You can't judge a book by it's cover, 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 1940's were jam-packed with wacky imagery, bright colors, and speech bubbles. The '40s were one of the strangest times in comic history, with comics still carving out their identities (and many titles didn't even exist yet), but some great covers (and plenty of not-so-great) were spawned in this decade. What are the best comic book covers from the '40s?
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 comic book covers from the 1940s on this list all do just that. Cast your votes for the greatest comic book covers of the '40s – those covers that had you captivated before you even turned a page.