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DC Comics preps lineup of “Super Powers” variants for this summer

One of the best-loved action figure series of all time is about to get its own variant cover line, with DC Super Powers.

That is pretty super

Launched in 1984 from toy-maker Kenner, the DC Super Powers line of action figures immediately became a fan-favorite. The opening volley of figures included heavy-hitters like Batman and Superman, in a new (for the time) form-factor that included an impressive amount of detail, decent articulation, and kid-friendly action features.

While that original line didn’t last all that long, it made quite an impact. It’s really never wavered in terms of popularity with fans, and has even gotten a massive modern relaunch from McFarlane Toys. That’s proving to have upped the game considerably as well, with remakes, vehicles, and never-before seen characters getting Super Powers-style figures for the first time.

DC Comics isn’t set to rest on the revival either, as the publisher has revealed a slate of cover illustrations based on it. Hitting stores in August, the DC Super Powers will mimic the packaging of the now-classic toys, and mainly focus on characters (and variants) that we haven’t seen before.

Gracing the covers of Batman #151, Gotham City Sirens #1, Green Lantern: War Journal #12, Nightwing #117, Power Girl #12, Superman #17, The Flash #12, and Titans#14, the Super Powers variants will pack a hefty dose of nostalgia. According to DC Comics, each one have a ton of Easter Eggs (though that’s pretty obvious as well from the imagery), and all will hail from the artistic team of Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk.

Geyer is a toy designer, as well as creator of Raving Toy Maniac, and both designed and “sculpted” the upcoming cover line. And as for Saviuk, he was only the lead artist for the original Kenner Super Powers figures back in the 80s. Think these are going to be something special for long time fans? We’d say so.

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Batman on DC’s Batman #151 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/7/24
  • Superman on DC’s Superman #17 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/21/24
  • Nightwing on DC’s Nightwing #117 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/21/24
  • Poison Ivy on DC’s Gotham City Sirens #1 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/7/24
  • Kid Flash on DC’s The Flash #12 DC Super Powers variant cover 
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/28/24
  • John Stewart on DC’s Green Lantern: War Journal #12 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/21/24
  • Power Girl on DC’s Power Girl #12 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/28/24
  • Wonder Girl on DC’s Titans #14 DC Super Powers variant cover
    • Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk
    • On sale 8/21/24

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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