McFarlane Toys DC Universe Infinite Frontier Robin (2022)

Heir To The Demon Throne!

Swooping in with all of the cocky style expected of him, Robin (Damian Wayne) from DC’s Infinite Frontier Future State story arc has arrived with his own action figure! There’s also a Gold Label Unmasked version sold exclusively on the McFarlane Toys website and on a few of those pesky scalper sites as well. As much as I love Batman, Robin is definitely starting to make a dent in my DC Comics figure and comic book collection. In fact, I probably have more Robin figures, books, and statues than I have of any other DC character except for Batman. In any case, let’s take a look at this great figure!

Robin comes with the standard collector card and base as well as a lone accessory, his sword. The sword looks great and easily fits into Robin’s right hand. He features a flowing black cape with a yellow interior, grey high tops with green laces and faded red soles, and his suit is primarily grey with faded red trim. His utility belt is lined with silvery white snapped pockets.

I really love the attention to detail on this figure. His shoes are a particularly cool highlight and I love the grid-like look of his shirt and pants. I have to be honest and say that this particular outfit is one of my least favorite Robin suits from the comics, but I do like it on this figure. Robin is also very poseable with only minor limitations at the shoulder (as always seems the case with McFarlane’s DC figures). He’s also about an inch and a half shorter than other figures in this line in order to maintain scale. That doesn’t bother me but I did want to mention it for collectors who might be curious about the scale.

This is a pretty brief review but I have very few complaints about this figure. He looks great, has solid articulation, and stands on my shelf with ease. I definitely recommend picking up this figure, especially if you are a Robin fan!

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Spin Master “The Batman” Figures

The Bat and the Cat…..

On my local toy shelves, Spin Master has been in a bit of a rut. The pegs are littered with multiple Batman figures from the company’s last few lines and a few Robin and Batgirl figures as well. The only new figures added to the pegs have been from The Batman film. That collection itself is pretty limited, with a few different Batman, Catwoman, and Penguin figures and a couple of playsets (one which features Lt. Gordon, who I hope to get one day). Those figures don’t seem to be moving that well. It’s probably because the film is a lot darker than most of the shows and toys that interest Spin Master’s target audience. With that said, The Batman figures have started hitting clearance shelves and I’m swooping in to grab as many of them as I can. This particular line didn’t really interest me (except for Gordon and the Batcave) so I never pulled the trigger on a full price purchase. Now with prices dropping, my interest in the line has increased.

Oddly enough the Catwoman figure that I picked up was on clearance for five bucks but the Batman figure was still full price. The Penguin figures were on clearance for seven dollars. I’m not sure why Catwoman was cheaper, but I’ll take it. I decided against buying a Penguin figure because it looks exactly like the one that I received in my Batcave set awhile back. I didn’t see any point in buying a duplicate.

Neither figure looks very much like their live action counterpart from the film. Both of them come with three accessories. Catwoman comes with a knife, her signature whip, and a pair of claws that look ridiculous when placed on her hands. Batman comes with a chest plate, a Batarang, and a red, oversized grappling gun. Both figures also come with a mystery card that reveals “evidence” for play. I actually like the cards but don’t see kids getting much mileage out of them.

The figures feature the standard POA for all of Spin Master’s four-inch line. Batman’s cape was creased and looked as if it was about to come off of his shoulders. Both figures do look really nice on my Batcave stairway, though, and I’m ultimately very fond of both of them. I might go ahead and snag the Wingsuit Batman if the price goes down soon, as that’s the only other figure in this line besides Gordon that I’m interested in collecting.

While these figures are definitely not on the same level as Spin Master’s standard Batman and DC lines (those figures are so much fun), they are worth checking out for purchase. The Penguin and Lt. Gordon figures pretty much look like two average citizens, but that actually makes them cooler in my book.

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Spin Master Batman Batcave

“Oh, you’re everything they say you are, aren’t ya???”

I really enjoyed The Batman. I recently reviewed it on my blog and loved almost everything about it. I was recently offered the chance to review one of the Spin Master toys based upon the film and decided to give it a shot. In all honesty I haven’t collected any Spin Master toys from the film because I’m much more interested in the McFarlane Toys figures that are being produced. Spin Master’s line is geared toward children and I love the company for that fact, but this film’s toys need to be grittier and more adult in my opinion. With that being said, here’s my review for Spin Master’s The Batman “Batman Batcave.”

