The DC Comics Mostly-Male ‘Bombshells’ Covers… From 1997

Last night, Bleeding Cool was the first to run 16 of the DC Comics “Bombshells” covers, designed by Ant Lucia and appearing as variant covers on DC titles in June.

But the female focus of these vintage sexualised style images made some wondfer if there was an equialent for the menfolk of the DC Universe. Well there was, kinda, ish.

Okay, it wasn’t exactly the same. It wasn’t as sexualised. And some women were included too. But in 1997, DC published a line of annuals themed to “Pulp Heroes” with the covers to match. And this is what you got…

Detective_Comics_Annual_10 LODK_Annual_7 JLA_Annual_1 Batman_Annual_21 Nightwing_v.2_Annual_1Flash_Annual_Vol_2_10 Hitman_Annual_1 Superboy_Annual_Vol_4_4 Catwoman_Annual_Vol_2_4Teen_Titans_Annual_Vol_2_1 Action_Comics_Annual_9 Adventures_of_Superman_Annual_9 Superman_Man_of_Steel_Annual_6 Starman_Annual_Vol_2_2Wonder_Woman_Annual_Vol_2_6 Superman_Annual_Vol_2_9 Azrael_Annual_Vol_1_3Thanks to FilmBuffRich for the idea!