Chris Burnham on the Variant Cover for ACTION COMICS #7

In ACTION COMICS #7, Superman’s powers will be tested to new extremes when he attempts to save Metropolis and its citizens.

Below, take an exclusive first look at BATMAN, INCORPORATED artist Chris Burnham’s variant cover for the issue. We caught up with Burnham to ask him a little bit about his creative process, his influences and how he adapted writer Grant Morrison’s story for this stunning piece of art.

Other Presidential Sex Scandals Just Now Coming to Light

A new book by Mimi Alford, a onetime intern of President Kennedy, alleges that JFK carried on a yearlong affair with her—and even offered the then-19-year-old to other White House staffers for sexual favors. While shocking, this kind of behavior is hardly unique. In fact, historians have recently discovered a slew of other presidential indiscretions.

From the Editor's Desks: Vertigo Preview 2012

Listen up, everyone! Next month, we're publishing four great new series, which you might have already heard some buzz about. FAIREST by Bill Willingham and Phil Jiminez, SAUCER COUNTRY by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelley, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Denys Cowan, and THE NEW DEADWARDIANS by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard. This week, a fabulous FREE PREVIEW featuring 8 pages from each series is in store, so be sure to go to your favorite comic book shop to get your hands on it.

Mystery in Space

This May, Vertigo will publish MYSTERY IN SPACE, an oversized one shot anthology in the vein of the classic science fiction comic book series. Following last year's Vertigo one shot anthologies STRANGE ADVENTURES and THE UNEXPECTED, MYSTERY IN SPACE will be written and drawn by some of the top talent in the industry and will introduce some incredible newcomers. BLASTR revealed some of that talent and the exclusive first look at the variant cover by Mike Allred.

ARTISTS GENE HA AND CULLY HAMNER EXPLORE PARALLEL EARTHS IN ACTION COMICS #9

With ACTION COMICS #9, two acclaimed guest artists will explore an alternate Earth and the story of its Kryptonian protector. Multiple Eisner Award-winning artist Gene Ha will be a guest artist for the primary plot, penned by regular series writer Grant Morrison. And fresh from his recent work on THE SHADE miniseries, artist Cully Hamner will illustrate the issue’s back-up story, written by Sholly Fisch.

Spy Vs. Spy Custom Toy Project: Bill Morrison

We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s Friday — which means it’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy with another custom Spy toy! The bad news is that this is the last one we have (at least for now)! But let’s not dwell on the bad news, ok? Instead, let’s bask in the awesomeness of this splatter-tastic creation from Bill Morrison of Bongo Comics! Ahhh...doesn’t that feel good? Nothing better than a good bask...

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