An upcoming issue of Detective Comics will feature a variant cover from none other than Yoshitaka Amano, one of the artists responsible for the unique aesthetic of the Final Fantasy franchise.
For those who don’t know, variant covers in the comic industry are usually a reward for comic shops that purchase a certain amount of copies of an issue. These rare variants usually sell for many times MSRP, going up as the rarity increases. In this case, the Yoshitaka Amano cover will 1:25, meaning with every 25 issues ordered, one will have the Amano cover.
Detective Comics #1063 will hit store shelves on August, the new issue and variant cover were announced in the latest retailer publication DC Connect. A plot synopsis of the upcoming issue can be found here:
Old friends Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent share a moment together asking: At what point does Gotham not need a Batman anymore? As Batman’s investigation around Gotham leads him to encounter more and more demonic beings, the one thing they all have in common is they’re all people he fights to keep off the streets and behind bars. But when Two-Face appears asking Batman for help, is he friend or foe? And is whatever’s going on with Batman already too late to do anything about? Is he the detective or the devil?DC Connect #25
In the past, Amano has lent his artistic talents to other DC titles, doing the odd variant cover now and then for series such as Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad, and Superman Red and Blue.