EXCLUSIVE: John Romita Jr. Illustrates the DC Universe in April Variant Month Theme

Fri, January 15th, 2016 at 6:00am PST

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Albert Ching, Managing Editor
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It was a big deal when John Romita Jr. -- best known for his run of more than 30 years at Marvel Comics -- moved to DC Comics in 2014 for a run on "Superman." Romita's next big DC project will be "Dark Knight Returns" prequel "Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade," but those eager to see the superstar artist take on even more DC Comics characters are in luck -- he's illustrated 26 covers for the publisher for April's releases.

CBR has the exclusive first look at five of Romita's DC variant covers: "Aquaman" #51 (by Romita and Danny Miki), "Batman/Superman" #31 (by Romita and Klaus Janson), "Deathstroke" #17 (by Romita and Scott Hanna), "Superman: Lois and Clark" #7 (by Romita and Miki) and "Starfire" #11 (by Romita and Hanna).

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John Romita, Jr.'s variant covers for "Aquaman" #51, "Batman/Superman" #31 and "Deathstroke" #17

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John Romita, Jr.'s variant covers for "Superman: Lois & Clark" #7 and "Starfire" #11

Romita follows Darwyn Cooke and Neal Adams as fellow artists to get a DC Comics variant theme spotlight. The full list of DC Comics' John Romita Jr.-illustrated variant covers follows:

  • "Action Comics" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Alex Sinclair
  • "Aquaman" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Dave McCaig
  • "Batman" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Alex Sinclair
  • "Batman/Superman" #31 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Dave McCaig
  • "Cyborg" #10 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Alex Sinclair
  • "Deathstroke" #17 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Dave McCaig
  • "Detective Comics" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Dean White
  • "The Flash" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Alex Sinclair
  • "Grayson" #19 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Laura Martin
  • "Green Arrow" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Dean White
  • "Green Lantern" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Laura Martin
  • "Harley Quinn" #27 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Alex Sinclair
  • "Justice League" #50 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Alex Sinclair
  • "JLA" #10 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Dave McCaig
  • "Martian Manhunter" #11 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Laura Martin
  • "Red Hood/Arsenal" #11 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Dean White
  • "Robin: Son of Batman" #11 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Brad Anderson
  • "Sinestro" #22 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson with colors by Brad Anderson
  • "Starfire" #11 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Brad Anderson
  • "Superman" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Laura Martin
  • "Superman/Wonder Woman" #28 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Laura Martin
  • "Superman: Lois and Clark" #7 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Brad Anderson
  • "Teen Titans" #19 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Dean White
  • "Titans Hunt" #7 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Dave McCaig
  • "We Are Robin" #11 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki with colors by Brad Anderson
  • "Wonder Woman" #51 variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna with colors by Dean White

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