From now on I’m going to set this up to give readers 3 weeks to vote and I’m dividing the poll into four parts. It’s only the 4th year of Batman’s existence but he’s already showing up in a whole lot of books and we need more polls to fit all the options. One part will be to decide the best World’s Finest cover, then the best Detective Comics Cover, then the best Batman cover, and finally we will pit the best of the best against one another. Cool?

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 biggest milestone. So even though I add some fun facts with a few of these issues, 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! Our poll will end in 3 weeks. Be sure to spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, etc. so we get plenty of votes and a good discussion going in the comments section!

Previous winners are…

1939: Detective Comics #31

1940: Batman #1

1941: Batman #8

And now, Round One of the Batman News community’s quest to find their favorite cover of 1942!

World’s Finest #5

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Cover by Fred Ray

World’s Finest #6

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Cover by Fred Ray

Spoiler
Now considered to have taken place on Earth 2, World’s Finest #6 marked the first appearance of the original Metallo. At first, Metallo only had one “L” in his name and this “Metalo” character was a scientist in a metal suit. He made no mention of kryptonite, however, his suit could still emit a beam that temporarily drained Superman of his power.

World’s Finest #7

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Cover by Jack Burnley

World’s Finest #8

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Cover by Jack Burnley