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 1989 and Daredevil 1964. 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.
Detective Comics 1990___________________________________________________
6 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1990 & Daredevil 1965”
I really like Detective Comics # 615. Batman is just a little spot in the background, but despite his lilliputian size he manages to catch the attention of the reader anyway, because of his body being wrapped in darkness, and also because of the yellow logo on his chest violently contrasting with the dark colours surrounding it.
Then you look under his feet, and you notice an abandoned night club. Night clubs remind me of the noir movies I love so much, so it definitely is an added touch for me.
You can also see a full moon, a gothic castle, some bats flying away from it… there are so many details that help creating a dark atmosphere in this cover that, each time I take a look at it, I notice something that had passed me by until then. A really, really beautiful cover.
As for Matt, I pick Daredevil # 11. You know how fond I am of whodunit plots, so the tagline “Who is the organizer?” convinced me to give this cover the gold medal alone.
“I really like Detective Comics # 615.”
A great selection…and the use of the word “lilliputian” is brilliant indeed. I really can’t say anymore as you described it to perfection. All I’ll add is that those white birds from my selection have found there way onto yours creating a connective tissue between the images. Special mention should be made to #611 (another Penguin cover). I love how the image of him shooting Batman is reflected in his monocle. Has the Penguin ever looked as menacing?
“You know how fond I am of whodunit plots, so the tagline “Who is the organizer?” convinced me to give this cover the gold medal alone.”
Is he friend or foe? And with a name like the Organizer, what could possibly be his power set? Questions, questions, questions! 🙂
Yes, Daredevil # 11 definitely is a very effective cover. Thank you for your compliments and for your reply! : )
I really like Detective Comics #610 as well, with Batman reflecting about the Penguin at his graveside, its a great cover. Very clever how the creative team put their names on the heasdstones. I think Daredevil #8 is a really good cover featuring Stilt Man.
Daredevil #8 was my runner-up. I love the perspective of the entire image and the shock of seeing such an immense foe. This of course was before he became the butt of jokes everywhere including Marvel’s own comics. 🙂
Ha, ha, yeah, he did a bit, still really like this cover though. I agree, great perspective with Stilt Man towering over everything.