This is definitely the biggest play set that I’ve ever personally reviewed from Spin Master. It comes with quite a few pieces. There’s the Batcave stairwell that must be assembled (two sets of stairs and the walkway snap together), a multi-screen computer desk, a work bench with places to store the included cowl and chest plate, the Batcycle, a red grappling gun, two Batarangs, a suitcase that opens, cash that can be stored in the suitcase, the Penguin’s umbrella with a blade that can be hidden in the handle, and two figures, an unmasked Batman and the Penguin. There’s also a parking stand for the Batcycle. I plan on using it in the future to display pretty much all of my Spin Master stuff as I review it.

The walkway features a trapdoor that opens whenever you apply just a little bit of pressure to it. There’s also a detachable rail that you can toss figures through but it’s locked in place rather tightly. I don’t see kids getting much use out of the rail but they’ll probably enjoy the trapdoor. The computer desk features monitors that have stickers on them. The stickers on the one that I received were bubbled up a bit and I had to smooth them out a bit. Once I did this, the desk looked great. I love the work bench. There are tools, Batarangs, and a pair of Batman’s gloves molded into the desktop and a place to store the cowl and chest plate. The cowl slides onto a molded head and the chest plate snaps into place on a molded chest. They look great on the desk. The grappling gun and extra Batarangs look fine enough, but the grappling gun looks nothing like the one from the film and that Batarangs fit poorly in Batman’s hands. Penguin’s suitcase and umbrella fit his hands better than than Batman’s accessories and, at least in my opinion, look better as well.

The Batcycle looks cool and is very similar to the one featured in the film. It’s a slick looking bike and it look great on its stand. It features a kickstand that prevents it from falling on its side. The best thing about this bike to me is the fact that Batman can actually sit on it without any difficulties or awkward posing. This is one of the first Spin Master vehicles that I’ve found that actually fits their action figures properly.

The two action figures that come with this set are pretty good. The likeness of Robert Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne is okay, especially for a Spin Master figure, but the figure’s cape sits loosely on its back and looks very cheap. The cowl that comes with the set can be placed on Batman’s head, but the back of the cowl is completely open and looks oversized on the figure. I recommend purchasing another cowled Batman figure if you want that look and keep this one unmasked. The Penguin figure doesn’t look much like Colin Farrell in the film. The figure features a much gentler looking face without all of the scarring that Farrell’s version of the character features in the film. Despite this fact, I love this figure. There’ssomething about him that screams “Businessman who just had a bad day” and I love it. Both of the figures feature the standard eleven points of articulation expected to come with Spin Master figures.

I’m sure that kids will get a kick out of playing with the Batcycle, the workbench, and the computer desk as well as both figures. The stairs and walkway aren’t as impressive, but they make for a darn nice display. I think that collectors will appreciate both of the figures and the Batcycle. I also believe that they’ll love using one or all of the pieces for display. Overall, a decent set with just a few minor issues.

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McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse The Dark Knight Returns Build-A-Horse Set (2022)

I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…”

McFarlane Toys and DC unleashed a fearsome foursome recently. Based upon their comic likenesses in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns story line, McFarlane gives us figures for Batman, Superman, Robin (Carrie Kelley), and the Joker. Not only were four figures released, but each one comes with pieces to build the horse that Batman rides in the story in the final battle. As far as I know this is the first time that the build-a-figure has been a full-sized horse. It’s pretty epic.

This review is going to be a bit different since I am covering five figures. I’ll start with Batman, Superman, Joker, and Robin, giving you general pros and cons about all of them. Then I’ll focus on the horse figure. Feel free to look through the images in order to get a good look at each figure. Also, please forgive the “dust” in some of the photos. I didn’t use my photo box because of the size of this collection, so these photos may look a little dirty. It’s actually dust from opening up the boxes. I tried to clean it up as much as possible.

All four figures come with a DC figure base and a collector card. All four of them also come with at least one accessory and at least two pieces to build the horse figure. Batman comes with the tail and both front legs. Superman comes with both rear legs. The Joker has the head and saddle. Carrie Kelley comes with the two largest pieces of the horse, its left and ride torso. Batman and Superman come with a swappable set of hands. Batman also comes with the lasso with a batarang on the end that he uses in the comic. Joker comes with a knife and a swappable left hand. Carrie Kelley comes with her slingshot.

