Great Covers

Here’s another brilliant and beautiful classic cover from the dawning days of super heroes–so much so that the Batman’s utility belt has a pistol holster.

As was typical of the period, that huge logo masthead is like a spotlight, drawing in the eye. And the blues of Batman pull your attention right to him, since they’re nowhere else to be found in this piece. Batman’s also appropriately evocative and even frightening in his aspect here, as he leaps from the bridge, his scalloped cape fanning out to mimic bat wings behind him.

This cover is attributed to Bob Kane, but as is typical with Kane, it’s tough to know for sure, as he used many assistants and ghosts. This particular image is from his file copy, though.

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