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12 trippy Batman covers

I’ve often pointed out in this blog that, during the Silver Age, many Batman covers achieved a level of psychedelia akin to a bad acid trip. However, this phenomenon isn’t exclusive to the 1950s and 1960s… Here are a dozen … Continue reading

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10 covers with seriously weird monsters

I’ve mentioned before how the Silver Age tended to produce strange, dream-like covers. There was a time when the best strategy to allure Batman readers seemed to be to give them colorful images that resembled the hallucinations of a euphoric … Continue reading

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Batman & Superman covers

The thing about this boom of live-action superheroes is that, for better or worse, it is actually mimicking the source material to amazing degrees. You have the convoluted continuity involving multiple tie-ins and spin-offs. You have the non-stop reboots. You … Continue reading

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10 villainous covers with Batman’s reflection

A year ago, when I did a couple of posts about covers where it looks like Batman is about to get shot, I spotlighted a few cool ones that worked the Dark Knight’s reflection into close-ups of his villains… Besides … Continue reading

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10 Silver Age Batman covers

The so-called Silver Age of Comic Books, starting in the mid-1950s and lasting until around 1970, was a deliriously fun era. It produced plenty of odd, colorful stories with simplistic yet creative visuals just begging to become pop art fodder. … Continue reading

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Lying in Batman’s arms

Last month, I suggested that this New Teen Titans cover, with Dick Grayson lying unconscious in some monster’s arms, was probably one of many movie poster homages done by Batman-related comics: Regardless of what truly inspired artist Jerry Bingham, however, … Continue reading

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Covers with movie homages

Back when I listed 10 great Catwoman covers, I regrettably didn’t include this homage to the poster for the awesome crime movie Bullitt:           That image was part of a cool stunt DC pulled a few months ago, in which … Continue reading

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12 slapstick Batman covers

It’s been a while since I last browsed through the Grand Comics Database in search for neat cover patterns like Batman’s encounters with angry animals or his freaky sartorial choices. So today I bring you a dozen covers with the … Continue reading

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10 great Catwoman covers

The thing about Catwoman is that, even though she has starred in plenty of cool stories, she has often been settled with lame art. Notably, many of her covers are little more than anatomically dubious cheesecake… so I figured it was … Continue reading

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10 covers where Batman tries bizarre costumes

As a fan of covers that jump at the reader, I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of themes provide cool visuals. For example, I really dig covers where it looks like Batman is about to get shot. Another … Continue reading

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