We’re voting for our favorite cover from the year 1941!

Keep in mind that you’re not voting for what cover was the most important to Batman history! This isn’t a poll to see which comic was the most important milestone. So even though I add some fun facts with a few of these, don’t let it affect your decision on which cover you believe looks the coolest. We’re judging these contenders by their covers alone– don’t make me take away the fun facts! As always, our poll will end in 2 weeks and then I’ll take this week’s winner and add them into the mix for part 2.

Previous winners are…

1939: Detective Comics #31

1940: Batman #1

And now, let the battle for 1941 begin!

World’s Best Comics #1

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Cover by Fred Ray

Spoiler
There is no issue #1 of the original 1941 World’s Finest series, it actually started as World’s Best Comics for one issue and one issue alone. From #2 onward it is “Finest” not “Best.” Oh, and by the way, this is the first team-up of Batman and Superman. Ever.

Detective Comics #47

Detective47

Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #4

Batman4

Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #48

Detective48

Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #49

Detective49

Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #50

Detective50

Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #5

Batman5

Cover by Jerry Robinson

Spoiler
This marks the first time we’ve seen the Batmobile, a real Batmobile with bat-imagery on it. Up until now Batman has only been seen driving a bright red convertible, but here we get a car with a large bat ornament built right into the hood.

Detective Comics #51

Detective51

Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #52

Detective52

Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #6

Batman6

Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #7

Batman7

Cover by Bob Kane

Spoiler
Batman becomes an honorary member of the Gotham Police Department

Batman #8

Batman8

Cover by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson 

Spoiler
The first appearance of Professor Radium, a villain who recently made an appearance in New 52 Detective Comics by Tony Daniel. Also in this issue, Batman and Robin are recognized by authority just like they were in the previous installment only now it’s gone much higher up than the GCPD. In this issue, the President of the United States and the director of the FBI invite Batman and Robin to the White House.