On their website today, DC Comics released information on the variant covers for their upcoming Heroes in Crisis miniseries. J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, and Francesco Mattina will provide incentive variants, while open-order variants will feature art by Ryan Sook.
Part murder mystery and part examination of trauma, Heroes in Crisis by Tom King and Clay Mann follows the investigation and aftermath of a shooting at the superhero retreat known as Sanctuary. Jones and Mattina’s covers focus on the characters of Harley Quinn and Booster Gold, who go on the run after becoming suspects in the attack, while the cover by Brooks features the trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, who formed Sanctuary and spearhead the investigation.
Sook’s variant covers will provide a glimpse at different “Sanctuary files” highlighting tragic events within the DC Universe. The first cover spotlights the death of Superman, while issue 2’s cover features the breaking of Batman’s back by Bane. Subsequent issues’ covers will spotlight Wonder Woman’s killing of Maxwell Lord; Aquaman’s hand being eaten by piranha (definitely a thing you want to remind people happened); the murder of Jason Todd at the hands of The Joker; Hal Jordan’s killing of Kilowog during “Emerald Twilight;” and a secret cover featuring Harley Quinn for the final issue of the series.
Check out all four variants for the first issue below, as well as process shots for Sook’s variants for issues 1 through 3. Heroes in Crisis #1 goes on sale the last week of September.