All three of the males in this line feature very stiff joints with the exception of Joker’s ankles which are extremely loose. This may be specific to my figure but it’s worth mentioning as it does make posing Joker a bit of a challenge. Carrie Kelley’s ankles and arms are also very loose. Batman and Joker’s accessories are very soft and it’s extremely difficult to get the lasso and knife in their respective hands. In fact, I stopped trying to put Joker’s knife in his hand because I didn’t want to damage the figure or the accessory.

I’m not a big fan of Miller’s art style. The clunky figures look awkward on the page in my opinion. That being said, Miller’s style translates extremely well in these action figures. All of them, excepting Robin, are heavy and solid figures. All four of them look simply amazing. I really love how the bright colors pop on Robin and Superman. Joker looks quite dapper in his white suit with a flowing tie. Batman looks absolutely fierce.

The horse is surprisingly light once you put it all together. The pieces snap together with relative ease. The horse has slight articulation at the top of its neck and the entire head can move up and down at the shoulder. All four legs have multiple points of articulation at well. The tail is fairly limited to spinning around. Once the horse is assembled, you can take it apart if you’d like. The front legs are the hardest pieces to disassemble. Also, the saddle does not unbuckle, so make sure that you place it on the horse’s torso before you snap in the legs and head or you’ll end up having to remove them like I did.

The horse looks pretty good but mine has a few marks on the head. It can be posed with relative ease but if you plan on posing it reared up on two legs with Batman in the saddle, you’ll need some sort of support as the ankles can’t handle the weight. Batman does fit on the horse but the reins are too soft to easily snap into Batman’s hands. Otherwise, Batman looks good in the saddle.

All five of these figures look nice. I don’t plan on displaying Batman on the horse because he looks better standing in my opinion. If I had to pick only one figure out of the bunch to grab, it would be Carrie Kelley simply because she doesn’t have a lot of figures and this one looks amazing. All four of them would be great for display, though, so buy one or buy all of them if you’d like.

Thanks for reading my post. I’ve included a couple of comparison photos below of other McFarlane figures to give you an idea of the size of each figure. The Armored Batman from The Dark Knight Returns was a previous release but it goes well with this line. I hope that you enjoyed this review. Let me know what you think of the figures in the comments.

The Batman (2022)

“I’m Vengeance.”

Spoiler-Free Review

Culling its primary tale from DC Comics’ The Long Halloween, Year One, and other Batman stories, 2022’s The Batman is a very solid movie. In the story, the Riddler is on a killing spree and Batman is trying to decipher all of the clues left in the wake of each murder. All of the murders are linked together and each one is executed with specific intentions to expose the true villains of Gotham City. Batman teams up with Jim Gordon and Catwoman to figure out the Riddler’s next move and take him down before he murders again. You’ll have to watch the film to see what happens and I highly recommend checking it out for yourself.

The film gives us a version of Batman that casual and film-only fans may not be familiar with: The Dark Knight Detective. Batman actively works with Gotham City’s police department, specifically James Gordon, and uses evidence, clues, and some sweet technology to decipher the Riddler’s game plan. Alfred is there as well, assisting Batman with his detective work. Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, has her own motives for helping Batman but I don’t want to spoil any of that in this review.

The film also gives us a look at the seedy underbelly of Gotham. Fans will recognize characters such as Carmine Falcone and the Penguin and a few other folks that I won’t mention at the moment. As the Riddler slowly reveals his plans to Batman and the rest of Gotham City, we learn that many of the villains in the film aren’t as obvious as they seem. Of course, if you’re a reader of the comics, you’re well aware that the “white knights” of Gotham are sometimes just as crooked as or even worse than the obvious villains.

Pros:

