10 covers with minimalistic symbolism

As much as I enjoy psychedelic, surreal covers, sometimes a realistic image can be just as powerful in its own way. With this in mind, this week I present to you a selection (although not any kind of close analysis) of impressive covers of Batman comics that effectively summarize what their issue’s story is about without resorting to overblown visuals.

Each of these ten examples outlines a clear high concept through simple symbols depicted in a straightforward, figurative style:

BATMAN VS DEADSHOT

batman adventures 5Batman Adventures (v2) #5

BATMAN VS SCARECROW

batman annual 19Batman Annual #19

BATMAN GOES TO JAIL

Gotham Knights 25Gotham Knights #25

JLA GOES TO A DESTROYED GOTHAM CITY

JLA 32JLA #32

WHO WILL STEP INTO ROBIN’S SHOES?

Batman 18Batman #18

BATMAN’S WAR GAMES END UP IN DEATH

batman 631Batman #631

BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN ARE AN ITEM

JLA 90JLA #90

BATMAN VS WONDER WOMAN

the hiketeiaWonder Woman: The Hiketeia

BATMAN VS GEARHEAD

detective comics 717Detective Comics #717

BATMAN VS KEVIN SMITH

Batman Widening Gyre 5Batman: The Widening Gyre #5

 

NEXT: Batman goes to court.

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