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12 chopsocky Batman covers

The chopsocky boom of the 1970s gave us lots of memorable action movies and TV shows bursting with thrillingly choreographed martial arts, over-the-top sound effects, outrageous villains, and plenty of terrible dubbing. Cult classics like Fist of Fury and Drunken … Continue reading

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20 spectacular Spectre covers

Apart from having a particularly gruesome origin story, larger-than-life powers, a sadistic sense of poetic justice, and at least a couple of awesome comic runs on his portfolio, a key aspect that stands out about the Spectre is his visually … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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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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