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Well, DC Comics has an interesting concept for some upcoming variant covers – riff off famous movies.

/Film got the exclusive of four upcoming variant covers from DC including Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman/Superman, and Batman and Robin. Buzzfeed, Screenrant, Hitfix, and IGN recieved the others.

Here’s the full list of titles and the corresponding movie inspirations plus which artist worked on them:

ACTION COMICS #40 inspired by BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
AQUAMAN #40 inspired by FREE WILLY, with cover art by Richard Horie
BATGIRL #40 inspired by PURPLE RAIN, with cover art by Cliff Chiang
BATMAN #40 inspired by THE MASK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
BATMAN & ROBIN #40 inspired by HARRY POTTER, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 inspired by THE FUGITIVE, with cover art by Tony Harris
CATWOMAN #40 inspired by BULLITT, with cover art by Dave Johnson
DETECTIVE COMICS #40 inspired by THE MATRIX, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
FLASH #40 inspired by NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
HARLEY QUINN #16 inspired by JAILHOUSE ROCK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
GRAYSON #8 inspired by ENTER THE DRAGON, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
GREEN LANTERN #40 inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, with cover art by Tony Harris
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 inspired by FORBIDDEN PLANET, with cover cover art by Tony Harris
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 inspired by MARS ATTACKS, with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 inspired by MAGIC MIKE, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 inspired by BEETLEJUICE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
TEEN TITANS #8 inspired by THE LOST BOYS, with cover art by Alex Garner
SINESTRO #11 inspired by WESTWORLD, with cover art by Dave Johnson
SUPERGIRL #40 inspired by WIZARD OF OZ, with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso
SUPERMAN #40 inspired by SUPER FLY, with cover art by Dave Johnson
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #17 inspired cover by GONE WITH THE WIND, with art by Gene Ha
WONDER WOMAN #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Personally I’m loving Teen Titans/Lost Boys, and Justice League Dark/Beetlejuice. And it’s interesting to see Cliff Chiang’s do-over of his classic Prince piece.

Which do you like, and what do you think of the concept as a whole?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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