My Favourite Covers
Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme? For Detective Comics, the crown goes to: Detective Comics #213. The Dynamic Duo are dazed and confused, standing at the mercy of the “mysterious Mirror Man”. In the foreground stands the villain himself as he makes a bold proclamation to the reader: he’s going to use his X-Ray mirror and discover Batman’s secret identity! I love how the various mirrors create lots of visual interest and the expressions on the faces of Batman and Robin are simply priceless. After this cover, the Mirror Man only appeared in a DC Comic three more times in his entire history (1963, 1986, and 2003). A memorable cover featuring a forgettable foe indeed. For Amazing Spider-Man, the title goes to: Amazing Spider-Man #180. Featuring the Green Goblin, a character that was featured on a third of the covers this year, being unmasked as…another Green Goblin looks on? What? The cover promises the revelation of the new Green Goblin’s identity and from the look of the hair it ain’t Harry Osborn. “No!! It’s not possible! You can’t be the Green Goblin!” Those words uttered by Spider-Man piques the reader’s interest as our minds race to deduce his identity. And what about the second Green Goblin? Is this one Harry? Someone else? It’s a double whammy that ensures we have double the reason to part with that 35 cents. Add all of this to the nicely detailed background and the moody atmosphere/colouring choice and you get one amazing cover indeed.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!