As I’ve mentioned before, we have some catching up to do as far as our Cover Polls are concerned. This year, we started adding Cover Polls to our weekly Upcoming Comics post. We then had requests to add the themed variant cover polls, so we started with June’s Joker themed variants, and began adding these polls to each month’s Solicitations post. Because we started this halfway through the year, the themed variants for January, February, and March of 2015, were never voted on… So we’re going to knock those out here!

On top of that, a reader reached out to me on Twitter asking why we didn’t include the non-themed variants in a cover poll… Well, if I’m being honest, it was partially due to laziness, and the amount of time it would take to hunt down each of these covers. BUT, it has recently become a little easier for me to get these covers, and I’m happy to say that we are catching up on these covers as well. In addition to the themed variants for January through March, we’ve also included polls for non-themed variant covers for January through July of 2015! *Note: There aren’t any non-themed variants for May due to Convergence.

So here’s how this is going to work. Since we are playing catch-up, things are going to be a little wonky. Any cover that was released in Q-1 or Q-2 that wins it’s poll will automatically move on to the Best Cover of 2015 poll since we’ve already voted on the best covers for those quarters. Covers that were released in Q-3 that win their poll will move on to the Best Cover: Q-3 poll which will be posted in October. Moving forward, we will vote on covers with the following cadence:

Best Cover of the Week We will continue to add a cover poll to each week’s Upcoming Comics poll. The winning cover will then move on the quarterly poll. Any cover that is within 5% of the winning cover will also move on as an honorable mention.

Best Themed Variant Cover (Monthly)We will continue to add this poll to each month’s Solicitations post. The winning cover will then move on the quarterly poll. Any cover that is within 5% of the winning cover will also move on as an honorable mention.

Best Non-Themed Variant Cover (Monthly) – This will be a new post entirely on its own! I will collect all of the non-themed variant covers for that month, and included them in this post. The winning cover will then move on the quarterly poll. Any cover that is within 5% of the winning cover will also move on as an honorable mention.

From here, the winning covers will be included in their quarterly poll. Then the winners from the quarterly polls will advance to the Best Cover of 2015 poll (which will be its own post), and then we will rank the top 25 covers based on the results! If you have ideas on how to make this process a little more efficient, I’m open to hearing them. I can’t guarantee that we’ll execute them, but we will consider them.

Alright, the covers are separated by their category below. After all of the covers for each category have been featured, you will find a poll for that category. The winners of each poll will be announced in next week’s Upcoming Comics post.

 

January 2015 Flash Variant Covers:

 

Batgirl Flash Variant
Batgirl #38
by Aaron Lopresti

 

Batman FV
Batman #38
by Tony Daniel & Tomeu Morey

 

Batman & Robin FV
Batman & Robin #38
by Dave Bullock

 

batman superman flash variant
Batman/Superman #18
by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, & Alex Sinclair

 

Catwoman FV
Catwoman #38
by Ty Templeton

 

Detective Comics FV
Detective Comics #38
by Josh Middleton

 

Harley Quinn FV
Harley Quinn #14
by Bruce Timm

 

Grayson FV
Grayson #6
by Jock

 

Justice League FV
Justice League #38
by Tony Harris

 

Teen Titans FV
New Teen Titans #6
by Michael Allred & Laura Allred

 

 

 

February 2015 Harley Quinn Variant Covers:
Batgirl HV
Batgirl #39 by Cliff Chiang

 

Batman HV
Batman #39
 by Jill Thompson & CV Painting

 

Batman Robin HV
Batman & Robin #39
 by Emanuela Lupacchino & Tomeu Morey

 

Batman Superman HV
Batman/Superman #19
 by J.G. Jones & Alex Sinclair

 

Catwoman HV
Catwoman #39
 by Jim Balent

 

Detective Comics HV
Detective Comics #39
 by Dave Johnson

 

Harley Quinn HV
Harley Quinn #15
 by Marco D’alfonso

 

Grayson HV
Grayson #7
 by Dan Panosian

 

Justice League HV
Justice League #39
 by Dustin Nguyen & CV Painting

 

Teen Titans HV
Teen Titans #7
 by Sean Galloway

 

 

 

