Retroactive: Detective Comics 1992 & Daredevil 1967

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 1991 and Daredevil 1966. 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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8 thoughts on “Retroactive: Detective Comics 1992 & Daredevil 1967

  1. In the 90s superheroes started being drawn as excessively muscular men: I agree with many readers that sometimes this new style led to ridiculous excesses (this is perhaps the most known example: http://www.anawfulart.com/captain-america-by-rob-liefeld/), but generally speaking I like muscular superheroes very much. That’s why I give the gold medal to Detective Comics # 250.
    But the fact that Bruce is drawn as a very muscular man is not the only detail that struck me in this cover. When I looked at the background, I noticed a fairy – tale setting: a medieval knight (Saint George, I figure), a dragon, an uncivilized landscape… how did Batman and Robin get there? How will they return to the present? Is it just an illusion? Questions, questions, questions.
    As for Matt, I agree with the cover you chose. Special mention for Daredevil # 35, because of the detailed background and the contrast between warm colors (Daredevil’s costume) and cold colors (the villain’s outfit).
    P.S.: This cover, despite being published in 2012, is a good example of the 90s excessive style: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Unhinged_Vol_1_4. What do you think about it?

    • “But the fact that Bruce is drawn as a very muscular man is not the only detail that struck me in this cover. When I looked at the background, I noticed a fairy – tale setting: a medieval knight (Saint George, I figure), a dragon, an uncivilized landscape… how did Batman and Robin get there? How will they return to the present? Is it just an illusion? Questions, questions, questions.”
      It definitely harkens back to those really out there storylines from the 60s. My runner-up would be #647. I love the poses of the Dynamic Duo and the colouring/lighting used. A truly classic image.

      “As for Matt, I agree with the cover you chose.”
      Our first Daredevil cover that we are in agreement with. Don’t ask me to name the villains on the cover for I have no clue who they are though. They look familiar to you?

      “Special mention for Daredevil # 35”
      I love that tagline they used: “Daredevil Dies First!”

      “What do you think about it?”
      Not my personal cup of tea. It looks like Batman was dipping into Bane’s Venom formula… 🙂

      Thanks, as always, for sharing your choices!

      • “My runner-up would be # 647.” Mine is # 648, because of its Miller – esque feel. Bronze medal to issue # 649.
        “They look familiar to you?” Unfortunately I can’t help you, because most of them sank into oblivion long before I started reading Daredevil.
        By the way, now I know the reason why I didn’t receive X # 5.
        When the first issue of this series was announced on the Diamond Preview, it was announced as X # 1 (of 4), so, when I took out a subscription for this series, of course my LCS ordered only the first 4 issues. That’s why I didn’t receive the 5th one.
        The owner of my LCS told me that he can start ordering X again from the 9th issue on, but he can’t provide me issues # 5 – 8. I guess I’ll have to look for them on ebay.
        Luckily the first story arc ended with issue # 4, so at least my subscription wasn’t interrupted at the most awkward moment.
        To change the subject, since you’re into cosplayers, I bet you’ll really appreciate your fellow countrywoman Marie – Claude Bourbonnais: https://it-it.facebook.com/pages/Marie-Claude-Bourbonnais-CosplayGlamour-Model-Designer/197009883643826. I certainly do – and not only because of her costumes. : )
        “Thanks, as always, for sharing your choices!” Thank you as well for your reply! : )

        • “Mine is # 648, because of its Miller – esque feel.”
          And that is my bronze pick.

          “Unfortunately I can’t help you, because most of them sank into oblivion long before I started reading Daredevil.”
          Upon doing some research I can identify the duo as Mr. Hyde and King Cobra.

          “When the first issue of this series was announced on the Diamond Preview, it was announced as X # 1 (of 4), so, when I took out a subscription for this series, of course my LCS ordered only the first 4 issues. That’s why I didn’t receive the 5th one.”
          Oh no! I’m pretty lucky that my LCS just continues on when things such as these arise. They make the assumption that I want to continue on until I tell them to stop. I wish you all the best in tracking those missing gems!

          “To change the subject, since you’re into cosplayers, I bet you’ll really appreciate your fellow countrywoman Marie – Claude Bourbonnais”
          Very nice! Thanks for bringing her to my attention. I’ll have to feature her pics in the future. 🙂

  2. I had a feeling we would bothy pick Detective #651 its brilliant!. With the blood red night sky and moon, and Batman’s cape flaying out like wings! To top it all swarms of bats fly in Batman’s wake, as if disturbed by the Dark Knights presence. I really like how Batman’s cape is so integral to this cover, it makes him seem almsot inhuman!

    For Daredevil I chose #29 as it has DD cornered and his mask being pulled off, revealing his secret identity! I’m a sucker for a cover that does this sort of big reveal, its really eye catching, and rally makes you want to read the story.

    Brilliant choices for this issue of Retroactive!

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