Batman: Cover To Cover

May 16, 2005 | Trades


Batman: Cover To Cover
DC Comics
$55.99 (Hardcover)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

How Batman has existed for 66 years is a miracle.
To flip through the pages of Cover To Cover, an impressive hardcover collection of over 250 memorable images of the Dark Knight, you’re immediately struck by the fact that he’s been killed dozens of times — at least on the cover of his many series.
The list of artists represented in the book is a distinguished one — the 1940s covers creator Bob Kane, the 50s by Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino in the 1960s, Neal Adams in the 70s and Frank Miller in the 80s. The names from the 90s on is a who’s who of modern comics, from Jim Lee and Brain Bolland to Paul Pope and Tim Sale.
Before you go see Batman Begins (and we both know if you read this column you’re likely going to see it) Cover To Cover is a great way to reflect on what first grabbed your attention about this character and why he endures — in spite of his many “deaths”.

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