Photography / Travel

Cover of Batman #23 - June/July 1944

by Tim Darling (email)

At the risk of turning this website into a completely random collection of every passing interest I have, this is my favorite comic book cover, Batman #23 (1944). I saw a photo of it when I was in middle school and then 16 years later, I found a copy cheaply on ebay in less-than-mint condition (in good shape, the comic would be worth over $10k). But with Photoshop, I fixed the errors without too much trouble.

Interesting Batman fact: the name of Batman's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, is an aliteration of his creator's name, Bob Kane. [Source: Bob Kane interview on NPR's Fresh Air, March 23, 1990.]

Cover art by Bob Kane, 1944.