Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades


Detective Comics (1950’s)


Detective Comics 1950
Detective Comics 1951
Detective Comics 1952
Detective Comics 1953
Detective Comics 1954
Detective Comics 1955
Detective Comics 1956
Detective Comics 1957
Detective Comics 1958
Detective Comics 1959

My Overall Pick
Detective Comics #156. The charm of this cover comes from the old tradition of a father and son bonding together as they work on the family vehicle. It takes that concept and applies the Batman motif to it: the father and son are represented by the Dynamic Duo and the vehicle they’re working on is none other than the Batmobile. Behind the pair is displayed the blueprints for this amazing new model of the Batmobile that is debuting in this very issue. I love how the artist took it that extra mile by actually writing out detailed information regarding the car’s features which not only added an extra layer of realism but also wets the appetite of the reader.


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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