You get a lot of complaints out of us oldtimers about how BATMAN comics went camp when the TV series was a runaway hit. What seldom gets mentioned, however, is that this was, in fact, a golden age of sorts for Bat-covers! Here, for example, are two of my all-time favorites. The insides were back to being ghosted by Sheldon Moldoff pretty much around this time but Carmine Infantino could still be called in for knock-em-dead covers for both BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS! I never realized it until tonight but these two unusually creative ones (retailers were supposedly not happy about the BATMAN one due to the logo being toward the bottom where it would be unseen on racks of the day) came out within a week of one another...forty years ago.
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