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I Can’t Cover What I Am – World’s Finest Sportsmen

In this feature, I spotlight comic book covers that follow a specific theme. Here is an archive of all the cover themes we’ve spotlighted so far.

Here are ten cool comic covers of Batman, Superman and Robin engaging in sporting activities!


Which cover do you dig the most? Can you think of a cool cover that featured them playing sports that I didn’t use? What future themes do you think I should do? Let me know!


No hockey? Those damned racists!

They’re all awesome. The roller-skating one is especially nifty, though.

Personally, I always liked #3, although you have to wonder who’s pitching.

Always had a soft spot for the baseball cover, but the one with Robin winning the race is excellently drawn.

What the hell are they supposed to be doing in that last cover?

I think maybe that’s supposed to be them cheerleading.

SURFING looks like not just surfing, but surfing over a waterfall. Of course, I’m in Canada, so what would I know…

Oh. my. God. They’re like a happy little family in spandex…

So who’s pitching?

“So who’s pitching?”

The reader, I guess.


The only thing missing in the first one is a hot kiss.

When I see covers like these I wonder why it was called “The Golden Age” of comics.

The cover to World’s Finest #29 looks very contemporary, and in my opinion is of much better quality than the other covers. GCD credits Jack Burnley with pencils and “Charles Paris (?)” with inks. Here’s Burnley on comicbookdb.com– http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=2110

Yeah, Burnley was a great artist (also, before he did superhero comics, he WAS a sports cartoonist, which makes the sports motif work), and that cover in particular jumped out as a really fine piece of work.

When I see covers like these I wonder why it was called “The Golden Age” of comics.

The comics here are clearly aimed at appealing to children.

Nothing wrong or right about that.

Robin’s a catcher. Who woulda thunk it?

These make me feel nostalgic for the good ol’ days, and I’m only 24.

Remember when comics used to be fun? Yeah, me neither.

Who’s the Wyoming Kid???

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