Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades

Welcome one and all to a very special edition of Retroactive in honor of my Week of Batman. What I plan to do here is take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past concerning the series that started it all for Batman: Detective Comics. Over the course of countless editions, I had previously highlighted and chosen my favourite Detective Comics covers from each year of the title’s existence. With this special edition I plan on taking those winners and determining the very best of each decade. Below you’ll find the various links to each decade. Click on that specific logo to be instantly taken to my number one choice complete with my original synopsis along with links to all the Retroactive features of that specific decade so you yourself can chime in with your selections.


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10 thoughts on “Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades

  1. Detective #476 with the Joker fish is another real big favourite of mine, really like this storyline as well, and the final battle here between Batman and the Joker is just stunning. Detective #478 featuring Clayface is a really spooky cover, with Batman finding the remains of one of Clayface’s victims. I always liked this version of Clayface best, the way he melted people into clay with a touch, it was really gruesome.

    • I agree that 476 is brilliant and creepy. I’ve never had the pleasure of reading it but it is my goal in life to eventually read every issue of Detective Comics ever produced. Quite a herculean task indeed. Thanks for sharing your favs! 🙂

      • #476 is one of my favorite issues, its brilliant. The final battle between Batman and the Joker in this issue, well its awesome! Well worth tracking down, stunning art at well 😀

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