DC Comics Joker variants coming this summer

DC released their June solicitations, and along with them, their Joker variants. There’s a bit of controversy over the Batgirl variant doing rounds on social media. The gist of it is that the image sexualizes and unnecessarily revives a traumatic incident from Barbara Gordon’s past, which is counter to the book’s current tone of empowerment. Personally I don’t see it, and find arguments for it are grasping at straws to make a point.

Albuquerque’s cover is a great piece of art that depicts an acclaimed and disturbing storyline from DC’s archives. This is one of the things that makes variants great… they can pay homage to other stories and artists without the need to fit the current series.

With that said, you can check all the variants below, starting with my own favorites by Ben Oliver, Jock, Bill Sienkiewicz, and of course, Rafael Albuquerque.

Green Lantern #41 Joker variant by Ben Oliver
Green Lantern #41 Joker variant by Ben Oliver
Batman/Superman #21 Joker variant by Jock
Batman/Superman #21 Joker variant by Jock
Green Arrow #41 Joker variant by Bill Sienkiewicz
Green Arrow #41 Joker variant by Bill Sienkiewicz
Batgirl #41 Joker variant by Rafael Albuquerque
Batgirl #41 Joker variant by Rafael Albuquerque
Justice League of America #1 Joker variant by Howard Porter
Justice League of America #1 Joker variant by Howard Porter
Aquaman #41 Joker variant by Walter Simonson
Aquaman #41 Joker variant by Walter Simonson
Harley Quinn #17 Joker variant by Eduardo Risso
Harley Quinn #17 Joker variant by Eduardo Risso
Sinestro #12 Joker variant by Joshua Middleton
Sinestro #12 Joker variant by Joshua Middleton
Grayson #9 Joker variant by Dave Johnson
Grayson #9 Joker variant by Dave Johnson
Gotham Academy #7 Joker variant by Craig Rousseau
Gotham Academy #7 Joker variant by Craig Rousseau
Detective Comics #41 Joker variant by Patrick  Gleason
Detective Comics #41 Joker variant by Patrick Gleason
Catwoman #41 Joker variant by Javier Pulido
Catwoman #41 Joker variant by Javier Pulido
Batman #41 Joker variant by Sean Gordon Murphy
Batman #41 Joker variant by Sean Gordon Murphy
Superman #41 Joker variant by Karl Kerschl
Superman #41 Joker variant by Karl Kerschl
Superman/Wonder Woman #8 Joker variant by Cliff Chiang
Superman/Wonder Woman #8 Joker variant by Cliff Chiang
Wonder Woman #41 Joker variant by Brian Bolland
Wonder Woman #41 Joker variant by Brian Bolland
Teen Titans #9 Joker variant by Scott McDaniel
Teen Titans #9 Joker variant by Scott McDaniel
Secret Six #3 Joker variant by Dan Jurgens and Danny Miki
Secret Six #3 Joker variant by Dan Jurgens and Danny Miki
Lobo #7 Joker variant by Neil Edwards
Lobo #7 Joker variant by Neil Edwards
New Suicide Squad #9 Joker variant by Jim Lee
New Suicide Squad #9 Joker variant by Jim Lee
The Flash #41 Joker variant by Eddy Barrows
The Flash #41 Joker variant by Eddy Barrows
Justice League #41 Joker variant by David Finch
Justice League #41 Joker variant by David Finch
Deathstroke #7 Joker variant by Lee Weeks
Deathstroke #7 Joker variant by Lee Weeks
Action Comics #41 Joker variant by Darwyn Cooke
Action Comics #41 Joker variant by Darwyn Cooke
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