Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades


Detective Comics (1940’s)


Detective Comics 1940
Detective Comics 1941
Detective Comics 1942
Detective Comics 1943
Detective Comics 1944
Detective Comics 1945
Detective Comics 1946
Detective Comics 1947
Detective Comics 1948
Detective Comics 1949

My Overall Pick
Detective Comics #69. This cover has popped up routinely whenever someone references the Joker or is doing any documentary on Batman lore. A striking image with a gigantic Joker poised to take out the Dynamic Duo gets even quirkier when you notice that the Joker is emerging from a Genie’s lamp.


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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