13 OLD MAN BATMAN COVERS: An 81st Anniversary Salute

Men get old. Legends live forever.

A year ago, for the Caped Crusaders’s 80th anniversary, we celebrated with BATMAN WEEK — featuring the TOP 13 BATMAN COUNTDOWN, selected by a blue-ribbon panel, including Neal Adams and Paul Levitz (click here); the ULTIMATE BATMAN READING AND VIEWING GUIDE (click here); and a whole bunch of other groovy features (click here).

Well, Monday, March 30, is the 81st anniversary of the Dark Knight. How best to celebrate? Well, how about 13 OLD MAN BATMAN COVERS? (Or at least middle-aged.)

Because 81 years is a lonnnnnng time.

Dig it:

Curt Swan pencils, Stan Kaye inks

Frank Miller, with Lynn Varley colors

Bruce Timm

Sheldon Moldoff

Greg Capullo

Philip Tan

Dick Giordano

Gary Frank

Chris Samnee, with Matt Wilson colors


Bob Smith pencils, Terry Beatty inks

Cheating here! Splash page from The Brave and the Bold #197: Written by Alan Brennert. Art by Joe Staton and George Freeman.

Darwyn Cooke


— Why BATMAN Has Endured for 80 Years, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.

— DC Plans BATMAN, ROBIN, JOKER, CATWOMAN 80th Anniversary Hardcover Collection. Click here.


— Dig the Final Versions of the ROBIN 80th ANNIVERSARY Variants. Click here.

— Dig the Final Versions of the CATWOMAN 80th ANNIVERSARY Variants. Click here.

— Dig JIM LEE’s JOKER 80th ANNIVERSARY Variant Cover Saluting the 1970s. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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