Retroactive: Detective Comics 1973 & Amazing Spider-Man 1997

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Detective Comics (1973)

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Detective Comics #431(January 1973)dc431

Detective Comics #432(February 1973)dc432

Detective Comics #433(March 1973)dc433

Detective Comics #434(April 1973)dc434

Detective Comics #435(June 1973)dc435

Detective Comics #436(August 1973)dc436

Detective Comics #437(November 1973)dc437

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3 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1973 & Amazing Spider-Man 1997

  1. My favorite Batman cover is Detective Comics # 431. First of all, Batman cries “Nobody leaves this magazine till a murder is solved.” Notice that he said magazine instead of room: this is a a delightful 4th wall breaking detail that would deserve the gold medal by itself. But there are a lot of other details that won my favour: a whodunit plot, a dark background, some stunning light effects (especially the Bat – signal used as a spotlight)… a really, really beautiful cover.
    As for Spidey, I pick ASM # 424. I love when a supporting character of a series appears into another comic book: Elektra is a supporting character of Daredevil, so seeing her appearing in Amazing Spider Man is something not that expected. And this should be the main purpose of a comic book writer: creating unexpected situations, even when you work on a character like Spider Man, who went through all sorts of problems.

    • “My favorite Batman cover is Detective Comics # 431.”
      Yeah, I have to admit that is one great cover and my runner up for this year. I also like the tagline “Batman’s most baffling case…this murder has been censored” Whatever does that mean I wonder? It’s also great for all the reasons you so eloquently stated, fourth-wall breaking and all!

      “And this should be the main purpose of a comic book writer: creating unexpected situations, even when you work on a character like Spider Man, who went through all sorts of problems.”
      Creating something unique and unexpected takes the effort of a very talented writer indeed. As for the cover, Spider-Man’s expression as he is holding up the ceiling/wall is priceless. Also nice tease as just by her boots and sais alone we know that it is Elektra, a testament to her design.

      Thanks, as always, for sharing your choices! 🙂

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