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The Top 75 Most Iconic Covers in DC History – Day 15

Okay, in case you didn’t see the introduction, the concept is that each day up to and including the 23rd of November, I’ll be posting four iconic covers from DC Comics’ 75-year history. On the 23rd, you folks will get a chance to pick your Top 10 out of the 90 choices. I’ll tabulate the votes and I’ll debut the Top 75 Most Iconic Covers in DC Comics History on November 30th. In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me (bcronin@comicbookresources.com) with suggestions for covers for me to use!

Here’s the next four covers! And click here for the master list of all the covers posted so far!


They’re really doing a terrible job cutting up the US there. No one gets Northern California.

Even the Injustice Society can’t get anything done in Sacramento.

Ignoring that it’s a really badly drawn map of the US (Earth-2 has different geography?) , Sacramento would actually seem to be included in the Gambler’s region (it’s not nearly as far north as people think it is.) That random chunk is Oregon and mostly uninhabited parts of California.

The real issue is that nobody wants the South East Coast.

Glad to see Adventure #300; how many times has that been emulated elsewhere?

Also, has Animal Man #17 already been featured?

Poor Brain Wave. I hope he likes the cold.

why does Vandal Savage look like Dr. Psycho?
Is Brainwave wearing his Dr. Sivana costume again?

I have never seen that Hawkman cover before but it’s awesome! Meanwhile, I’ve been waiting for this exact Green Lantern cover. Top ten. It nails the concept of GL as well as his nemesis. (The only thing marring it is Sinestro’s inexplicably huge left hand.) Did Gil Kane draw it, or Murphy Anderson?

I would love to read some of those early encounters — how the hell did Hal Jordan repeatedly defeat Sinestro and the yellow power ring? (Or, for that matter, how Superman continualy defeat Metallo? Those villains cut right to the heart of the hero’s weaknesses.)

I had never seen that All-Star cover before, but it’s WAY cool!

Of course I’m sure the story inside isn’t nearly as awesome…

Hunter (Pedro Bouça)

The Gambler has the Southwest and the Thinker has the East Coast already, but they’re dividing their own territories. That’s why these people are villains and not rocket scientists…because they’re not that bright.

I’d figure the first LSH appearance cover would be ahead of this one.

That Hawkman cover is F**KING CLASSIC!

It’s also funny that the villains crossed out “America” to proclaim themselves of “the world!”, yet they’re carving up a map of just the U.S.

Enough with the gorillas.

The cover for Infinity Inc #10 is a homage to the All-Star #37 cover.

I think the GL cover has it.

I’d never seen that Hawkman cover before but it has singlehandedly increased my interest in the character by about 1000% (from a pretty low base).

Surprised to say I have never seen the GL cover before!

Mmmm – Probably the only contender for me is the LoSH cover

lol at Superboy’s receding hairline.

MORE gorillas!

Don’t listen to Mason King. He is clearly mad.

It’s become increasingly clear that I haven’t a clue about DC covers from years past. These have all been quite good so far, though.

You’re right. Don’t listen to me. I’ve always been weirded out by gorillas in comics. I could take the guys in the tights as serious literature, but the gorillas made me feel like I was reading a funny book. :-)

These are awesome covers, and surprising. I only knew Adventure #300.

Wow, how could the Justice Society ever fight a bunch of bald scientists with members as powerless as Green Lantern, Dr. Fate, the Flash, and Spectre? :-)

I’ve seen adventure 300 redone twice. Once with chameleon boy in Superboy’s place and one with Andromeda in Superboy’s place. The Andromeda one was updated though

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