Retroactive: Detective Comics 1968 & Amazing Spider-Man 1992

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 1967 and Amazing Spider-Man 1991. 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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9 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1968 & Amazing Spider-Man 1992

  1. My favorite Batman cover is Detective Comics # 382. First of all, it has a very beautiful background, with an almost purple sunset and some skyscrapers drawn in a very detailed way.
    Secondly, it seems that Robin is teaming up with the Penguin, and this is something that instantly catches your attention.
    I also love how Batman is drawn: he looks so threatening that, if you didn’t know who he is, you really couldn’t tell if he’s a good guy or a bad one.
    As for Spidey, I pick one of my favorite Spider – issues ever, ASM # 361. I picked it also because I’m a huge fan of Carnage: at those times Marvel published some wonderful stories with him as the main villain. Perhaps it was the most glorious time ever for Spidey.

    • “Secondly, it seems that Robin is teaming up with the Penguin, and this is something that instantly catches your attention.”
      You think it’s Penguin? I’m not sure of that considering the shape of his nose… Regardless, Robin and Batman sure didn’t get along this year: we’ve got a split, Robin siding with criminals twice, Robin dead, and Batman throwing Robin to his death. What brought on this hostility? 🙂

      “I picked it also because I’m a huge fan of Carnage: at those times Marvel published some wonderful stories with him as the main villain. Perhaps it was the most glorious time ever for Spidey.”
      Wow! High praise indeed. What makes you like Carnage so much?

      • I like Carnage so much because he simply is evil at its purest form, and this makes him totally unpredictable and unmanageable for Spidey.
        When you read a comic book, you routinely find a villain who decides to commit a crime for a purpose: to rule the world, to rob a bank, to control the mob and so on. Carnage, on the contrary, commits heinous crimes for the sake of it, so you can never predict what he’s going to do, and Spidey can’t come to terms with a man like him. All he can do is putting him in jail – but it can be a really difficult task, since Carnage has also a very powerful costume. Thank you for your reply! : )

  2. Wow, a brilliant choice of covers. Really like the cover of Detective 378 as well, that’s a very striking image with Robin punching Batman. Nice cover for Amazing Spiderman 366 as well, interesting to see the Red Skull like that, with the split image reflecting the characters and the different aspects of the story!

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