Retroactive: Detective Comics 1950 & Amazing Spider-Man 1974

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 1949 and Amazing Spider-Man 1973. If you need a refresher, just click HERE. Below you’ll find the two series that I’m currently covering. Click on that specific logo to be instantly taken directly to that series. The last section is reserved for my Top Picks from each year. Click the logo or travel to the third page to view them.

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4 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1950 & Amazing Spider-Man 1974

  1. At the very beginning, in Batman’s comics there was nothing else to care about but Batman. Later, a lot of other things and characters started populating his world: the 4 Robins, Batgirl, Batwoman, the Joker and the other villains, Gordon and the other cops, the Bat – signal, the Bat – mobile and so on. I’m sure that Batman’s comics were great even before all these things and characters existed, but nowadays it’s impossible to imagine Gotham without them.
    With your blog and Retroactive, it’s the same thing. Even without this section, there would still be a lot of interesting articles to read, and Gotham Rogue was a great blog even before you created the Retroactive section… but now it’s impossible to imagine Gotham Rogue without Retroactive. This section is the brightest gem of your blog, exactly like Spawn is Image’s biggest success, or Spider Man is Marvel’s one.
    Of course I completely agree with the ASM cover you chose. As for Batman, my pick is Detective Comics # 165, because I’ve always loved the concept of reinventing Batman by showing him with an alternative outfit, or creating a version of Batman that belongs to a different universe. That’s why I love Owlman so much, despite my very little experience with the character.
    P.S.: Actually, Batman had 5 Robins, if you include Stephanie Brown. This would be a good question for a quiz show: “How many Robins did Batman have?” Even the most informed reader would answer 4, so it’s the classic trick question.

    • “With your blog and Retroactive, it’s the same thing. Even without this section, there would still be a lot of interesting articles to read, and Gotham Rogue was a great blog even before you created the Retroactive section… but now it’s impossible to imagine Gotham Rogue without Retroactive. This section is the brightest gem of your blog, exactly like Spawn is Image’s biggest success, or Spider Man is Marvel’s one.”
      Thank you very much for the kind words! I’m glad you like it and always await your response for your favourites. Funny enough, the section of my blog that gets the most outside hits has been the Character Spotlight features. After Marvel cast the actor for Star-Lord, my visitor rating doubled and the most popular article for everyday this week has been the Star-Lord Character Spotlight.

      “That’s why I love Owlman so much, despite my very little experience with the character.”
      I too have little experience in regards to this character. My familiarity with him only stems from his various animated appearances.

      “Actually, Batman had 5 Robins, if you include Stephanie Brown. This would be a good question for a quiz show: “How many Robins did Batman have?” Even the most informed reader would answer 4, so it’s the classic trick question.”
      Ah, Stephanie Brown…when shall she ever return?

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