Retroactive: Detective Comics 1953 & Amazing Spider-Man 1977

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Amazing Spider-Man (1977)
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Amazing Spider-Man #164(January 1977)ASM164

Amazing Spider-Man #165(February 1977)ASM165

Amazing Spider-Man #166(March 1977)ASM166

Amazing Spider-Man #167(April 1977)ASM167

Amazing Spider-Man #168(May 1977)ASM168

Amazing Spider-Man #169(June 1977)ASM169

Amazing Spider-Man #170(July 1977)ASM170

Amazing Spider-Man #171(August 1977)ASM171

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #11(August 1977)ASMA11

Amazing Spider-Man #172(September 1977)ASM172

Amazing Spider-Man #173(October 1977)ASM173

Amazing Spider-Man #174(November 1977)ASM174

Amazing Spider-Man #175(December 1977)ASM175

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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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