The 100 Best Comic Book Covers of the 1950s

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Vote up all of your favorite comic book covers from the 1950s.

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 1950's were crammed full with wartime imagery, wonky takes on classic characters, and speech bubbles.

The '50s were a transitionary period in comic history, with America evolving it's classic heroes into the more hokey gee-whiz type (which would eventually fade away), creating more spin off titles (Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and many others got their own titles), and war comics became hugely popular, but some great covers (and plenty of not-so-great) were spawned in this decade. What are the best comic book covers from the '50s?

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 1950s on this list all do just that. Cast your votes for the greatest comic book covers of the '50s – those covers that had you captivated before you even turned a page.
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