The Breast Comic Book Covers

Comics added Jan 28, 2023 | Thematic Groupings

Breasts: Always a Popular Subject for Art

My breasts have a life of their own.
~ Jennifer Lawrence, American actress, star of The Hunger Games and X-Men: First Class

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Just as artists have sought to capture the perfect derriére throughout time, so too have they sought to render perfect female breasts. Breasts, like butts, have been a feminine symbol of beauty, desire and fertility over the ages.

Artists realize early on, however, that there’s no such thing as “perfect” female breasts. There is simply too much wonderful variety for one shape or size to be perfect. Some are buoyant. Some are perky. Some are pointy. Some are teardrop shaped. Some are like unbelievably full, ripe melons. Some are any mixture of these.

In the Golden Age of Comics (1938-1956), breasts illustrated to attract the attention of comic book readers were euphemistically called “headlights” in the vernacular of the period. These “headlights” were one reason Dr. Fredric Wertham came to believe that comics corrupted an innocent public, particularly impressionable youths. Such things turned young readers to a life of debauchery and crime! His treatise on the subject was published in 1954 as Seduction of the Innocent, and in 1955 Dr. Wertham was called to testify before Congress regarding the influence of comic books on children. These hearings promptly led to the industry-lead creation of the Comics Code Authority for comic book publishers to self-censor their own comics. Comics which were approved by the Authority proudly displayed a small badge of approval on their covers. The Authority effectively censored comics until approximately 2011, when the last holdouts of the comics publishers left the organization.

In some ways, Dr. Wertham and the Comics Code Authority did some good for the industry. To be honest, some pre-code titles argued that crime did not pay, because the bad guys were always caught, but at the same time these very same comics taught readers how to strategize and plan those crimes – and where the strategy and planning went wrong. Some juvenile readers unfortunately did in fact use the strategies and instructions found in such comics to commit similar crimes, omitting the blunders which lead to the capture of the criminals in the comic. Which, of course, strengthened Dr. Wertham’s argument.

Since the demise of the CCA, the industry has seen a marked increase in sexualized representations of female characters, as well as a significant rise of horror titles. Zenescope and other independent publishers now offer comics featuring nearly-nude zombies, seductive werewolves, voluptuous vampires, girl-next-door serial killers and other supernatural villains. Breasts and butts – otherwise known as T&A (slang for tits & ass) in the early 1990s about the time the CCA’s purpose began to erode – have since become prominent features in female characters which appear in these books, as well as mainstream characters such as Supergirl, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Black Cat, Mary Jane and others.

Breasts are highlighted in a variety of ways. They are, literally, drawn with light reflecting from them to show their shape, mass and alignment. Like a car’s tires, some are toed in, or point inward toward one another, and some are toed out, or point outward from the chest. The cover scene may be manipulated to unnecessarily reveal a heroine’s, villain’s or victim’s breast (or breasts) to the viewer. In addition, some breasts are made more provocative by the suggestion (or clear representation) of nipples by shape or shadow, hidden beneath whatever uniform or clothing obscures them: perhaps a bikini top made of chain mail; a latex or leather, form-fitting costume; an athletic shirt (aka the infamous “wife beater”); to name only a few common types.

Modern masters of the breast include: Adam Hughes, Amanda Conner, Jamie Tyndall, J. Scott Campbell and others.

Batman (Vol 3) #132 (Nathan Szerdy Trade Dress Variant) – April 2023

Batman (Vol 3) #132 (Nathan Szerdy Trade Dress Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Virgin Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Virgin Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Trade Dress Variant) – April 2023

Amazing Spiderman (Vol 6) #20 (Ariel Diaz Trade Dress Variant) – April 2023

Belle: Deep Freeze #1 (Paul Green Sweeties! Cereal Cosplay Variant) – December 2022

Belle: Deep Freeze #1 (Paul Green Sweeties! Cereal Cosplay Variant) – December 2022

Batman (Vol 3) #127 (In-Hyuk Lee Minimal Trade Dress Variant) – November 2022

Batman (Vol 3) #127 (In-Hyuk Lee Minimal Trade Dress Variant) – November 2022

Vampirella Versus Red Sonja #1 (Joseph Michael Linsner Virgin Variant) – November 2022

Vampirella Versus Red Sonja #1 (Joseph Michael Linsner Virgin Variant) – November 2022

Vampirella Versus Red Sonja #1 (Joseph Michael Linsner Trade Dress Variant) – November 2022

Vampirella Versus Red Sonja #1 (Joseph Michael Linsner Trade Dress Variant) – November 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #66 (Paul Green Sweeties! Cereal Cosplay Showcase Variant) – November 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #66 (Paul Green Sweeties! Cereal Cosplay Showcase Variant) – November 2022