March 2015 Movie Poster Variant Covers:

 

Batgirl Movie Variant
Batgirl #40
inspired by Purple Rain, with cover art by Cliff Chiang

 


Batman Movie Variant
Batman #40
inspired by The Mask, with cover art by Dave Johnson

 

Batman & Robin Movie Variant
Batman & Robin #40
inspired by Harry Potter, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards

 

Batman Superman Movie Variant
Batman/Superman #20
inspired by The Fugitive, with cover art by Tony Harris

 

Catwoman Movie Variant
Catwoman #40
inspired by Bullitt, with cover art by Dave Johnson

 

Detective Comics Movie Variant
Detective Comics #40
inspired by The Matrix, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze

 

Grayson Movie Variant
Grayson #8
inspired by Enter The Dragon, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

 

Harley Quinn Movie Variant
Harley Quinn #16 inspired by Jailhouse Rock, with cover art by Dave Johnson

 

Justice League Movie Variant
Justice League #40
inspired by Magic Mike, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino

 

Teen Titans Movie Variant
Teen Titans #8
inspired by The Lost Boys, with cover art by Alex Garner

 

 

January 2015 Non-Themed Variant Covers:

 

Batman 38 by Andy Kubert
Batman #38
by Andy Kubert

 

Batman Superman 18 by Juanjo Guarnido
Batman Superman #18
by Juanjo Guarnido

 

Detective Comics 38 by Ethan Van Sciver
Detective Comics #38
by Ethan Van Sciver

 

Gotham Academy 4 by Becky Cloonan
Gotham Academy #4
by Becky Cloonan

 

Gotham by Midnight 3 by Bill Sienkiewicz
Gotham by Midnight #3
by Bill Sienkiewicz

 

Harley Quinn 14 by Paul Mounts
Harley Quinn #14
by Paul Mounts

 

Justice League 38 by Andrew Robinson
Justice League #38
by Andrew Robinson

 

Multiversity Guidebook by Grant Morrison
Multiversity Guidebook #1
by Grant Morrison

Multiversity Guidebook by Phil Jimenez
Multiversity Guidebook #1
by Phil Jimenez

 

Multiversity Guidebook by Ryan Hughes
Multiversity Guidebook #1
by Ryan Hughes

 

Mutiversity Guidebook by Tom Fowler
Multiversity Guidebook #1
by Tom Fowler

 

 

February 2015 Non-Themed Variant Covers:

 

Batman 39 by Andy Kubert
Batman #39
by Andy Kubert

 

Batman 39 LA Mole Comic Con
Batman #39
LA Mole Comic Con Variant

 

Batman Superman 19 by Joe Quinones
Batman/ Superman #19
by Joe Quinones

 

Deathstroke 5 by Leonardo Manco
Deathstroke #5
by Leonardo Manco

 

Detective Comics 38 by Yuko Shimizu
Detective Comics #38
by Yuko Shimizu

 

Gotham Academy 5 by Becky Cloonan
Gotham Academy #5
by Becky Cloonan

 

Harley Quinn 15 by Dave Johnson
Harley Quinn #15
by Dave Johnson

 

Harley Quinn V Day Special by Amanda Conner and Dave Johnson
Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special #1
by Amanda Conner & Dave Johnson

 

Justice League 39 by Babs Tarr
Justice League #39
by Babs Tarr

 

Multiversity Master Men by Aaron Kuder
Multiversity Master Men #1
by Aaron Kuder

 

Multiversity Master Men by Grant Morrison
Multiversity Master Men #1
by Grant Morrison

 

Multiversity Master Men by Howard Porter
Multiversity Master Men #1
by Howard Porter

 

Secret Six #2 by Dale Eaglesham
Secret Six #2
by Garry Brown

 

 

March 2015 Non-Themed Variant Covers:

 

Batgirl 40 DC Collectibles
Batgirl #40
– DC Collectibles

 


Batman Superman 20 by Yanick Paquette
Batman/ Superman #20
by Yanick Paquette

 

Detective Comics 40 by Jenny Frison
Detective Comics #40
by Jenny Frison

Gotham Academy 6 by Babs Tarr
Gotham Academy #6
by Babs Tarr

 

