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75 Greatest Batman Covers of All-Time: #75-66


In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Batman, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Batman. Future installments will deal with Batman creators, villains and stories, but this month will be about Batman covers.

You all voted, now here are the results! We’ll be doing ten covers a day until the top twenty-five, when it becomes five a day. Here is a master list of all the covers that have been revealed so far.


75. Batman #47

Art by Bob Kane and Charles Paris (1948)

74. Swamp Thing #7

Art by Bernie Wrightson (1973)

73. Batman #205

Art by Irv Novick (1968)

72. Detective Comics #577

Art by Todd McFarlane and Pablo Marcos (1987)

71. Arkham Asylum

Art by Dave McKean (2004 – 15th anniversary Edition)

70. Batman #242

Art by Michael Kaluta (1972)

69. Batman #8

Art by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson (1941)

68. Batman #452

Art by Mike Mignola and George Pratt (1990)

67. Detective Comics #168

Art by Lew Schwartz and George Roussos (1950)

66. Detective Comics #575

Art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary (1987)


If only I had remembered to vote for this in time. There’s a ton of Silver Age Batman covers that are just hilariously ridiculous that I would have voted for in addition to probably The Killing Joke and maybe Mad Love and possibly Detective Comics #27 and The Dark Knight Returns #4. Batman Black & White #1 probably would have been a contender as well though I don’t know if it would have quite made the cut.

The “I am blind” cover is amazing. I’m a firm proponent that art quality is one thing, but a cover also works as a teaser. It’s hard to imagine someone not being fascinated into picking up that comic and seeing what its cover is about (the story itself isn’t…that bad).

interesting expected a cover from grant morrisions arkham asylum till way in the top five. and nice to see the swamp thing issue that had batman show up on this list.

Nice to see an Irv Novick cover included.

Detective Comics #168 was in my top ten. these are all great though, a couple of the others were on my list at one point.

Why does the list stop at 66?

First post in a series of countdown posts.

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