Sunday, February 13, 2022

A Field Guide to Legion Cover Variants 2021-2022

The Field Guide to Legion Cover Variants, part 9: 2021-2022
The gallery, presented in chronological publication order along with cover date: 

2021

Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 8) #11 - January 2021
Issue 11 had the usual two variants, one on regular cover stock and one on cardstock.

Standard cover
Art by Ryan Sook
Cardstock variant
Art by Nicola Scott & Annette Kwok


Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 8) #12 - March 2021
Issue 12 had the usual two variants, one on regular cover stock and one on cardstock.

Standard cover
Art by Ryan Sook
Cardstock variant
Art by Matt Taylor


Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 - March 2021
The tie-in to the Future State line-wide event had the usual two variants, one on regular cover stock and one on cardstock. However, the issue was originally announced (though never solicited) as "Future State: Legion 5000" #1, but that was shortly changed to the final "Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes" #1, the title under which it was published. 

(Note that only one image of the Legion 5000 cover was ever released, and it was on Instagram so the image of the cover was cut. I took that image and superimposed it on the final FS:LSH cover. You can see that the original was cut off partially through the barcode at the bottom and was missing a sliver at the top. The only difference between the two is the logo.)

Original announced (but never 
solicited or printed) standard cover
Art by Riley Rossmo
Final solicited standard cover
Art by Riley Rossmo


Cardstock variant
Art by Ian MacDonald




Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #2 - April 2021
The tie-in to the Future State line-wide event had the usual two variants, one on regular cover stock and one on cardstock. 

Standard cover
Art by Riley Rossmo
Cardstock variant
Art by Ian MacDonald

2022

Justice League vs Legion of Super-Heroes #1 - March 2022
Start of a six-issue miniseries, with the usual two variants, one on regular cover stock and one on cardstock.

Standard cover
Art by Scott Godlewski
Cardstock variant
Art by Travis Moore


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