridge for the California variant. But how this seems to be that the only difference is flags. Well, the bundle deal sounds nice but unless I can get them for a good deal I just don't see the point of even getting em. Maybe US and Cali flags for me only...

Posted by VGLosers

Anything featuring Baz is a FAIL.

Posted by fACEmelter88

Dumb

Posted by Zeeguy91

@VGLosers: Why? He's proven to be an interesting character so far.

Relax, Hal's gonna come back. You really think Geoff Johns would kill him off for good? People should really learn to just enjoy things as they're presented and not superimpose their opinions onto everything and label anything that doesn't conform to said opinions as crap.

Posted by VGLosers

Because, troll, he's an admitted CRIMINAL! Baz should GO TO JAIL. His origin story is RACIST. I don't care that someone other than Hal is in the focus.

"Hal's gonna come back. You really think Geoff Johns would kill him off for good?"

No, and I never said as much. It's 100% the failure of the character of Baz.

Posted by Zeeguy91

@VGLosers: Okay, for starters, I'm not being a troll. I was asking you a question. Grow up.

And second, has Baz ever killed anyone? No. His crimes extend pretty much extend to drag racing and stealing cars. And I'm not sure if you even read GL to find out that Baz actually has a very good reason to be stealing cars.

And, being an Arab American myself, as Geoff Johns also is, I can say that Baz's origin kinda follows how things were for Arabs in America after 9/11. His origin isn't "racist", It actually sheds light on racism. So please, think before you speak because you're actually being a little offensive.

Posted by wmwadeii

The Flag Idea is nice but like other have mentioned the state should be featured in the cover. Even if they made it a backdrop to this current image I would like it better.