David Mack Reveals His Chilling Batman #50 Variant Cover
With a slew of artists debuting variant covers for Batman and Catwoman’s wedding already emerging, we now have a full glimpse at one from veteran artist David Mack.
Mack, known for his water-color effects on books like Kabuki, and also for his work with Brian Michael Bendis on books like Daredevil and Alias, treats fans to a very disturbing take on the matrimony with the presence of The Joker looming large. His cover uses the silhouettes of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle — both in costume — with the splash colors of Joker’s face filling in the negative space. It’s all the more chilling that the cover acts as a cordial invitation to the wedding writer Tom King has planned for Batman #50.
I made a cover for #Batman #50.
The wedding of #Catwoman & Batman issue.
You can order it starting at noon today PST here: https://t.co/n4uQfe9z4e…/@surprisecomics @DCcomics
Larger image here: https://t.co/NpY408ARyt pic.twitter.com/G2n9CZ4v6o
— David Mack (@davidmackkabuki) June 8, 2018
Several others have already debuted their variant covers for the celebratory event, including Joe Madureira’s epic interlocking variant, Mark Brooks, Frank Cho, Josh Middleton, Francesco Mattina, Dave Johnson, and of course Ale Garza, who has already created a classic cover by showcasing Catwoman’s rather amazing bridal party.
Here is DC Comics’ official solicitation for the issue:
It’s the wedding you never thought you’d see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages.
Batman #50, written by Tom King and illustrated by a host of artists, including Mikel Janin and Joëlle Jones, goes on sale July 4 from DC Comics.
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