In the most recent issue of Supergirl, Supergirl #26, which hit comic book shelves on January 26th, DC Comics credited Stanley “Artgerm” Lau’s variant cover to Amanda Conner.
You can see Artgerm’s variant below as well as the title page crediting the variant cover to Amanda Conner.
And here is the title page, where DC Comics clearly gives credit to Amanda Conner for the variant cover.
DC Comics did originally solicit the variant cover as being created by Artgerm. It either appears to be a printing or error or an editorial oversight.
Artgerm has shared this image of Supergirl a number of times via Twitter. He first showed it off in September of last year indicating he had created it specifically for New York Comic Con.
— Stanley Artgerm™ Lau (@Artgerm) September 13, 2017
He would later use it to show how his Supergirl art has changed over time.
— Stanley Artgerm™ Lau (@Artgerm) September 20, 2017
DC Comics isn’t the only publisher making editorial mistakes. Marvel Comics recently credited the actions of Jigsaw to Bullseye in their most recent issue of The Punisher.
Artist credit recently became quite the controversy whenInjustice: Gods Among Us and Lonestar creator Mike S. Miller repurposed a cover breakdown drawn by the late Mike Wieringo that was originally used for the 1996 cover of The Sensational Spider-Man #18.
Miller was eventually asked by Wieringo’s brother and the executor of his estate to remove Mike Weiringo’s signature from the repurposed cover featuring his Lonestar characters. Miller would eventually burn the cover on his grill in a YouTube video.
What do you make of this mistake by DC Comics editorial? Do you think this was an innocent mistake when crediting the variant artist? Or do you think it could have been a printing error?