  • The detective work: It was refreshing to see Batman actively working with GCPD. The police were uncomfortable with him in their territory but understood that he was most likely their best hope to solve the Riddler’s motives for murder and successfully capture him. Their relationship with Batman is uneasy.
  • The Penguin: Although he’s essentially a high level stooge for other crime bosses in this film, Colin Farrell’s portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot hints at much bigger things to come for the character. Farrrell was completely unrecognizable in the role and he gave the best performance of the entire cast in this film. He also provided some humorous moments in an otherwise dark film.
  • The Batman: Robert Pattinson’s Batman gets beat up a lot in this film and he has the scars to show it. He questions himself, questions others, and is methodical with everything that he does in the movie. He also provides some genuinely suspenseful moments in the film as he is often only heard and/or briefly seen at times. When villains peer into the darkness and hear footfalls but see nothing, you know that trouble is on the way for them.
  • Bruce Wayne: Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne looks worn out and depressed throughout the film. He actually looks and acts like a man who lives a double life and gets very little sleep as a result. I’m expecting the “playboy” persona to eventually come to light in later films, but this is the right Bruce Wayne for this story as it takes place.
  • James Gordon: Jeffrey Wright gives a stellar performance as Lt. Gordon. It’s a meat-and-potatoes version of the character who stands as the only member of GCPD that Batman fully trusts. They work together excellently in this film.
  • The Batmobile: It spends most of the film as part of the back drop, covered by a tarp. When it is finally revealed in all of its glory, however, it is shown to be the best Batmobile since the iconic 1989 version of the vehicle. It’s a monster on wheels and it strikes terror into those that dare square off against it.
  • Minimal CGI: Did they even use it in this film at all? If they did, the production does a great job of hiding it. Almost all of the effects in this film are practical and that, in my opinion, only adds to the grittiness and “realness” of the movie.
  • No On Screen Death Of The Parents: For the first time in a long time we get to see a Batman film that doesn’t include a flashback scene with Bruce’s parents getting murdered. Sure, that element is still present in the film, but how many times has that specific moment been visited over the years? It’s almost as bad as poor Uncle Ben getting shot down in the Spidey flicks!

Cons:

  • The film’s length: Clocking in at almost three hours in length, The Batman begins to wear out its welcome in the third act. In all honesty, they could have stopped the film thirty or so minutes earlier and I would have been just happy. When you believe that the film is almost over, a new threat arises and drags things out longer than necessary.

Yep, the film’s length is my only gripe. Had director Matt Reeves ended the tale just a little bit earlier this film would have been perfect. Everything else is well done. It’s not my favorite Batman film and it’s far from a masterpiece, but The Batman is an excellent Batman film that deserves any and all accolades that it receives.

The Cast:

  • Robert Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  • Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon
  • John Turturro as Carmine Falcone
  • Paul Dano as The Riddler
  • Colin Farrell as The Penguin
  • Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth

Other cast members include Peter Sarsgaard, Charlie and Max Carver, Gil Perez-Abraham, and Jayme Lawson. All of the cast do great jobs but I cannot say enough about Farrell’s portrayal of the Penguin. John Turturro deserves a nod for his portrayal of Falcone as well.

So, there you have it. The Batman is a very good movie and it definitely needs to be seen on the big screen. I hope that you enjoyed my spoiler free review of the movie and I thank you for reading it. Be sure to check out the film!

McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse The Batman (2022)

“I’m vengeance!”

With The Batman due to hit theaters on March 4th and with me being such a huge fan of the character in pretty much all of his incarnations, I had to snap up the McFarlane Toys version of the Dark Knight as soon as I saw it. I can’t wait for the film and having this figure in hand makes me even that more excited for the movie.

The figure is pretty nice overall. The only included accessory is a grappling hook gun. This is par for the course with McFarlane and it doesn’t look like this will change any time soon. In my opinion, Batman is the one hero who is the poster child for multiple accessories. Oh, well, one can only dream. He does also come with the token trading card and DC figure stand, though, and I always appreciate those two things.

There’s a ton of attention to detail that McFarlane is known for for but a closer look at the figure reveals a few misfires. First of all, the shoulder pads on the figure are made of soft plastic. That’s not necessarily an issue, but if you lift Batman’s arms up at the shoulder, the pads either get caught under his cape or pop out in an unsightly manner. Also, the cape just doesn’t look attached at all. I’m assuming that it is tucked under the chest plate in the film, but on the figure it just lies on top of the plate in a gingerly fashion. My figure also features a few stiff joints.

My biggest gripe with this figure is the grappling gun and everything associated with it. There’s a peg in Batman’s right hand where you have to snap the gun into place. It looks like he’s using the Force to hold it there instead of actually holding it with his hand. The handle pokes out beneath which makes the whole thing look unnatural. Why couldn’t they have just closed Batman’s hand a little bit so that he can actually hold the grappling gun? If you try to extend Batman’s arm to fire the grappling hook into some railing above you risk popping out the shoulder pad and Batman’s head can’t turn upwards enough for a shot high into the rafters. If you look at the photos below, you’ll get a better idea of what I’m trying to say.

I will say that the figure looks great on display. As I mentioned, the attention to detail is great. You can see the stitching in Batman’s cowl and distinguish the different pieces of what appears to be plate armor. His boot laces also stand out and his utility belt is wonderful. The face is pretty close to what I have seen of Robert Pattinson in the cowl as well.

