18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

So… rather than DC Comics variant cover programme being minimised, it turns out that it's just the trade dress that is being minimised. I was wondering… will these versions below of upcoming variant covers don't have any trade dress at all?

So check out these upcoming DC Comics covers for May/June 2018 shipping titles. As ever, you may have seen some of them – but you won't have seen most of them…

Ever since DC Rebirth began, DC Comics has been running variant covers for all their ongoing series, monthly and twice-monthly, with a regular variant artist for each title. However, they rarely run the variant covers with the initial solicitation or the second standard cover for twice-monthly comics. Which is where Bleeding Cool comes in, hoovering them up every month and presenting them to the viewing public for your delectation and pull-list planning purposes. And Amanda Conner gets a couple.

Okay, so which of these covers might move the needle as to which comics you may or may not pick up next month? Judge those books by their covers and tell us your favourites.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Wildstorm: Michael Cray #7 by Jamal Campbell.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Scooby Apocalypse #25 by Bryan Hitch.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Batgirl & The Birds Of Prey #21 by Yasmine Putri.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Detective Comics #981 by Eddy Barrows.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Detective Comics #981 by Rafael Albuquerque.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Mister Miracle #9 by Mitch Gerads.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Red Hood & The Outlaws #22 by Guillem March.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Suicide Squad #41 by Francesco Mattina.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Wonder Woman #46 by Jenny Frison.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Harley Loves Joker #2 by Amanda Conner.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Harley Loves Joker #2 by Frank Cho.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Aquaman #36 by Josh Middleton.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Batman #47 by Tony S Daniel.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Batman #47 by Amanda Conner.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Bombshells United #18 by Terry and Rachel Dodson.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Green Lanterns #47 by Stjepan Sejic.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

New Super Man & The Justice League Of China by Bernard Chang.

18 DC Comics Covers for May from Amanda Conner, Frank Cho, Bryan Hitch, Francesco Mattina, and More

Injustice 2 #26 by Bruno Redondo and Juan Albarran.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.