Posted by G-Man (32555 posts) - - Show Bio

Having variant covers isn't a new idea. They're starting to become more and more impressive each month. In many cases, it's a great way to see another hot artist's interpretation of the characters. In some cases, they can actually be a little more interesting than the regular cover.

Today, DC has revealed the variant cover to GREEN LANTERN #7 by Ian Churchill. It is pretty impressive.

Issue 7 kicks off the next arc, "The Secret of the Indigo Tribe." Hal and Sinestro have to work together (again) and travel to the Indigo homeworld to "uncover the truths behind a heinous crime."

Ian Churchill explains how he came up with this cover:

The GREEN LANTERN editor, Brian Cunningham, asked for a cover involving the character Indigo-1 and to have the two Green Lanterns completely defeated! I came up with a few thumbnails and Brian preferred this one because he said he liked the way it reversed the clichéd view of the male on the throne flanked by females.
== TEASER ==

If that wasn't enough, check out the penciled version as well.

GREEN LANTERN #7 is on sale March 14. It's written by Geoff Johns with art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy. Here's the regular cover (by Mahnke) as well as the official solicit for the issue. This is going to be another great arc.

"The Secret of the Indigo Tribe," part 1! The GL team of Hal Jordan and Sinestro must investigate a crime that leads them to the Indigo homeworld in deep space. And what they find there will not only shock them, but also change the way you look at Lantern lore!
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#1 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

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#2 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

Co-sign.
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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33059 posts) - - Show Bio
@Morpheus_ said:
@aztek_the_lost said:

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

Co-sign.
yip
#4 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are most variant covers always better than the regular ones? Give me that variant!

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#5 Posted by crowncoke (206 posts) - - Show Bio

I am hoping that this storyarc and it's tie in with Blue Beetle will really shine. I love the idea that the various Lantern Corps are not infallible.

#6 Posted by bladewolf (730 posts) - - Show Bio

The variant definitely looks cooler!

#7 Posted by stormtrance1618 (146 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both covers!

#8 Posted by Billy Batson (57957 posts) - - Show Bio

variant>regular

BB

#9 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

#10 Edited by NightFang (9985 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

Yep.

#11 Posted by DDangelico (219 posts) - - Show Bio

Variant definitely looks rad, but my local comic shop always overcharges for them. May pick it up on Ebay though--that's where I usually pick up variants. What do you guys usually do?

#12 Posted by Danial79 (2347 posts) - - Show Bio

Very, very cool. Can't wait for this new arc.

#13 Posted by Outside_85 (8712 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda reminds me of the issue where they introduced that male Star Sapphire.

#14 Posted by supergirlH0p3 (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Variant cover is awesome, Indigo hottie is win, but what I really want is to know how GLs are going to continue since the guardians have obviously gone evil overlord
I know... Wait and see

#15 Posted by mikeclark1982 (424 posts) - - Show Bio

at my LCS, variants are 7 bucks... i may get this and hang it on my wall.

#16 Posted by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

Indeed a beautiful cover.

#17 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11376 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Hal wearing some sort of shoulder armor in the variant???

Regardless, I like the variant waaaayyy more

#18 Posted by laabitres (377 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought they were compassionate lolz

#19 Posted by xkoenig (393 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see Ian Churchill back getting regular work! I can't wait to see Ravagers.

#20 Posted by jaredbright (204 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, my shop charges for variants, too. But there's a convention coming up in Seattle, so maybe I can find a cheaper copy there.

#21 Posted by sora_thekey (8161 posts) - - Show Bio

The Indigo Tribe is kinda cool.

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#22 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

impressive.

#23 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

mm i like both covers. but i kinda like the regular cover better. the glowing symbols and the indigo tribe all huge in the back. kinda reminds me of how they used to do "Starwars" movie posters. ill probabaly nd up getting both covers tho.

#24 Posted by The Impersonator (5383 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

@Morpheus_ said:
@aztek_the_lost said:

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

Co-sign.
yip
#25 Posted by Kavahaden (122 posts) - - Show Bio

Me want now

#26 Posted by The Poet (8335 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll take anyone they send me...

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#27 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Tsk tsk, not as compassionate as they portray themselves to be, aren't they? Bad Indigo-1...bad...

#28 Posted by thechessclub (499 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikeclark1982 said:

at my LCS, variants are 7 bucks... i may get this and hang it on my wall.

That's not too shabby of a price actually.

#29 Posted by LordRequiem (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand why the Indigo Tribe appear far more powerful than any other corps.

#30 Posted by marginal (5 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

I'd take that variant over the regular any day

nuff said, and i have it