Unbreakable Red Sonja #1 (Tiago Da Silva Virgin Variant) – October 2022

Unbreakable Red Sonja #1 (Tiago Da Silva Virgin Variant) – October 2022

DC vs Vampires #8 (Nathan Szerdy Batgirl Variant) – October 2022

DC vs Vampires #8 (Nathan Szerdy Batgirl Variant) – October 2022

Immortal Red Sonja #6 (Tiago Da Silva Waterfall Virgin Variant) – September 2022

Immortal Red Sonja #6 (Tiago Da Silva Waterfall Virgin Variant) – September 2022

Batman (Vol 3) #125 (Warren Louw Trade Dress Variant) – September 2022

Batman (Vol 3) #125 (Warren Louw Trade Dress Variant) – September 2022

Catwoman (Vol 5) #45 (Jenny Frison Variant) – September 2022

Catwoman (Vol 5) #45 (Jenny Frison Variant) – September 2022

Robyn Hood: Baba Yaga #1 (Paul Green Mummy Hunny Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – September 2022

Robyn Hood: Baba Yaga #1 (Paul Green Mummy Hunny Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – September 2022

Robyn Hood: Baba Yaga #1 (Paul Green Mummy Hunny Cereal Cosplay Variant) – September 2022

Robyn Hood: Baba Yaga #1 (Paul Green Mummy Hunny Cereal Cosplay Variant) – September 2022

Harley Quinn: 30th Anniversary Special #1 (Shannon Maer Trade Dress Variant) – September 2022

Harley Quinn: 30th Anniversary Special #1 (Shannon Maer Trade Dress Variant) – September 2022

Love Everlasting #1 (Clay Mann Variant) – August 2022

Love Everlasting #1 (Clay Mann Variant) – August 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2022 (Paul Green Frutey Cutey Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – August 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2022 (Paul Green Frutey Cutey Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – August 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2022 (Paul Green Frutey Cutey Cereal Cosplay Variant) – August 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2022 (Paul Green Frutey Cutey Cereal Cosplay Variant) – August 2022

Harley Quinn (Vol 4) #16 (Sozomaika SDCC San Diego Comic Con Foil Variant) – August 2022

Harley Quinn (Vol 4) #16 (Sozomaika SDCC San Diego Comic Con Foil Variant) – August 2022

Harley Quinn (Vol 4) #16 (Sozomaika Virgin Variant) – August 2022

Harley Quinn (Vol 4) #16 (Sozomaika Virgin Variant) – August 2022

Harley Quinn (Vol 4) #16 (Sozomaika Trade Dress Variant) – August 2022

Harley Quinn (Vol 4) #16 (Sozomaika Trade Dress Variant) – August 2022

Poison Ivy #1 (Will Jack Foil Virgin Variant) – August 2022

Poison Ivy #1 (Will Jack Foil Virgin Variant) – August 2022

Poison Ivy #1 (Will Jack Trade Dress Variant) – August 2022

Poison Ivy #1 (Will Jack Trade Dress Variant) – August 2022

Catwoman (Vol 5) #44 (Jenny Frison Variant) – August 2022

Catwoman (Vol 5) #44 (Jenny Frison Variant) – August 2022

New Mutants (Vol 4) #25 (Stanley Artgerm Lau Virgin Variant) – July 2022

New Mutants (Vol 4) #25 (Stanley Artgerm Lau Virgin Variant) – July 2022

New Mutants (Vol 4) #25 (Stanley Artgerm Lau Trade Dress Variant) – July 2022

New Mutants (Vol 4) #25 (Stanley Artgerm Lau Trade Dress Variant) – July 2022

Lady Death: Necrotic Genesis #1 (Marat Mychaels Harley Death Standard Variant) – July 2022

Lady Death: Necrotic Genesis #1 (Marat Mychaels Harley Death Standard Variant) – July 2022

Lady Death: Necrotic Genesis #1 (Marat Mychaels Harley Death Metallic Variant) – July 2022

Lady Death: Necrotic Genesis #1 (Marat Mychaels Harley Death Metallic Variant) – July 2022

Lady Death: Necrotic Genesis #1 (Marat Mychaels Harley Death Foil Variant) – July 2022

Lady Death: Necrotic Genesis #1 (Marat Mychaels Harley Death Foil Variant) – July 2022

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Madness of Wonderland #2 (Mike Krome Selfie Variant) – March 2013

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Madness of Wonderland #2 (Mike Krome Selfie Variant) – March 2013

