Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades


Detective Comics (1980’s)


Detective Comics 1980
Detective Comics 1981
Detective Comics 1982
Detective Comics 1983
Detective Comics 1984
Detective Comics 1985
Detective Comics 1986
Detective Comics 1987
Detective Comics 1988
Detective Comics 1989

My Overall Pick
Detective Comics #567. The silhouette of Batman can be distinctly made out on top of the central building, his cape flowing to one side, positioned in a classic heroic pose. He stands watch over Gotham City in a shot that has pulled back to allow us to revel in the city’s architecture. The various buildings are rendered in blacks, whites, and blues which creates a really striking image, the red and purple night sky adds to the ambience, and the Bat-Signal shines just below our hero, signifying another threat that needs his attention. This stunning image truly kicks it to the next level upon closer inspection though as we see that the buildings actually form a giant Bat Symbol which could symbolize that Batman has such an impact on this city that he is its lifeblood, intrinsically linked with its future. Overall, it is quite a sight to take in and a rather creative choice by the artist, an image that distances itself from the rest of the pack.


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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