As a display figure, The Batman is a winner. As a figure that you might want to pose in battle against the Riddler or any other member of the Rogue’s Gallery, he just doesn’t work. Still, it’s a pretty good figure that’s definitely worthy of purchase.

Thanks for reading my post. I can’t wait to see the film and you know that I’ll be reviewing it once I do!

McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Justice League 2021 Batman

“He’s never fought us. Not us united.

I have a copy of Zack Snyder’s Justice League tucked away in my hall closet. I have yet to watch the film yet but had to get my hands on this Batman figure from the film. My life has been very crazy over the last few years and I have yet to set aside the time to watch the entire film. I did see the Joss Whedon edit of the movie and I liked it despite its many flaws. I’ll watch Snyder’s cut in the near future but, for now at least, let’s take a look at this Justice League 2021 Batman figure.

Right off the bat, sorry, I noticed that this figure appears to be a lot slimmer than the bulked up form of Ben Affleck from the film. It does look like his chin, however, and the overall design of the figure is amazing. This version of Batman has been one of my favorites ever since I first saw it in the original JL film released back 2017. The figure features amazing articulation except for the hip area where the crotch and thighs don’t quite meet up. The figure comes with the standard trading card that all of the figures in this line come with, a base, and a batarang accessory.

I really love the attention to detail on this figure. There’s a ton of textured parts on the mold. The highlight is Batman’s cape. It looks as if it should flow but it is soft plastic and keeps its look and feel. It’s simply amazing. In case you are wondering, the goggles are not removable but look really good on the figure. My only complaint is how the figure’s legs appear to be bowed. This might be unique to my figure due to packaging, but I do believe that it is how the mold was made and it looks sort of odd.

Above is a comparison shot of the 2021 version of Batman versus the 2017 Mattel Justice League Batman figure. The 2017 figure has brighter colors and more paint apps. The goggles are silver whereas the McFarlane figure keeps almost everything black. The Mattel figure is noticeably smaller than the 2021 figure as well. When comparing the capes, you can easily see that the Mattel cape has curled up over the years. The soft plastic cape on the 2021 figure looks like it will remain in place. There’s simply no comparison when it comes to articulation. The McFarlane figure easily beats out the Mattel figure in that aspect. Overall, the McFarlane figure is a major improvement over the 2017 figure, but that figure will always hold a special place in my heart.

Thanks for checking out my review. I’ll have a movie review tomorrow for Throwback Thursday and November Noise and a look at an album on Friday.

McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Robin (Damian Wayne)

“I am Robin. Son of Batman. And That’s All You Need To Know.”

Say what you want about the cocky offspring of the Dark Knight, Damian Wayne does his own thing with his own style. It’s one of the reasons that I love Damian as Robin in the world of DC Comics. He’s my favorite Robin of all time despite still being relatively new when compared to the legacy of other characters who wore the “R” over their hearts like Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and Carrie Kelley.

This figure captures Robin from the DC Rebirth Teen Titans run. As with almost every other figure in the McFarlane DC Multiverse line, Robin is loaded with details. His gauntlets are wonderfully molded and his cape (soft plastic) is textured. Robin’s face is inspired by the artwork from the comics, so he doesn’t necessarily look like a real human but I still love his look. He has laced-up boots that feature plenty of amazing detail. They are probably my favorite thing about this figure in general. The suit has a ton of detail as well.

Robin comes with three accessories: a sword, a pair of throwing stars, and a display stand. Unlike many figures in this line, Robin doesn’t necessarily need the stand to hold a pose. His articulation is excellent and only slightly hindered by his collar and cape. He can securely hold his sword in either hand. His throwing stars are a bit awkward but you can fit them into his hands. If you decide to display with the stars, be sure to keep a watchful eye on them as they can easily fall out of his hands. Robin also comes with a collectible card.

The paint applications are fairly well done but there are a few blemishes on the figure. The most notable ones are found on his shirt (yellow clasps and yellow trim). Other than those two blemishes, nothing else is too noticeable. The colors on the figure pop in general and this makes Robin an eye-catching addition to any collector’s shelf.

I love this figure. He’s a great representation of one of my favorite DC characters. If you’re a fan of Robin, Damian Wayne, or Batman in general, grab this figure.

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Spin Master Bat Cycles

A comparison of two versions of the same vehicle.

