Category Archives: Retro Review

October 14

Retro Review: Adventure Comics #452 (1977) – “Dark Destiny, Deadly Dreams”

Retro Review takes a look at iconic issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Adventure Comics #452 – “Dark Destiny, Deadly Dreams” Written by David Michelinie Pencils & Inks by Jim Aparo Colours by Jerry Serpe Letters […]

August 19

Retro Review: Superman Annual #11 (1985) – “For the Man Who Has Everything”

Retro Review takes a look at iconic issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Superman Annual #11 (1985) – “For the Man Who Has Everything” Written by Alan Moore Pencils & Inks by Dave Gibbons Colours by […]

June 24

Retro Review: Batman #1 (1940) – “The Cat”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Batman #1 (1940) – “The Cat” Written by Bill Finger Art by Bob Kane Inks & Letters by Jerry Robinson Published: June 1940 […]

June 03

Retro Review: Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (1970) – “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (1970) – “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!” Written by Dennis O’Neill Pencils by Neal Adams Inks by Frank […]

April 22

Retro Review: Flash Comics #1 (1940) – “Origin of the Flash”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics books and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Flash Comics #1 (1940) – “Origin of the Flash” Written by Gardner Fox Art by Harry Lampert Published: January 1940 (DC Comics) Grade:┬áC+ […]

March 14

Retro Review: Batman #1 (1940) – “The Joker” / “The Joker Returns”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. While last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman, this year mark’s the 75th anniversary of the debut of the Dark Knight’s self-titled […]

February 25

Retro Review: Strange Adventures #180 (1965) – “I Was the Man With Animal Powers”

Retro Review takes a look at influential issues of DC Comics and measures their artistic integrity against their cultural and symbolic importance to the DC Universe and comic books in general. Strange Adventures #180 (1965) – “I Was the Man With Animal Powers” Written by Dave Wood Pencils by Carmine Infantino Inks by George Roussos […]