Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The Beauty of Batman


Tec 745
Originally uploaded by Scipio1.
Far be it for me to start a
*shudder*
"meme"
but Devon of Seven Hells has posited that this may be the most beautiful of all Batman covers.

I can't say I disagree. But I'd be interested in the opinions of others. Naturally, it's quite subjective matter!

Unlike the Rann/Thanagar War ...

7 comments:

Joch said...

far bet it for you to start a meme? (cough)blogosphericrannthanagarwar(cough) :)
although I must admit that I could be wrong on that one...

naladahc said...

Agreed. That is a pretty nice cover. Minimalist but effective.

Mike Loughlin said...

That's an excellent cover. Drew Johnson may be the best cover artist going (although James Jean, Frank Quitely, & Phil Noto are up there).

Issue 745's cover reminds me of the Batman: Black & White cover from Alex Toth, which is among my favorite Batman covers. The Barry Windsor-Smith cover from the same series is also striking. In fact, at least 90% of the art from that mini was top notch.

Shane Bailey said...

I think I included him on my favorite batman cover artists a while back. I think I agree with Devon, from a purely design standpoint at least.

K26dp said...

I don't know about most beautiful, since that is in the eye of the beholder, but is certainly one of the most pleasing covers to me.

Psychbloke said...

It's very nice clean design.
Very '30's.....nice......

Johnny B said...

I loved everything about those Dave Johnson covers during this run of Detective, from the logo/header design on up. The interiors were pretty good, too, with Greg Rucka writing and the very underrated Shawn Martinbrough on art.