Spin Master released an awesome four inch Batman Batcycle set. Part of the Creature Chaos series in the Caped Crusader line, the set featured an exclusive Batman figure and a Clayface figure. There are still a few of these sets left in the wild at brick-and-mortar stores, many of which I’ve seen on clearance, so if you don’t have this set yet, take a chance at a few retailers before ordering it on the web.

I managed to find the Batman vs. Clayface set on clearance at a local Target and scooped it up. About one week later, I managed to snag Spin Master’s 2021 Target Exclusive release of the same bike featuring the Caped Crusader line’s original Joker and an exclusive Batman figure. I picked it up on sale. Both sets feature the same bike with a different paint scheme. Despite this, both bikes are worth picking up as they both look wonderful and the exclusive figures look great as well.

The standout figure in this set is the Batman that comes with Clayface. It features an amazing sculpt and Batman’s mask covers his entire face. The dark colors of the figure set him apart from the rest of Spin Master’s brightly colored line and the fully covered face adds a bit of sinister mystery to the figure and the line as a whole. A close second is the Target Exclusive Batman with a more traditional blue look with silver applications and a bright yellow utility belt.

The villains look wonderful as well. I was glad to see the traditional Joker figure in the Target set. I missed him in the original release. Clayface looks awesome and is the second largest figure in the line. Only Bane appears to be larger so far. Both villains are a great addition to anybody’s collection.

If there’s any drawback with these sets, it’s the fact that the claw accessories that are included are pretty lame. If you’ve read any of my other reviews of Spin Master toys, you know that I’m not a fan of most of the included accessories, but I realize that kids will probably love them. They’ll definitely love the bikes and adult collectors will fall for the figures.

Thanks for reading my brief review of both of these sets. The bikes are the exact same molds with different paint, but the figures are what make these sets worth picking up. Let me know what you think about these sets in the comments section!

DC Comics Cover Art: 350 Of The Greatest Covers In DC’s History

Before You Get To The Story…..

Without a great cover to draw you in, books will simply sit on shelves unread. If the cover works, however, great stories can be discovered and shared with others. This book, DC Cover Art: 350 Of The Greatest Covers In DC’s History, celebrates the nearly one hundred years of DC Comics covers that have drawn in readers of all ages to enjoy the adventures of a mighty stable of interesting characters. The holy trinity is obviously well represented, as works featuring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are well represented. It’s the other covers, those of the less popular characters that aren’t as well known by the general public, that really shine in this book.

We get to look at iconic covers featuring Swamp Thing, The Phantom Stranger, Sandman, Johnny Thunder, and other wonderful characters. Each cover is given a brief description, sometimes focusing on the artist, sometimes the character, or another tidbit of historical information. Nick Jones, who compiled this collection of covers, does a wonderful job of giving readers just enough information to drive them to learn more about each artist, cover, and character. In fact, Jones does a great job of making me want to hit the local comic book shop to find a few of these covers.

Booster Gold #32 (2010) by Kevin Maguire.

The eighty-plus years of DC Comics are broken down into five ages: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Steel, and Modern. Within each age there is a focus on certain artists who are given short biographies. Some of the many talented artists included in the book are Alex Ross, George Perez, Amanda Conner, Joe Shuster, Jenny Frison, Neal Adams, and Creig Flessel. I’m a massive fan of many of these artists, especially Perez and Ross, and love looking at their brilliant covers.

The iconic The New Teen Titans #1 cover by George Perez, one of my favorite artists.

Ultimately this is a coffee table styled book that one can leaf through at their leisure. It contains an amazing amount of historical information about DC Comics and the artists that brought so many of their characters to life, but it works just as well as a picture book. I’m amazed at the varied styles that each artist brings to the covers of DC Comics. It’s also fun to compare the different styles of the artists, especially from the Golden Age and the Modern Age.

Lois Lane #1 (2019 variant cover) by Jenny Frison.

Fans of DC Comics will definitely appreciate this collection, but those that appreciate art in general will love it as well. There’s a cover for everyone in this book (actually, quite a few covers), and I can’t wait to see which covers from future DC Comics will be added to this collection in the coming decades.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this review. Thank you for taking the time to check it out. Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite artist or cover. This book covers a number of brilliant artists, too many to list here, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you get the chance!

Note: This review is an enhanced and expanded review that I originally posted on Amazon. I’ve added a few more sentences and paragraphs and photos as well.