New DC SUPER POWERS Comic Book Variant Covers

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!

Announcing Eight New “DC Super Powers” Variant Covers!

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Kenner “Super Powers” Line of Action Figures, Vehicles, and Playsets!

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!*

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 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!

Other covers in the collection include Batman #151, Gotham City Sirens #1, The Flash #12, Green Lantern: War Journal #12, Nightwing #117, and Titans #14.

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