The 100 Greatest Comic Book Covers of the 1980s

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You can't judge a book by its cover. Usually. Unless it's a comic book. The beauty and awesomeness of a comic book's cover is just a preview of the greatness inside. And when it comes to comic book covers, the 1980s were chock full of bright colors, shouting word bubbles, and iconic imagery. What are the best comic book covers from the 80s?

Often, you can judge a comic book by its cover, especially when the same artist is handling the interiors as well. Comic book cover art is its own specialized form of entertainment. You need to catch the eye of the reader and show some of what's going on within the book's pages, all while not giving too much away.

The 100 most awesome covers from 1980s comic books on this list all do just that. Cast your votes for the greatest comic book covers of the 80s - those covers that had you captivated before you even turned a page.
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  • 1. Batman: the Killing Joke

    Batman: the Killing Joke
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    468 votes
  • 2. Incredible Hulk #340

    Incredible Hulk #340
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    420 votes
  • 3. Uncanny X-Men #141

    Uncanny X-Men #141
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    435 votes
  • 4. The Dark Knight Returns #1

    The Dark Knight Returns #1
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    431 votes
  • 5. Web of Spider-Man #32

    Web of Spider-Man #32
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    402 votes
  • 6. Uncanny X-Men #136

    Uncanny X-Men #136
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    373 votes