Retroactive: Detective Comics 1953 & Amazing Spider-Man 1977

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 1952 and Amazing Spider-Man 1976. 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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2 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1953 & Amazing Spider-Man 1977

  1. My favorite Spidey cover definitely is ASM # 175, because Peter is shown in a very difficult situation: he must get rid of two enemies, save his own life and keep JJJ alive and smoking. It makes you think that a lot of action (and a lot of clever stage tricks) will be needed to save the day, so I, being a huge fan both of action packed comics and deus ex machinas, instantly fell in love with this cover.
    Special mention for ASM # 172, because it has a very detailed background.
    My favorite Batman’s cover definitely is Detective Comics # 191, because it has a “pulpy noir feel” I absolutely adore. A very dark background, a mobster, a pointed gun… each time I see one of these things in a comic book, my eyes shine, so a cover showing all of them instantly catches my attention.
    When Milligan was at his best, he wrote some unforgettable story arcs for the solo series of a character named the Human Target: Wikipedia says that he has been created in the 70s, so probably the Human Target appearing in Detective Comics # 201 is not the same character, but this cover reminded me of those beautiful stories, so it deserves a special mention.

    • Thanks for sharing your picks! I was fond of ASM #164 as well. Spider-Man helpless before the iconic wardrobe belonging to the one and only Kingpin.

      “When Milligan was at his best, he wrote some unforgettable story arcs for the solo series of a character named the Human Target”
      Never read the Human Target comic but I loved the TV show. It only ran for two seasons but what a glorious two seasons they were. I have the first season on DVD but the studios thought “Why bother to release the 2nd one?” as the sales on Season 1 weren’t the greatest. Now my collection sits there incomplete….

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