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 #655. Batman is an intimidating force, striking fear into the hearts of criminals with his storied presence, massive reputation, and dramatic flair. That fact makes this cover all the more interesting as here is Batman holding up some young hoodlum in mid-air by his jacket, bringing him in real close, and getting a reaction he is not accustomed to: defiance. This boy will not be scared, he will not be intimidated, he will not cower like so many adults before him. This fact intrigues me and it compels me to want to learn more about this character. It’s a compulsion that I’m sure many felt upon viewing it when it was first released and it is a compulsion that continues to this day for all those that never got a chance to read it originally which is the mark of a great cover. For Daredevil, the title goes to: Daredevil #44. Daredevil swings through the night sky, the city acting as his backdrop. The clever choice of rendering the city in more muted tones works brilliantly as it makes our hero clad in red simply pop off the page. All is not normal however as the villainous visage of the Jester is being shown in the sky, grinning menacingly at Daredevil. There’s one problem though: Daredevil can only “see” by use of his radar-sense and since the projection is merely a light show this grand stunt is actually lost on Mr. Murdock, hence the lack of reaction on his part. It makes for a great image and I love envisioning the Jester’s reaction to Daredevil swinging by all his hard work. Lastly, the caption “I, Murderer!” is an enticing statement that is only the cherry on top for a truly stellar cover.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!