DC has released the full slate of six variant covers as part of its Black History Month celebration.
Acclaimed painter Alexis Franklin has created the six variant covers to be published across DC's line in February 2022.(opens in new tab)
And although the artist may be known to most of us for her comic book work, Alexis Franklin isn't just a comics cover artist. The self-trained artist illustrated covers for O, The Oprah Magazine depicting Breonna Taylor, and painted a portrait of Anita Hill for Time magazine.
Here is the full list of Black History Month variant covers DC has planned for 2022 - all painted by Franklin, followed by a gallery of all of the planned variant covers:
- On sale now: Green Lantern #11
- February 8: I Am Batman #6
- February 15: Nubia & The Amazons #5 (of 6)
- February 15: The Flash #779
- February 22: Aquamen #1
- February 22: Action Comics #1040
DC's Black History Month variant covers are part of a larger plan the publisher has for February 2022. DC will also be collecting some great stories from its past for Black History Month 2022 with the 1300-page Milestone Compendium One (opens in new tab), the debut issues of Luke Fox (opens in new tab) from the Batwing run, and the first collected editions of the recent Static: Season One (opens in new tab), Mister Miracle: The Great Escape (opens in new tab), and the Represent! (opens in new tab) limited series.(opens in new tab)
Later this year, the recently-reintroduced Milestone imprint will be publishing an innovative anthology called Milestones in History, blending the real-life true stories of Black historical icons, framed with narration from Milestone heroes such as Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and more.
DC is well-represented with our list of the Black superheroes who changed the face of comic books.