Covered 365: Day 42

A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.

Day 42 – Batman #42, August/September 1947, Artist – Jack Burnley.

This cover always worked for me, its innovative and it makes me want to jump in with Batman and Robin to see what kind of trouble Catwoman has brewing inside.

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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Terence
Terence
5 years ago

I like that cover. When the characters interact with the cover either like that or bursting through it. Real impact!

Bud Plant
Bud Plant
5 years ago

This shows the Jack Burnley who was an absolute master at great covers…and art too, of course, much of his best I think was the Starman run in Adventure Comics. He brought superb work to early Superman covers, many of the most iconic, too, and also on the early World’s Finest covers with Bats, Robin and Superman.

This is a lovely Catwoman, appealing and mysterious but not overtly sexy. Good choice.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

I am not afraid to buck the trend and say that I would only rate this one a “good”. A “lovely” and “appealing” Catwoman doesn’t seem to have much “steel-clawed fury” in her. Batman and Robin seem to be amused as they chased the somewhat confused-looking damsel. Ho hum.

I am up to #44 in my suggestions and that was a good number, with another Schomburg standout and many other good covers:

Action
Jungle
Marvel Mystery
Tales to Astonish
Whiz

If you don’t like the jingoistic Whiz I would accept More Fun in its place. I just really love the colors and composition of the Whiz.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

4.5