Red Sonja (Vol 9) #10 (Tiago Da Silva Virgin Waterfall Variant) – June 2022

Red Sonja (Vol 9) #10 (Tiago Da Silva Virgin Waterfall Variant) – June 2022

Justice League (Vol 4) #75 (Will Jack Trade Dress Variant) – June 2022

Justice League (Vol 4) #75 (Will Jack Trade Dress Variant) – June 2022

Justice League (Vol 4) #75 (Will Jack Minimal Trade Dress Variant) – June 2022

Justice League (Vol 4) #75 (Will Jack Minimal Trade Dress Variant) – June 2022

John Carter of Mars #3 (Nathan Szerdy Virgin Variant) – June 2022

John Carter of Mars #3 (Nathan Szerdy Virgin Variant) – June 2022

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #1 (Nathan Szerdy Minimal Dress Variant) – May 2022

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #1 (Nathan Szerdy Minimal Dress Variant) – May 2022

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #1 (Nathan Szerdy Trade Dress Variant) – May 2022

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #1 (Nathan Szerdy Trade Dress Variant) – May 2022

Draculina #4 (Collette Turner Variant) – May 2022

Draculina #4 (Collette Turner Variant) – May 2022

Red Room: Trigger Warnings #2 (Ed Piskor Incentive Variant) – April 2022

Red Room: Trigger Warnings #2 (Ed Piskor Incentive Variant) – April 2022

John Carter of Mars #1 (Guillem March Virgin Variant) – April 2022

John Carter of Mars #1 (Guillem March Virgin Variant) – April 2022

Detective Comics #1050 (Will Jack Minimal Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Detective Comics #1050 (Will Jack Minimal Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Detective Comics #1050 (Will Jack Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Detective Comics #1050 (Will Jack Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Lady Death : Cataclysmic Majesty #2 (David Finch & Ceci de la Cruz Premium Foil Variant) – March 2022

Lady Death : Cataclysmic Majesty #2 (David Finch & Ceci de la Cruz Premium Foil Variant) – March 2022

Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1 (J Scott Campbell Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1 (J Scott Campbell Trade Dress Variant) – March 2022

Red Sonja: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Virgin Variant) – February 2022

Red Sonja: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Virgin Variant) – February 2022

Red Sonja: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Black-and-White Virgin Variant) – February 2022

Red Sonja: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Black-and-White Virgin Variant) – February 2022

Red Sonja: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Trade Dress Variant) – February 2022

Red Sonja: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Trade Dress Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Trade Dress Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Trade Dress Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Jamie Tyndall Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Jamie Tyndall Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Line Art Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Line Art Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Virgin Variant) – February 2022

Vampirella: Valentine’s Day Special 2022 (Sozomaika Virgin Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Peanut Butter Creature Crunch Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Peanut Butter Creature Crunch Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Cocoa Nice Crispies Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Cocoa Nice Crispies Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Chocolate Frosted Frights Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Chocolate Frosted Frights Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Berry Gretel’s Charms Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Berry Gretel’s Charms Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Frosted Nut Heroes Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Robyn Hood: Shadows of the Past #1 (Paul Green Frosted Nut Heroes Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – February 2022

Dejah Thoris vs John Carter of Mars #6 (Nathan Szerdy Virgin Variant) – January 2022

Dejah Thoris vs John Carter of Mars #6 (Nathan Szerdy Virgin Variant) – January 2022

Red Sonja (Vol 9) #5 (Ken Haeser TMNT Homage Variant) – January 2022

Red Sonja (Vol 9) #5 (Ken Haeser TMNT Homage Variant) – January 2022

Lady Death: Cataclysmic Majesty #1 (Dan Mendoza Hope vs Evil Standoff Variant) – January 2022

Lady Death: Cataclysmic Majesty #1 (Dan Mendoza Hope vs Evil Standoff Variant) – January 2022

Lady Death: Cataclysmic Majesty #1 (Dan Mendoza Hope vs Evil Ooops! Variant) – January 2022

Lady Death: Cataclysmic Majesty #1 (Dan Mendoza Hope vs Evil Ooops! Variant) – January 2022

Lady Death: Cataclysmic Majesty #1 (Dan Mendoza Hope vs Evil KaBlam! Variant) – January 2022

Lady Death: Cataclysmic Majesty #1 (Dan Mendoza Hope vs Evil KaBlam! Variant) – January 2022

Totally Rad Life of Violet #1 (BooKoo Comix Naughty Variant) – May 2020

Totally Rad Life of Violet #1 (BooKoo Comix Naughty Variant) – May 2020

Totally Rad Life of Violet #1 (BooKoo Comix Nice Variant) – May 2020

Totally Rad Life of Violet #1 (BooKoo Comix Nice Variant) – May 2020

Totally Rad Life of Violet #1 (BooKoo Comix Nice Variant) – May 2020

Totally Rad Life of Violet #1 (BooKoo Comix Nice Variant) – May 2020

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends Quarterly #6 (Paul Green Camelot Crisp Cereal Cosplay Variant) – December 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends Quarterly #6 (Paul Green Camelot Crisp Cereal Cosplay Variant) – December 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends Quarterly #6 (Paul Green Camelot Crisp Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – December 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends Quarterly #6 (Paul Green Camelot Crisp Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – December 2021

Gun Honey #4 (Will Jack Virgin Variant) – December 2021

Gun Honey #4 (Will Jack Virgin Variant) – December 2021

Grimm Spotlight: Cinderella vs Zombies (Paul Green Franken Child Cereal Cosplay Variant) – November 2021

Grimm Spotlight: Cinderella vs Zombies (Paul Green Franken Child Cereal Cosplay Variant) – November 2021

Grimm Spotlight: Cinderella vs Zombies (Paul Green Franken Child Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – November 2021

Grimm Spotlight: Cinderella vs Zombies (Paul Green Franken Child Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Variant) – November 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #52 (Paul Green Van Chocula Cereal Z-Rated Variant) – October 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #52 (Paul Green Van Chocula Cereal Z-Rated Variant) – October 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #52 (Paul Green Van Chocula Cereal Variant) – October 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #52 (Paul Green Van Chocula Cereal Variant) – October 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #51 (Paul Green Voodoo Berry Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Showcase Variant) – September 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #51 (Paul Green Voodoo Berry Cereal Cosplay Z-Rated Showcase Variant) – September 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #51 (Paul Green Voodoo Berry Cereal Variant) – September 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #51 (Paul Green Voodoo Berry Cereal Variant) – September 2021

Invincible Red Sonja #4 (Lobos Virgin Variant) – September 2021

Invincible Red Sonja #4 (Lobos Virgin Variant) – September 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #50 (Paul Green Poison Apple Snacks Cereal Z-Rated Variant) – August 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #50 (Paul Green Poison Apple Snacks Cereal Z-Rated Variant) – August 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #50 (Paul Green Poison Apple Snacks Cereal Variant) – August 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #50 (Paul Green Poison Apple Snacks Cereal Variant) – August 2021

Belle: Dragon Clan #1 (2021 National Comic Book Day Variant) – August 2021

Belle: Dragon Clan #1 (2021 National Comic Book Day Variant) – August 2021

Vampirella (Vol 9) #1 (Alex Ross 2021 Free Comic Book Day [FCBD] Variant) – August 2021

Vampirella (Vol 9) #1 (Alex Ross 2021 Free Comic Book Day [FCBD] Variant) – August 2021

Invincible Red Sonja #4 (Nathan Szerdy NYCC Anime Virgin Variant) – August 2021

Invincible Red Sonja #4 (Nathan Szerdy NYCC Anime Virgin Variant) – August 2021

Merc Magazine: Miss Meow #2 (Karl Liversidge Special Kickstarter Collectors Edition) – July 2021

Merc Magazine: Miss Meow #2 (Karl Liversidge Special Kickstarter Collectors Edition) – July 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #49 (Paul Green Flirty Rebels Cereal Z-Rated Variant) – July 2021

Grimm Fairy Tales (Vol 2) #49 (Paul Green Flirty Rebels Cereal Z-Rated Variant) – July 2021

Sweet Paprika #1 (Mike Krome “Nice” Virgin Variant) – July 2021

Sweet Paprika #1 (Mike Krome “Nice” Virgin Variant) – July 2021

Sweet Paprika #1 (Mike Krome “Naughty” Virgin Variant) – July 2021

Sweet Paprika #1 (Mike Krome “Naughty” Virgin Variant) – July 2021

Red Sonja: Black White Red #1 (Jamie Tyndall Virgin Wraparound Variant) –  July 2021

Red Sonja: Black White Red #1 (Jamie Tyndall Virgin Wraparound Variant) – July 2021

Red Sonja: Black White Red #1 (Jamie Tyndall Trade Dress Wraparound Variant) –  July 2021

Red Sonja: Black White Red #1 (Jamie Tyndall Trade Dress Wraparound Variant) – July 2021

Dejah Thoris vs John Carter of Mars #1 (Jamie Tyndall Wrap Virgin Variant) – July 2021

Dejah Thoris vs John Carter of Mars #1 (Jamie Tyndall Wrap Virgin Variant) – July 2021

Dejah Thoris vs John Carter of Mars #1 (Jamie Tyndall Trade Dress Variant) – July 2021

Dejah Thoris vs John Carter of Mars #1 (Jamie Tyndall Trade Dress Variant) – July 2021