Retroactive Special Edition: Detective Comics Through The Decades


Detective Comics (2000’s)


Detective Comics 2000
Detective Comics 2001
Detective Comics 2002
Detective Comics 2003
Detective Comics 2004
Detective Comics 2005
Detective Comics 2006
Detective Comics 2007
Detective Comics 2008
Detective Comics 2009

My Overall Pick

Detective Comics #791This cover stood out due to several factors, the leading one being the emotional factor. Batman once described Leslie Thompkins as: “She found me and she took care of me…taught me how to survive. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for her.” On this cover we see Leslie console that sad and lonely younger Bruce Wayne in her office at the East Side Clinic. This entire scene is coloured in various shades of golden browns and yellows to really give it the appearance of an old-time photo. This is quite appropriate considering it is a flashback scene to yesteryear and we see the identity of the person reflecting upon this time though the window in the form of the huge visage of the Dark Knight himself, drenched in blue light. That Batman is thinking back to this vulnerable time and how this woman came though for him translates to us the reader that she is not only important to him but that she could potentially be in some kind of danger that he needs to avert in the present day. It is a cover that is not only beautiful, not only creative, but also tugs at our emotional heartstrings as well.


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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