Detective Comics #1027 - Complete Cover Checklist

It was 1939, and the concept of a superhero in the sense of what we know today was still very new. Superman, the first costumed and superpowered comic hero, had just been introduced to the world in ’38 and the readers were hungry for more stories of the fantastic. Enter Bill Finger and Bob Kane, who co-created the Batman, and unleashed the Caped Crusader on the world in the landmark Detective Comics #27. To say that Batman’s first appearance is a key issue is one of the great understatements one could ever make about comic books. Easily the most commercially successful character to ever enter the comic pop culture lexicon, Batman has become a household name over these nearly 9 decades. As a member of comic book royalty there was no question that DC, and the various LCS’, would pull out all of the stops for the 1000th issue of Detective Comics as a Batman novella. In Detective Comics #1027, a 144-page giant-sized release, we’re going to be treated to over 50 variant covers by over a dozen of the best artists in the business, and stories written by some of the best writers to ever put pen to paper.

The list of stories includes: "Blowback" by Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Nathan Fairbairn and Rob Leigh; "Rookie" by Greg Rucka, Eduardo Risso and Tom Napolitano; "Ghost Story" by James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia and AndWorld Design; "Fore" by Kelly Sue DeConnick, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Arif Prianto and Troy Peteri; "Generations: Fractured" by Dan Jurgens, Kevin Nowlan, Hi-Fi, AndWorld Design and Brian Cunningham; "Many Happy Returns" by Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky and Aditya Bidikar; "Odyssey" by Marv Wolfman, Emanuela Luppachino, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jordie Bellaire; "A Gift" by Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain and Tom Napolitano; "The Master Class" by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez and Joshua Reed; and Carlos Mangual; "Legacy" by Tom King, Walter Simonson, Laura Martin and John Workman; "As Always" by Scott Snyder, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Marcelo Maiolo and Tom Napolitano; and "Detective #26" by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn and Steve Wands.

Along with the standard DC retailer variants, which include 12 covers (one being a blue blank cover), there are going to be retailer exclusive covers released by some of the usual suspects. These will include releases from Bulletproof, Comic Mint, Comics Conspiracy, Comics Elite, Play the Game, Torpedo Comics, & Unknown Comics (to date). Artists include a Main cover by Andy Kubert, and variants by Lee Bermejo, J. Scott Campbell, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Jim Lee, Frank Quitely, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Adam Hughes, Marc Silvestri, Mike Mayhew, Mitch Gerads, Tyler Kirkham, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Ben Oliver, Bill Sienkiewicz, Frank Cho, Mark Brooks, Simone Bianchi, Terry Dodson, Tony S. Daniel, Jay Anacleto, & Kael Ngu.

This release will surely include some incredible stories and artwork with many different artistic styles to choose between, and a ton of covers to track down for those of you that need every variant!

Detective Comics #1027 will go on sale on September 15th, with exclusive variant pre-orders taking place right now! Be sure to grab your exclusives from the various retailers before they sell out!

As always, tune in to Comic Burst at the same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel for all of your variant checklist needs!

 

Publisher Covers

Detective Comics #1027 - Andy Kubert Wrap Around Cover

Andy Kubert Wrap Around Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Adam Hughes Variant

Adam Hughes Variant

Detective Comics #1027 -

Frank Quitely Variant

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Gabriele Del'Otto Variant

Gabriele Del'Otto Variant

Detective Comics #1027 - Jim Cheung Variant

Jim Cheung Variant

Detective Comics #1027 - Jim Lee Variant

Jim Lee Variant

Detective Comics #1027 - J Scott Campbell Variant

J. Scott Campbell Variant

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Lee Bermejo Variant

Lee Bermejo Variant

Detective Comics #1027 - Marc Silvestri Variant

Marc Silvestri Variant

Detective Comics #1027 - Olivier Coipel Variant

Olivier Coipel Variant

Detective Comics #1027 - Stanley Artgerm Lau Variant

Stanley "Artgerm" Lau Variant

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Blank Variant

Blank Variant

 

