Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 1992 & Daredevil 1991

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 Legends of the Dark Knight 1991 and Daredevil 1990. 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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7 thoughts on “Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 1992 & Daredevil 1991

  1. I really like Daredevil # 299. The first thing I noticed was New York in flames. This is something a hero like Daredevil can’t handle: Reed Richards could invent something to stop the fire, Ororo could cause a huge storm, but what would Matt Murdock do in a situation like this? This cover raises a question whose answer is unpredictable, and I could give it the gold medal for this reason alone.
    The second question this cover raises is: Who set fire on New York? When something negative happens in that city, you instantly think “The Kingpin is New York’s criminal mastermind, so he must be involved in it”… but in this case he’s innocent, because he’s looking at that fire with an upset glance. The Kingpin’s facial expression is another huge plus of this cover: he usually is very calm and self – confident, so the choice of depicting him with such an agitated facial expression helps building an even more shocking atmosphere.
    Special mention for Daredevil # 296, because, as you will have noticed, once again we have a marvellous tribute to Antonio Del Pollaiolo. As you probably remember, I had already analysed his influence in modern comics in a previous Retroactive feature: https://thegothamrogue.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/retroactive-the-flash-1963-uncanny-x-men-1967/#comments.
    As for Bruce, my favorite Bat – cover is LOTDK # 27, because of the detailed background.
    LTDK Annual # 2 got really close to the gold medal, but it shows a fake death, so I couldn’t give it the first prize.

    • “The Kingpin’s facial expression is another huge plus of this cover: he usually is very calm and self – confident, so the choice of depicting him with such an agitated facial expression helps building an even more shocking atmosphere.”
      I’m right there with you on this cover. A brilliant choice on your part in a year that was very difficult for me to pick just one. My other top picks are #288 (the ominous image of the Kingpin and Bullseye hanging out, Daredevil’s mask impaled on the sai, a look of glee on the villain’s face, and the perfect use of colouring and atmosphere) as well as Annual #7 (it’s Mike Mignola doing Daredevil, how can I not love it?)

      “As for Bruce, my favorite Bat – cover is LOTDK # 27, because of the detailed background.”
      My runner-ups would have to be #28 (a simple yet effective Two-Face cover) and #31 (Batman leaping off the ledge, a swarm of Bats encircling him, pitch perfect colouring and shadows to back it all up)

      Thanks, as always, for providing your selections!

  2. Really enjoying seeing these LODK covers again, they are brilliant! For this instalment I choose LODK #32 with Batman perched on the edge of a building, as the bats swarm into the sky around him. A stunning image of the Dark Knight, like how dark and gothic this cover is.

    Daredevil #295 jumped out at might right away, DD & Ghost Rider!! Sure they have teamed up before, but this is the first time I think I’ve ever seen them on a cover like this, love it! What an exciting cover!

    • “A stunning image of the Dark Knight, like how dark and gothic this cover is.”
      Yes this cover is great and worthy of my 2nd place award though I think you actually mean #31, though #32 with Batman drenched in shadows, a hand brandishing a blade, and the terrific background is a worthy choice as well.

      “Daredevil #295 jumped out at might right away, DD & Ghost Rider!!”
      You could say that this cover blazes a new trail! 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your choices. It is much appreciated.

      • Yes, that’s right, great LODK cover. That DD cover was really good as well, I like the darker tone of the covers for these titles, they really stand out, and feature some excellent art. Been enjoying the DD & LODK Retroactive so much 😀

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