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 1943 and Amazing Spider-Man 1967. If you need a refresher, just click HERE. With that said, let’s begin:
Detective Comics (1944)
Amazing Spider-Man (1968)
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 #90. I admire the skill it took to draw those waves because making them seem so lifelike and visually interesting can be tough. Also, The Dynamic Duo’s poses are great and I love how Batman’s cape is breaking that invisible line and reaching out to almost touch the main title. For Amazing Spider-Man, the title goes to: Amazing Spider-Man #60. The use of the black background really makes the characters standout and the image of the Kingpin swinging Spider-Man around creates a captivating image that grabs the reader’s attention. I especially like how it appears that Spider-Man is going to go crashing right through his own comic’s main title. Just brilliant!
So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!