Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades


Detective Comics (1990’s)


Detective Comics 1990
Detective Comics 1991
Detective Comics 1992
Detective Comics 1993
Detective Comics 1994
Detective Comics 1995
Detective Comics 1996
Detective Comics 1997
Detective Comics 1998
Detective Comics 1999

My Overall Pick
Detective Comics #610. Batman stands in the shadows, his expression unreadable, his head hung low, cape drawn around him, reflective at what has just transpired: the Penguin is dead. This fact is cemented with the Penguin’s tombstone standing hauntingly in the back, our hero mourning his passing, the sun setting in the horizon crafting a beautifully coloured sunset as billowing clouds envelop the scene. Also paying their respects is a whole cavalcade of birds, heads also hung low, and paying their respects in a truly moving display. I absolutely love the added touch that the various members of this title’s creative team including the writer, artist, inker, colourist, and letterer all have their names featured on the various tombstones littered throughout the graveyard with Dennis O’Neil (the man who they are trying to live up to) having his monument the largest and lording over the rest, forever casting a shadow that everyone tries to get out from under. An ominous cover filled with beautiful imagery and one looming question: what happened to the Penguin?________________________________________________________


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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