Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 2001 & Daredevil 2000

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 2000 and Daredevil 1999. 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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5 thoughts on “Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 2001 & Daredevil 2000

  1. I really like LOTDK # 142.
    First of all, instead of the same old “superhero vs villain” image, here we get a cover focused on the affair between Bruce and Selina: as you know, I’m a big fan of romantic stories, so this is the main reason why I decided to pick this cover.
    But there are a lot of other details that won me over: the detailed background (I particularly like the decorations near Selina’s left knee), the gorgeous sky (especially the moon), the awesome lighting, Batman being very muscular… yes, this cover definitely deserves the gold medal.
    As for Matt, I pick Daredevil # 11, because even in this case we get an image focused on the love interests of the main character.
    I appreciate the artistic choice of putting a gun in Echo’s left hand, because it definitely contrasts with the romantic situation depicted in this cover, and it’s also a delightfully subtle way to suggest that this character might become a dangerous presence in Matt’s life.
    I also love the angels and demons surrounding the lovers, probably suggesting that Matt is torn between loving Echo and letting her go, as if he had a shoulder devil telling him to do the first thing and a shoulder angel telling him to do exactly the opposite.

    • “But there are a lot of other details that won me over: the detailed background (I particularly like the decorations near Selina’s left knee), the gorgeous sky (especially the moon), the awesome lighting, Batman being very muscular… yes, this cover definitely deserves the gold medal.”
      LOTDK #138 definitely has a unique angle for the characters as Catwoman and Batman do the proverbial tango with Catwoman on the building’s side as Batman leans in over the edge. The chemistry between the two is sizzling. Alas, I have to give my silver medal to #145 though with that creepy image of the Joker emerging from the Lazarus Pit.

      “I also love the angels and demons surrounding the lovers, probably suggesting that Matt is torn between loving Echo and letting her go, as if he had a shoulder devil telling him to do the first thing and a shoulder angel telling him to do exactly the opposite.”
      Perfect analysis, wwayne! You really can’t go wrong picking any of these covers. My #2 cover is #10 with Echo front and centre and an almost echo-like image of Daredevil in the background. My third place award goes to #12 as I love the perspective and how the main title “echoes” down the page along with the characters.

      Thanks, as always, for sharing your selections!

  2. Wow, some great covers here. I really liked Legend of the Dark Knight #140 with Scarecrow carrying Catwoman ina Graveyard, with Batman lurking in the shadowy background. Its a very scary and disturbing cover, made all the more creepy by the graveyard setting. Daredevil Vol 2 #11 is a stunning, almost haunting cover, featuring Daredevil and Echo. The plain white background accentuates the scene further. What a great retroactive, so difficult to choose when all the covers are so good, but then that’s all part of the fun 😀

    • “Its a very scary and disturbing cover, made all the more creepy by the graveyard setting.”
      I love the added detail that Batman is perched on the tombstone of his parents as he readies himself to stop Scarecrow from apparently burying Catwoman alive.

      “Daredevil Vol 2 #11 is a stunning, almost haunting cover, featuring Daredevil and Echo. The plain white background accentuates the scene further.”
      You and wwayne are in total agreement with this one!

      Thanks for providing your choices. It is much appreciated. Here is to the week ahead! 🙂

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