DC Comics have unveiled some very clever cover designs this week that mimic famous movie posters from the Warner Bros. film archives.
One of our favourites is Superman as a 70’s pimp (Superfly), the original film was a 70’s blaxploitation film with a brilliant soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield (check it out here >). Considering Superman is the total opposite of a drug-dealing pimp, proves DC don’t always take their characters too seriously. Another good one is Catwoman doing her Steve McQueen as ‘Bullitt’ impression. The Batman poster with the Joker as ‘The Mask’ is probably an obvious one, but we thought ‘Sinestro’ as the android from ‘Westworld’ was very clever and well illustrated. The ‘Enter the Dragon’ style poster took us a while to work out, but as their is a small image of Batman within the illustration, it must refer to Dick Grayson.
Here’s what DC had to say about them:
These movie poster mashups are the most recent in a series of monthly variant cover themes. Previous themes include monsters in October, LEGO in November and this month’s amazing Darwyn Cooke variants. In January, we’ll be featuring variant covers that pay tribute to the Flash’s 75th Anniversary, while Harley Quinn steals the stage in February. Look for the 22 movie poster variant covers at your local comic shop in March, 2015.