Retroactive: Detective Comics 1975 & Amazing Spider-Man 1999

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Detective Comics (1975)

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Detective Comics #445(February 1975)dc445

Detective Comics #446(April 1975)dc446

Detective Comics #447(May 1975)dc447

Detective Comics #448(June 1975)dc448

Detective Comics #449(July 1975)dc449

Detective Comics #450(August 1975)dc450

Detective Comics #451(September 1975)dc451

Detective Comics #452(October 1975)dc452

Detective Comics #453(November 1975)dc453

Detective Comics #454(December 1975)dc454

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3 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1975 & Amazing Spider-Man 1999

  1. When a superhero has to face a single villain, the narrative pattern is quite repetitive: if the villain is a “100 % muscles, 0 % brain” character, the superhero defeats him by simply throwing some punches; if the villain is smart, the superhero defeats him by using his brain in an even smarter way.
    None of these narrative patterns can be used in Detective Comics # 449. Even if you are smart and you know how to punch, these skills can’t help you when you have to face a bunch of raging bulls. This cover makes you wonder “How could Batman fix this problem?”, so it is very effective.
    And it also reminds me of The Dark Knight Returns (because Batman rides a horse in there too), which is the icing on the cake.
    As for Spidey, I pick ASM Vol. 2 # 5. A detailed background, a brand new character, a nice tribute to Amazing Fantasy # 15… to me, it’s more than enough to give this cover the gold medal.

    • Detective Comics #449: Seeing the Dark Knight on a white steed while an army of bulls rushes him is a sight I never thought I’d see. On a side note…is this confrontation happening in front of the infamous Monarch Theatre?

      “And it also reminds me of The Dark Knight Returns (because Batman rides a horse in there too), which is the icing on the cake.”
      Ohhh…nice catch!

      “As for Spidey, I pick ASM Vol. 2 # 5. A detailed background, a brand new character, a nice tribute to Amazing Fantasy # 15… to me, it’s more than enough to give this cover the gold medal.”
      I love the way they graffitied the word Woman overtop of Man. I wonder why Spider-Man’s spider-sense is tingling though? Is she a danger? And did she fly up to catch the citizen as she isn’t swinging on a web line. Must be odd for Spider-Man seeing this scene play out instead of participating in it. Also…what is up with that super long ponytail? That’s just asking for a villain to grab hold of it.

      • “Is this confrontation happening in front of the infamous Monarch Theatre?” I don’t rule out your hypothesis.
        “That’s just asking for a villain to grab hold of it.” Yeah, that ponytail is not very comfortable.

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