 

 

 

 

Retailer & Creator Variant Covers

Detective Comics #1027 - Comic Mint - Mike Mayhew Trade Dress Variant Cover

Comic Mint - Mike Mayhew Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Comic Mint - Mike Mayhew Virgin Variant Cover

Comic Mint - Mike Mayhew Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Comics Conspiracy - Mitch Gerads Trade Dress Variant Cover

Comics Conspiracy - Mitch Gerads Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Play the Game Read the Story - Mike Allred Trade Dress Variant Cover

Play the Game Read the Story - Mike Allred Trade Dress Variant Cover

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Arthur Adams Trade Dress Wrap Around Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Arthur Adams Trade Dress Wrap Around Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Arthur Adams Virgin Wrap Around Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Arthur Adams Virgin Wrap Around Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Arthur Adams B and W Wrap Around Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Arthur Adams B & W Wrap Around Variant Cover

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Ben Oliver Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Ben Oliver Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Ben Oliver Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Ben Oliver Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Ben Oliver B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Ben Oliver B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Bill Sienkiewicz Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Bill Sienkiewicz Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Bill Sienkiewicz Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Bill Sienkiewicz Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Bill Sienkiewicz and Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Bill Sienkiewicz B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Frank Cho Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Frank Cho Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Frank Cho Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Frank Cho Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Frank Cho B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Frank Cho B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Lee Bermejo Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Lee Bermejo Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Lee Bermejo Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Lee Bermejo Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Lee Bermejo B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Lee Bermejo B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Mark Brooks Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Mark Brooks Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Mark Brooks Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Mark Brooks Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Mark Brooks B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Mark Brooks B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Simone Bianchi Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Simone Bianchi Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Simone Bianchi Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Simone Bianchi Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Simone Bianchi B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Simone Bianchi B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Terry Dodson Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Terry Dodson Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Terry Dodson Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Terry Dodson Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Terry Dodson B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Terry Dodson B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Tony S Daniel Trade Dress Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Tony S. Daniel Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Tony S Daniel Virgin Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Tony S. Daniel Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Tony S Daniel B and W Variant Cover

Torpedo Comics - Tony S. Daniel B & W Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Torpedo Comics - Secret Puzzle Variant Cover PLACEHOLDER

Torpedo Comics - Secret Puzzle Variant Cover PLACEHOLDER

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Tyler Kirkham Art Variant Cover A

Tyler Kirkham Art Variant Cover A

Detective Comics #1027 - Tyler Kirkham Art Variant Cover B

Tyler Kirkham Art Variant Cover B

Detective Comics #1027 - Tyler Kirkham Art Variant Cover C

Tyler Kirkham Art Variant Cover C

 

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Bullet Proof Comics - Gabriele Del'Otto Trade Dress Variant Cover

Bullet Proof Comics - Gabriele Del'Otto Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Bullet Proof Comics - Gabriele Del'Otto Virgin Variant Cover

Bullet Proof Comics - Gabriele Del'Otto Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Unknown Comics - Kael Ngu Trade Dress Variant Cover

Unknown Comics - Kael Ngu Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Unknown Comics - Kael Ngu Virgin Variant Cover

Unknown Comics - Kael Ngu Virgin Variant Cover

 

 

Detective Comics #1027 - Unknown Comics - Jay Anacleto Trade Dress Variant Cover

Unknown Comics - Jay Anacleto Trade Dress Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Unknown Comics - Jay Anacleto Virgin Variant Cover

Unknown Comics - Jay Anacleto Virgin Variant Cover

Detective Comics #1027 - Unknown Comics - Jay Anacleto Black and White Variant Cover

Unknown Comics - Jay Anacleto B & W Variant Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by Anthony Puleo and compiled by Dark WIll.

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