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75 Greatest Batman Covers of All-Time Master List

by  in Comic News Comment

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.

Here are your picks for the 75 Greatest Batman covers of all-time. Click on any cover to go to the discussion about that batch of covers.

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)

65. Gotham by Gaslight: An Alternative History of the Batman


Art by Mike Mignola (1989)

64. Detective Comics #345


Art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (1965)

63. The Brave and the Bold #124


Art by Jim Aparo (1975)

62. The Untold Legend of Batman #3


Art by Josè Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dick Giordano (1980)

61. Detective Comics #400


Art by Neal Adams (1970)

60. Detective Comics #367


Art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson (1967)

59. Batman #171


Art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson (1965)

58. Detective Comics #359


Art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson (1966)

57. Batman #217


Art by Neal Adams (1969)

56. Detective Comics #399


Art by Neal Adams (1970)

55. Detective Comics #29


Art by Bob Kane (1939)

54. Batman #666


Art by Andy Kubert (2007)

53. Batman #237


Art by Neal Adams (1971)

52. Batman #183


Art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (1966)

51. Batman #321


Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (1979)

50. Detective Comics #241


Art by Sheldon Moldoff (1956)

49. Batman #686


Art by Andy Kubert (2009)

48. Batman #189


Art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella (1966)

47. Detective Comics #474


Art by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (1977)

46. Batman #612


Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams (2003)

45. Batman #406


Art by David Mazzucchelli (1987)

44. Batman #231


Art by Neal Adams (1971)

43. Limited Collectors’ Edition #C-51


Art by Neal Adams (1977)

42. Detective Comics #366


Art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson (1967)

41. Death in the Family TPB


Art by Jim Aparo (1988)

40. Batman #423


Art by Todd McFarlane (1988)

39. Batman #11


Art by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson (1942)

38. The Brave and the Bold #93


Art by Neal Adams (1969)

37. Legends of the Dark Knight #50


Art by Brian Bolland and Rachel Birkett (1993)

36. Detective Comics #590


Art by Norm Breyfogle (1988)

35. Batman #493


Art by Kelley Jones (1993)

34. Batman #291


Art by Jim Aparo (1977)

33. Batman #300


Art by Dick Giordano (1978)

32. Detective Comics #69


Art by Jerry Robinson (1942)

31. Batman #676


Art by Alex Ross (2008)

30. Detective Comics #475


Art by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (1977)

29. Detective Comics #871


Art by Jock (2010)

28. Batman: The Dark Knight #4 (The Dark Knight Falls)


Art by Frank Miller (1986)

27. Batman #241


Art by Neal Adams and Bernie Wrightson (1972)

26. Batman #428


Art by Mike Mignola (1988)

25. Batman #405


Art by David Mazzucchelli (1986)

24. Batman #608 (Second Print)


Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams (2002)

23. Batman and Robin #1


Art by Frank Quitely (2009)

22. Batman #400


Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (1986)

21. Batman #232


Art by Neal Adams (1971)

20. Batman #366


Art by Walter Simonson (1983)

19. Batman #407


Art by David Mazzucchelli (1987)

18. Batman #497


Art by Kelley Jones (1993)

17. Detective Comics #38


Art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson (1940)

16. Batman #194


Art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson (1967)

15. Detective Comics #880


Art by Jock (2011)

14. Batman: The Dark Knight #2 (The Dark Knight Triumphant)


Art by Frank Miller (1986)

13. Batman #156


Art by Sheldon Moldoff and Charles Paris (1963)

12. Detective Comics #476


Art by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (1978)

11. Batman #227


Art by Neal Adams (1969)

10. Detective Comics #457


Art by Dick Giordano (1975)

9. Batman #9


Art by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson (1941)

8. Batman #1


Art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson (1940)

7. Batman: The Killing Joke


Art by Brian Bolland (1988)

6. Batman #244


Art by Neal Adams (1972)

5. Detective Comics #31


Art by Bob Kane (1939)

4. Detective Comics #27


Art by Bob Kane (1939)

3. Batman #251


Art by Neal Adams (1973)

2. Batman #404


Art by David Mazzucchelli (1986)

1. Batman: The Dark Knight #1 (The Dark Knight Returns)


Art by Frank Miller (1986)

A bunch of you asked for #100-76, so as a special BONUS, I’ll show you #100-76 on the next two pages. If you just want the Top 75, then you’re done. If you’d like to see more, go to the next two pages!

100. Batman #677


Art by Alex Ross (2008)

99. Detective Comics #472


Art by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin (1977)

98. Batman #451


Art by Norm Breyfogle (1990)

97. Batman #31


Art by Dick Sprang (1945)

96. Detective Comics #699


Art by Graham Nolan (1998)

95. Batman #10


Art by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson (1942)

94. Batman: The Dark Knight #3 (Hunt the Dark Knight)


Art by Frank Miller (1986)

93. Batman #122


Art by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye (1958)

92. Batman #668


Art by J.H. Williams III (2007)

91. Batman #619


Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams (2003)

90. Batman #123


Art by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye (1958)

89. Detective Comics #570


Art by Alan Davis and Paul Neary (1986)

Go to the next page for #88-76!

88. Detective Comics #451


Art by Dick Giordano (1975)

87. Batman #245


Art by Neal Adams (1972)

86. Swamp Thing #53


Art by Stephen Bissette (1986)

85. Detective Comics #408


Art by Neal Adams (1970)

84. Batman: The Long Halloween #1


Art by Tim Sale (1996)

83. Batman: War on Crime


Art by Alex Ross (1999)

82. Batman #246


Art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano (1972)

81. DC Special Series #27


Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (1981)

80. Batman #324


Art by Jim Aparo (1980)

79. Detective Comics #583


Art by Mike Mignola (1987)

78. Batman #686


Art by Alex Ross (2009)

77. Batman: Black and White #4


Art by Alex Toth (1996)

76. Batman #608


Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams (2002)