Retroactive: Teen Titans 1965/1966 & Ultimate Spider-Man 2000


My Favourite Covers


Okay, so our journey through the past is complete for this week but which covers reign supreme?

For Teen Titans, the crown goes to: The Brave and the Bold #60. The villainous and gigantic Separated Man has Kid Flash in his sinister grasp. Who will save our intrepid young hero? Why the Teen Titans of course, DC’s newest teenage crime fighting team! Here we have Aqualad riding on a swordfish while next to him is Robin riding on a surfboard, Wonder Girl on his shoulders as she tries to grab Kid Flash with her twirling lasso. The caption “4 teenage heroes in one blazing adventure!” is the perfect way to end this auspicious debut and sets the stage for their further stories to come.tbatb60

 For Ultimate Spider-Man, the title goes to: Ultimate Spider-Man #1. There really wasn’t much selection here as I only had two covers to choose from but that doesn’t take away from this excellent debut image. Here we have the Ultimate version of our familiar character swinging into action and getting ready to move right off the cover itself. The background is hyper-realistic and the angle employed is off-kilter and visually interesting. It may not tell us anything about what we can expect (except that Spider-Man will be featured) but it is a stunning action shot that kicks this series off in style. USM1________________________________________________________

So that’s it for this week. Agree/Disagree? Which covers are your personal favourites from this week? Comment below!

6 thoughts on “Retroactive: Teen Titans 1965/1966 & Ultimate Spider-Man 2000

  1. I really like Teen Titans # 4.
    Speedy is shooting some flaming arrows towards his teammates: this act is so question – raising that I could give this cover the gold medal for this reason alone.
    And then you give Speedy a closer look, and you realize that he’s blindfolded. This detail raises another very interesting question: who put that blindfold upon his eyes and why?
    Thirdly, I love the fact that the scene is taking place in an olympic stadium. It’s another odd detail that makes this cover even more eye – widening and enticing.
    Now that I think about it, this could be the key to the puzzle: maybe Speedy thinks he’s competing for an olympic game, and he doesn’t know that by shooting those arrows he’s putting his teammates in serious danger.
    If my prediction is right, I can’t understand why the Teen Titans aren’t shouting “Stop!” to him. Maybe they’re so panic – stricken that they didn’t realize how easily they could save their lives.
    As for Spidey, you know how much I appreciate detailed backgrounds, so I completely agree with the cover you chose.

    • Teen Titans #4 was my runner-up for the very reasons you provided. In fact, I actually came so close to picking it that I started writing the paragraph with it in mind. I switched it last moment and started over but I am happy to see its brilliance recognized by someone else. 🙂

      As for USM, no shocker here that we are the same. We did have a 50/50 chance after all…

      Thanks for sharing your selections and for your sensational analysis!

  2. Well, great Teen Titans covers here, things I will have to go for no #1 thought, a nice classic cover to start the run. I really like the cover of Ultimate Spiderman #1 as well, great image of Spidey swinging through the city.

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