13 DC COLORING BOOK COVERS to Make You Feel Good

It’s NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY: Hey, keep your crayons out of the sun!

UPDATED 8/2/23: It’s National Coloring Book Day! Perfect time to re-present this groove from July 2020! Oh, and wanna see 13 MARVEL COLORING BOOKS? Click here! Far out! — Dan

Last week, we had a grand ol’ time showing off 13 COVERS of vintage Marvel coloring/activity books. Because we love kitschy fun and funny kitsch.

So naturally, we had to follow up with 13 COVERS spotlighting DC.

I will say at the outset that Marvel had a more diverse selection of characters, but these DC books are appealing just the same — and a couple go all the way back to the Golden Age.

Right on.

1981. Holy crap, it’s a knock off of the Live and Let Die poster!






1944. Look, I know this is not technically DC but it belongs here based on the selection.








— 13 MARVEL COLORING BOOK COVERS to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

— HOLY BRAIN FREEZE! Dig These Groovy BATMAN Slurpee Cups. Click here.

Most scans and pubdate info from Retro Reprints.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I have vivid memories of that Super Friends coloring book as a kid.

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  2. I had a Superman GIANT coloring book as a kid (I remember it having a purple cover), and decided i was going to color it with NO mistakes, all inside the lines, perfectly. So I made a blanket fort and went to work. After a few masterpiece pages, I emerged from my blanket hideout to show my mom, and , to my HORROR, I had colored Superman’s blue suit PURPLE, in every picture. It seems, if you are going to aim for coloring perfection, don’t do it in the dark.

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  3. Some great selections here, a few of which I have never seen! I had a Superman The Movie giant coloring book, and a Batman and Robin vs. Riddler one. That one, and many of these had covers by Ross Andru, it seems. Looks like Dick Giordano on the “Mystery of the Million Dollar Joke” cover. That book was kind of a sequel to “The Laughing Fish”. Joker makes good on his promise to make Joker Burgers!!!


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  4. I had the 1967 Batman book. Love the book, but even as a preschooler the way his nose stuck out from under the mask of the cowl looked “wrong” to me. I guess I was an early proponent of “on model.”

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  5. Wonder Woman Homecoming Hijinks 1979 should be in place of the giant Batman and Superman cover. They are just posing while Wonder Woman is rescuing a student from a fire. Aside from that there are some pretty sweet covers.

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  6. The Super Powers one from 1984 was my first real exposure to the DC characters and started a life long obsession.

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  7. Wow! I had at least one of the Batman TV 60s coloring books! Thanks for this!

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