|Original: Detective Comics #31 (DC Comics, September 1939) by Bob Kane|
Tribute: Following Cerebus #3 (Win-Mill Productions, February 2005) by Dave Sim & Gerhard
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(from Following Cerebus #3, February 2005)
Detective Comics #31 (DC Comics, September 1939) featured just the third Batman cover ever. DC's Batman Archives edition does not identify a cover artist, though it's almost certainly Bob Kane, the original artist of the strip. It perfectly captures the early menacing atmosphere surrounding Batman. Neal Adams did his own version of this cover for Batman #227 (November 1970).