Detective Comics (2010’s)
My Overall Pick
Detective Comics #871. This one immediately stood out to me as nothing short of awesome. The Dark Knight emerges from the shadows, drenched in blacks himself. Being unable to read any emotion from him, rendering him as a looming force of nature works magnificently and really captures the reader’s attention and focus. The background is simply beautiful, ripe with interesting texture and pattern, utilizing blacks, whites, and pale blues. At Batman’s feet emerge numerous bats, some coloured in traditional black while others being rendered in white. This contrasting colour choice mixed with the copious amount of them succeeds in creating some wonderful visual flair. Add that stunning image to the terrific title (The Black Mirror) and you see how I couldn’t possibly give the crown to any other cover.
And that concludes our look back at Detective Comics. As I mentioned, I’m eager to hear what everyone else thinks so leave your selections for each decade below. Remember there is no right or wrong answer – only many, many, awesome covers.