Retroactive: Teen Titans 1969 & Ultimate Spider-Man 2003


In Retroactive I’ll take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past covering all the covers for a particular series. Each entry will cover an entire year and I’ll always have one comic from DC and one comic from Marvel. At the end of each edition of Retroactive I’ll select my overall favourite cover for that year for each series. Last time on Retroactive we covered Teen Titans 1968 and Ultimate Spider-Man 2002. If you need a refresher, just click HERE. Below you’ll find the two series that I’m currently covering. Click on that specific logo to be instantly taken directly to that series. The last section is reserved for my Top Picks from each year. Click the logo or travel to the fourth page to view them.

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Teen Titans 1969
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Ultimate Spider-Man 2003
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My Favourite Covers
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3 thoughts on “Retroactive: Teen Titans 1969 & Ultimate Spider-Man 2003

  1. USM # 37 was a no brainer choice for me. Venom + big muscles + detailed background + perspective from on high: need I to say more? : )
    Choosing the best Teen Titans cover was a much harder task. I’m a big fan of Hawk & Dove, so, when I saw TT # 21, I instantly thought “This is the one”… but then I saw TT # 24, and I started wavering between these 2 covers. At the end I decided to pick TT # 24.
    The first detail that caught my attention was that masked man holding a shotgun. Usually the Teen Titans have to face much powerful enemies, so you may think he won’t be a tough nut to crack for them… but then you look all around him, and you realize that he has already defeated all of them. That raises a lot of questions: how did he make it? Will he end their lives with that shotgun while they’re unconscious? Which deus ex machina could save them?
    The gorgeously coloured sky behind the villain definitely is the icing on the cake, and makes me think that the Teen Titans really couldn’t have left the 60s with a better cover.

    • “USM # 37 was a no brainer choice for me. Venom + big muscles + detailed background + perspective from on high: need I to say more?”
      My runner-up would go to #48 (an odd angle, a stunning moon, and the illusion that Spidey is going to reach off the cover and into your living room) while 3rd Place is awarded to #34’s creepy visual.

      “The first detail that caught my attention was that masked man holding a shotgun.”
      I’ve seen it all: an evil masked skier takes out the entire Titans crew? What is his origin? Was he ever seen again? A looming mystery for me personally. For me, my runner-up goes to #19’s moody cover with 3rd going to #22’s tug-of-war.

      “The gorgeously coloured sky behind the villain definitely is the icing on the cake, and makes me think that the Teen Titans really couldn’t have left the 60s with a better cover.”
      I couldn’t of thought of a better way to say just that. Thanks for sharing your selections and providing your commentary. 🙂

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