Retroactive: Teen Titans 1982 & Ultimate Spider-Man 2009

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Teen Titans (1982)

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The New Teen Titans #15(January 1982)ntt15________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #16(February 1982)ntt16________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #17(March 1982)ntt17________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #18(April 1982)ntt18________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #19(May 1982)ntt19________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #20(June 1982)ntt20________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #21(July 1982)ntt21________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #22(August 1982)ntt22________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #23(September 1982)ntt23________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #24(October 1982)ntt24________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #25(November 1982)ntt25________________________________________________________

The New Teen Titans #26(December 1982)ntt26________________________________________________________

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2 thoughts on “Retroactive: Teen Titans 1982 & Ultimate Spider-Man 2009

  1. I really like USM # 132.
    First of all, there’s something very unusual here: the leading character isn’t even shown, and all the attention is focused on two supporting characters, who are brutally fighting against each other.
    Secondly, the background is hugely eye – pleasing for me. Flames, an explosion from the inside of a skyscraper, a dense smoke all around the fighters, an abyss right under them… all these details help building a post – apocalyptic atmosphere, and I couldn’t ask nothing better.
    Thirdly, the colouring is exceptional. The background has been coloured by using ochre, sepia and brick red: these tones are rather infrequent for a comic book cover, and they’re combined in a masterful way.
    The other gold medal goes to Teen Titans # 26.
    First of all, the scene is set under a pouring rain: as you know, I love this artistic choice.
    Secondly, the cover artist drew the background in an extremely meticulous way: the efforts he clearly made would deserve the gold medal alone.
    Thirdly, I love the fact that the Teen Titans are in the background itself, instead of being in the foreground.
    Fourthly, this cover raises a lot of questions. Why are those children closely followed by all those police cars, as if they were dangerous criminals? How are the Teen Titans involved in this situation? And most of all, how could they fix it? You must open the book to find it out… and when a cover compels you to do that, you know you’ve got to give it the gold medal.

  2. Great cover for New Teen Titans #22 featuring Brother Blood, with all the Titans sent flying in every direction. Ultimate Spider-Man #130 is very unsettling, with Spidey sinking and drowning, this cover really plays on our fears. A great retroactive!

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