Poll #1 featured all World’s Finest covers from 1943 and now we’re going to see what the best Detective Comics cover is, then 3 weeks after that we’ll vote on Batman, and finally the best cover from each of those three series will compete against each other.

Keep in mind that you’re not voting for what cover is 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. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover? Screw that! We’re judging these contenders by their covers alone so don’t make me take away the fun facts! Our poll will end in 3 weeks so 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!

Detective Comics #71

Cover by George Roussos

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Detective Comics #72

Cover by Jerry Robinson

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Detective Comics #73

Cover by Bob Kane

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Detective Comics  #74

Cover by Jerry Robinson

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Spoiler
First appearance of Tweedledee  & Tweedledum! This actually means that these two appeared in Batman lore BEFORE the Mad Hatter, who won’t be invented for another 5 years.

Detective Comics  #75

Cover by Bob Kane

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Detective Comics  #76

Cover by Jerry Robinson 

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Detective Comics  #77

Cover by Bob Kane & George Roussos

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Spoiler
First appearance of The Crime Doctor, Mathew Thorne, a character whose name was later changed to “Bradford.” Thorne was shown to be much more sympathetic in Batman: The Animated Series, but in his first comic appearance he had his heart set on hijacking an atom smasher so he and his assistant can turn base metals into precious gold.

Detective Comics  #78

Cover by Jack Burnley

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Detective Comics  #79

Cover by Jerry Robinson

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Detective Comics  #80

Cover by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos

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Detective Comics  #81

Cover by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos

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Spoiler
First appearance of The Cavalier, Mortimer Drake. I can’t really think of anything cool to say about The Cavalier, he’s a thief who dresses like a musketeer.

Detective Comics  #82

Cover by Bob Kane

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