Poll: the best Batman cover…1941 Pt. 1

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


Cover by Fred Ray

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


Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #4


Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #48


Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #49


Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #50


Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #5


Cover by Jerry Robinson

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


Cover by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #52


Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #6


Cover by Bob Kane

Batman #7


Cover by Bob Kane

Batman becomes an honorary member of the Gotham Police Department

Batman #8


Cover by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson 

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.