10 Spectacular Superhero Comic Book Covers Over The Years

By on July 18, 2013

This year’s Comic-Con is underway, and it’s become a bigger and better event each year. The influence of comic books is felt everywhere in pop culture from summer blockbusters to toys to popular music.

While the styles and cover prices have certainly changed over the years,  the impact of comic books is as strong as ever. Here at The CheckOut, we’ve collected a small sampling of 10 classic superhero comic book covers from the past century, spanning over 60 years. This list could go on and on, so we’ll have to return to this subject again.

Some of the artists featured on these covers below read like a who’s who of comic icons, including Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, John Byrne, Michael Golden and others. Enjoy!

1938: Action Comics #1 (Joe Shuster)

1938: Action Comics #1 (Joe Shuster)

1986: Watchmen #1 (Dave Gibbons)

1986: Watchmen #1 (Dave Gibbons)

1962: Amazing Fantasy #15 (Jack Kirby/Steve Ditko)

1962: Amazing Fantasy #15 (Jack Kirby/Steve Ditko)

1986: The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller)

1986: The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller)

1993: Wonder Woman #72 (Brian Bolland)

1993: Wonder Woman #72 (Brian Bolland)

1991: Detective Comics #626 (Michael Golden)

1991: Detective Comics #626 (Michael Golden)

1983: Alpha Flight #3 (John Byrne)

1983: Alpha Flight #3 (John Byrne)

1961: Fantastic Four #1 (Jack Kirby)

1961: Fantastic Four #1 (Jack Kirby)

1999: The Amazing Spider-Man #633 (Chris Bachalo)

1999: The Amazing Spider-Man #633 (Chris Bachalo)

1985: The Spectacular Spider-Man #101  (John Byrne)

1985: The Spectacular Spider-Man #101 (John Byrne)

Post your favorite covers below!

 

About Joe Warner

I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.

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