We all have favorite comic book covers and if you're like me, you have a LOT of favorite comic book covers. But god forbid any of us ripped the cover off to hang on our wall! It'd be nice if we could get prints of any cover we wanted but unfortunately that's not the case. But now, you at least have access to 100 great ones.
From Quirk Books, the folks who brought us the Worst-Case Scenario series, comes DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book. It starts with New Fun #1 and ends with Batman #679.
Here are 100 of the most important, most incredible, and most bizarre comic-book covers from DC’s incredible archives-all perforated and ready to display in your apartment, dorm room, or cubicle. From Action Comics #1 and Batman #1 to lesser-known heroes like Mister District Attorney, this oversized compilation features every major milestone in DC’s extraordinary history: Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Watchmen, Fables, 100 Bullets, and much more. The book is arranged chronologically to give readers a long look into how America's most pressing social concerns (women's rights, drugs, war and more) have been reflected in the unique and visually stunning medium of comic books.
On the opposite side of each poster there are related covers and commentary by Robert Schnakenberg discussing the comics, characters, writers, and artists. Some include comments from the artists themselves too. There's even a foreword from DC Comics veteran Paul Levitz, who recently saw his own DC 75th anniversary book published. This one's not quite as big but it is large enough to show off the fantastic art no matter where you decide to hang it.
DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book is seriously cool. I wish something like this was available while I was still in college, I would have wallpapered my room with it. I'm certainly too mature for that now (*giggle*). Of course there's stuff I wish was in there and isn't but with the ridiculous amount of covers DC has put out in the last 75 years I'm just glad I wasn't the one who had to narrow them down.