Harley Quinn 16 by Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn #16
by Amanda Conner

 

Multiversity Ultra Comics by Duncan Rouleau
Multiversity Ultra Comics #1
by Duncan Rouleau

 

Multiversity Ultra Comics by Grant Morrison
Multiversity Ultra Comics #1
by Grant Morrison

 

Multiversity Ultra Comics by Yanick Paquette
Multiversity Ultra Comics #1
by Yanick Paquette

 

 

April 2015 Non-Themed Variant Covers:

 

Batman 40 by Andy Kubert
Batman #40 by Andy Kubert

 

Batman Eternal 52 by Andy Kubert
Batman Eternal #52 by Andy Kuberty

 

Futures End 48 by Ryan Sook
Futures End #48
by Ryan Sook

 

Justice League 40 by Alex Garner
Justice League #40 by Alex Garner

 

Multiversity 2 by Francis Manupal
Multiversity #2 by Francis Manupal

 

Multiversity 2 by Grant Morrison
Multiversity #2 by Grant Morrison

 

Multiversity 2 by Lara Allred
Multiversity #2 by Lara Allred

 

 

June 2015 Non-Themed Variant Covers:

 

Bat Mite 1 by Corin Howell
Bat-Mite #1 by Corin Howell (This was actually the main cover, but this cover wasn’t used for our Upcoming Comics post or poll).

 

Batman 41 Comic Con Greg Capullo
Batman #41 by Greg Capullow

 

Batman Beyond 1 by Kalman Andrasofszky
Batman Beyond #1 by Kalman Andrasofszky

 

Black Canary 1 by Annie Wu
Black Canary #1 by Annie Wu

 

Black Canary 1 by Tula Lotay
Black Canary #1 by Tula Lotay

 

Earth 2 Society 1 by Paulo Siqueira
Earth 2 Society #1 by Paulo Siqueira

 

Harley Quinn 17 by Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn #17 by Amanda Conner

 

Harley Quinn and Power Girl 1 by Paul Mounts
Harley Quinn & Power Girl #1 by Paul Mounts

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Aquaman)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Aquaman)

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Batman)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Batman)

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Cyborg)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Cyborg)

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Flash)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Flash)

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Green Lantern)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Green Lantern)

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Superman)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Superman)

 

JLA 1 by Brian Hitch (Wonder Woman)
JLA #1 by Brian Hitch (Wonder Woman)

 

Justice League 3001 1 by Howard Porter
Justice League 3001 #1 by Howard Porter

 

Justice League Comic Con
Justice League #41 SDCC Cover

 

Midnighter 1 by Brian Hitch
Midnighter #1 by Brian Hitch

 

Red Hood Arsenal 1 by Kenneth Rocafort
Red Hood & Arsenal #1 by Kenneth Rocafort

 

Robin 1 by Robbi Rodriguez
Robin, Son of Batman #1 by Robbi Rodriguez

 

We Are Robin 1 by James Harvey
We Are Robin #1 by James Harvey

 

 

July 2015 Non-Themed Variant Covers:

 

Batman Beyond 2 by Andy Kubert
Batman Beyond #2 by Andy Kubert

 

Black Canary 2 by Babs Tarr
Black Canary #2 by Babs Tarr

 

Earth 2 Society 2 by Andy Kubert
Earth 2 Society #2 by Andy Kubert

 

JLA 2 by Francis Manupal
Justice League of America #2 by Francis Manupal

 

JLU 12 by Tony Harris
Justice League United #12 by Tony Harris (This cover was actually the standard cover, but wasn’t used to vote on during the cover poll in the Upcoming Comics post.)

 

Justice League 42 by Joe Quinones
Justice League #42 by Keith Giffen

 

Justice League 3001 2 by Keith Giffen
Justice League 3001 #2 by Keith Giffen

 

Midnighter 2 by Kevin Wada
Midnighter #2 by Kevin Wada

 

Red Hood Arsenal 2 by Jonboy Meyers
Red Hood & Arsenal #2 by Jonboy Meyers

 

Robin 2 by Dan Panosian
Robin, Son of Batman #2 by Dan Panosian

 

We Are Robin 2 by James Harvey
We Are Robin #2 by James Harvey