I”m not generally a fan of photo covers, but who can resist DC”s Comic-Con International-exclusive cover for Batman “66 #1, which uses action figures from the new Mattel line – let”s hear it for cross-promotion! – to recreate one of the great recurring gags of the classic TV series: the “window cameos.” Alas, the collection doesn”t include 6-inch versions Sammy Davis Jr., Suzy Knickerbocker or Werner Klemperer to make the homage complete.
It”s just one of four convention-exclusive covers announced this morning on the DC Comics website:
- Justice League #22, combining Ivan Reiss” “Trinity War” covers for Justice League #22, Justice League of America #6 and Justice League Dark #22 as “a wraparound gatefold that transitions from pencils to a striking color image featuring the major players.”
- Batman #21, combining the minimalistic graphic design of the standard issue with an image of the Dark Knight in the background, drawn by Greg Capullo.
- Superman Unchained #1, with Clark Kent becoming the Man of Steel in a black-and-white illustration by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
Each of the Comic-Con exclusives is priced at $10. Comic-Con International will be held July 18-21 in San Diego.
Check them out here: