In Retroactive I’ll take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past covering all the covers for a particular series. Each entry will cover an entire year and I’ll always have one comic from DC and one comic from Marvel. At the end of each edition of Retroactive I’ll select my overall favourite cover for that year for each series. Last time on Retroactive we covered Detective Comics 1940 and Amazing Spider-Man 1964. If you need a refresher, just click HERE. With that said, let’s begin:
Detective Comics (1941)
Amazing Spider-Man (1965)
Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme? For Detective Comics, the crown goes to: Detective Comics #51. I love the way Batman’s cape flows here as he swiftly attacks the criminal who was intending on murdering the helpless Robin who sure got tied up a lot on these various covers. Batman’s silhouette created by the lantern light is a real nice touch as well. For Amazing Spider-Man, the title goes to: Amazing Spider-Man #28. The use of colours and blacks on this cover is phenomenal. I especially like how the majority of Spider-Man’s body essentially bleeds into the surrounding darkness while his red webbing design stands out dramatically. Really creative cover for its’ time.
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!