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Top Five Most Iconic Batgirl Covers

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Here are my picks for the top five most iconic covers featuring Batgirl (with iconic being determined by what covers are most established and most recognized when it comes to Batgirl, with a preference towards covers that are homaged a lot). This is not a BEST cover list and due to the very nature of icons, very few (if any) recent covers will be on the list. A notable exception to the rules is that I don’t count covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in), as those tend to be automatically iconic so they’re boring. Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.

Enjoy!

First off, while I’m exempting first appearance covers from the countdown, it’s only fair, I suppose, to share them here before the countdown begins, so here is the first cover appearance of Batgirl from her first full appearance, Detective Comics #359…

Artist: Carmine Infantino


5.

Artist: Damion Scott


I figure the Cassandra Cain fans have suffered enough, here’s a spot on the list for the Cass fans out there!

4.

Artist: Nick Cardy


Nick Cardy sure knows how to draw dynamic covers!

3.

Artist: Neal Adams


This was the second issue of Detective to feature Batgirl as the co-lead, and the first where she actually appeared on the cover with her cover credit.

2.

Artist: Gil Kane


This Gil Kane cover nicely captures the relationship dynamic that existed between the Dynamic Duo and Batgirl back then.

1.

Artist: Carmine Infantino


Secret identities and Batgirl were, for whatever reason, a major cover motif in Batgirl’s cover appearances (which were surprisingly infrequent, all things considered).