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‘DC Super Powers’ variant covers imagine Kenner action figure wave

August’s DC Super Powers comic book variant covers reimagine classic DC characters with new art by original 1980s Super Powers product artist Alex Saviuk!

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DC Comics has revealed a new series of variant covers on the way this August, imagining an unreleased wave of DC action figures if Kenner had a line of action figures in 1984-86. The covers are by Alex Saviuk, a character artist for the Kenner packaging from ’84 to ’86, who also drew many of the minicomics that were included with each figure.

Dubbed DC Super Powers, the covers will be featured on 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 new DC Super Powers variant covers are designed and sculpted by one of the leading historians of the original Kenner Super Powers toy line and the cofounder of Raving Toy Maniac and Action Figure Insider, Jason Geyer, who is a toy designer himself.

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Check out the covers and release schedule details below.

Superman on DC’s Superman #17 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/21/24

Batman on DC’s Batman #151 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/7/24

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

 

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

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

Nightwing on DC’s Nightwing #117 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/21/24

Wonder Girl on DC’s Titans #14 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/21/24

For more on this news read the press release below.

In August, eight new “DC Super Powers” comic book variant covers will imagine what an unreleased wave of DC action figures would have looked like if the Kenner line of Super Powers toys from 1984-86 had continued!* Look for DC Super Powers variant covers on Batman #151, Gotham City Sirens #1, Green Lantern: War Journal #12, Nightwing #117, Power Girl #12, Superman #17, The Flash #12, and Titans #14! Reach out to your local comic book shop for preorder information and snag yourself one of these DC Super Powers variant covers!

DC’s new DC Super Powers variant covers coming in August evoke the classic Super Powers toy line and are packed with tons of Easter eggs and details. To re-create the look and feel of the original Kenner Super Powers packaging, original 1980s Super Powers product artist Alex Saviuk has returned to deliver the spot illustrations for each new variant cover. Saviuk was a character artist for the Kenner packaging from ’84 to ’86 and drew many of the minicomics that were included with each figure. The new DC Super Powers variant covers are designed and sculpted by one of the leading historians of the original Kenner Super Powers toy line and the cofounder of Raving Toy Maniac and Action Figure Insider, Jason Geyer, who is a toy designer himself.

Superman on DC’s Superman #17 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/21/24

Batman on DC’s Batman #151 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/7/24

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

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

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

Nightwing on DC’s Nightwing #117 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/21/24

Wonder Girl on DC’s Titans #14 DC Super Powers variant cover

Art by Jason Geyer and Alex Saviuk

On sale 8/21/24

Kenner was awarded the DC toy license in 1982 and developed a line of Super Powers toys that complemented DC’s long-running Super Friends Saturday morning cartoon show. The design of the Super Powers figures was based on the iconic 1982 DC Comics Style Guide, which featured the art of José Luis García-López, and additional art was created for the Kenner Super Powers product line by DC artist Alex Saviuk. The Kenner line of DC action figures was in stores from 1984 to 1986, comprising three waves of figures. Each figure had an “action mechanism” hidden inside that activated upon moving a figure’s arms or legs. Forty years later, the Super Powers collection has remained an in-demand line for collectors, with an extensive revival by McFarlane Toys in stores now!

DC’s original Super Powers comics are available on the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription platform (DCUI). Following the unprecedented achievements of his Fourth World titles, Jack Kirby returned to the DC Universe in 1984 for two special miniseries celebrating Kenner’s new DC-themed Super Powers toy line. Together with such creative collaborators as Joey Cavalieri, Adrian Gonzales, and Paul Kupperberg, Kirby revisited all of DC’s greatest heroes and villains in the pages of Super Powers, and launched them through time and space into the kind of cosmic adventure only the King of Comics could deliver! For more information and a free trial, visit the DCUI website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com. DCUI is not available in all countries and is not intended for children. Read more about the development of the Super Powers line of action figures in DC’s The Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 2!

*Disclaimer: All toys depicted on DC’s front and back variant covers are wholly digital and not for sale.

For the latest information from DC, visit the official DC website at www.dc.com and follow @DCOfficial and @thedcnation on social media.

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