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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages! Step right up and help Superman ID the Batmen! – Superman: The Man of Steel #37

July 16, 2010


How many of the Batmen can you identify? It’s always a bit dicey when an artist (Jon Bogdanove for this cover) closely interprets the work of others, and most of the Batman versions that I could recognize were picked out based on costume idiosyncracies and not on the style of rendition, but it’s kind of fun to try and figure out who’s who. Some are obvious, some not so much. Thankfully, the editors published a key a few months later in the letters column (remember those?). Here it is:

I like how they threw in a couple “yet to be seen” versions.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2010 11:45 am

    I dunno, I think a good portion of the distinctiveness of all this is that he drew them all in different styles – although I can barely tell apart the difference between his Adams and Aparo. That’s about it though.

  2. July 17, 2010 7:28 pm

    I’m proud (or possibly ashamed) to say I got nearly all of them. I didn’t get the Neal Adams one though. I thought it was meant to be Dick Giordano. 😦

  3. Drunken Fist permalink
    August 29, 2010 12:50 am

    I got all of ’em except Novick and Murphy/Anderson.

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