DC postpones Wonder Woman 1984 variants to sometime in 2021

Wonder Woman 1984 variant
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DC has informed retailers that the planned December comic book variant covers tying into the December 25 film Wonder Woman 1984 have been postponed to sometime in 2021.

But the reason they're giving isn't that the film might be postponed (as it has been before) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead to coincide with an anniversary.

"Wonder Woman 1984 variant covers are moving to 2021 to align with Wonder Woman's 80th anniversary year," DC's statement to retailers reads.

That would be referring to Wonder Woman's debut in Sensation Comics #8 back on October 21, 1941.

Here is the list of Wonder Woman 1984 variants DC has planned:

  • Batman #104 Wonder variant by J. Scott Campbell 
  • Detective Comics #1032 variant by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau 
  • The Flash #767 variant by Nicola Scott
  • Wonder Woman #768 variant by Adam Hughes
  • Justice League #58 variant by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
  • Superman #28 variant by Gabrielle Dell'Otto 
  • Action Comics #1028 variant by Frank Cho
  • Batman/Superman #15 variant by Jenny Frison
  • Wonder Woman #769 variant featuring movie poster art 

Like most all variant covers, these will be exclusive to print editions of these books - however in some cases, publishers will collect these in later books.

Wonder Woman 1984, which completed filming in July 2019, has been postponed several times - and is currently set for release on December 25.

Get up to speed on this film with our guide to Wonder Woman 1984.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)