Detective Comics #695

Of the hundreds of covers I worked on as an editor, this remains one of my very favorites. Rodolfo Damaggio's brilliantly imagined and executed layout is so damn creepy, and only enhanced by the typically masterful inks of Bill Sienkiewicz, with Gregory Wright's skillfully, tastefully monochromatic colors utterly perfect at somehow ramping the tension up even higher.

It looks great as a collected trade paperback too

but this is one instance where the necessarily intrusive framing element of the unifying crossover theme isn't just good marketing but may actually augment the menacing nature of the illustration.

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