Happy Friday/Titans Day Superfans!
This week, the adventure shifts between the present and the past courtesy of the Superman content from 2011’s DC Retroactive event. “What’s DC Retroactive?” you ask? Read on to find out, dear reader!
DC Retroactive launched in July 2011 and was focused on pairing new tales by classic creators that starred Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, the Justice League, Superman and Wonder Woman with classic stories from the 1970’s, '80’s and '90’s, often by the same creators.
As a new DC Universe would debut at the end of August 2011 via the conclusion of Flashpoint and the debut of The New 52, DC Retroactive served as a great highlight of what was and what had come before.
Read (while wearing your nostalgia blinders if you like):
-DC Retroactive: Superman-The '70’s #1
-DC Retroactive: Superman-The '80’s #1
-DC Retroactive: Superman-The '90’s #1
As for tie-in video content, this week is Viewer’s Choice! Want to watch Super Friends as you read the 70’s Retroactive adventures of Superman? Go for it! Check out Ruby Spears Superman (where available) as you indulge in the totally tubular 80’s tales of The Man of Tomorrow, while shredding a gnarly episode of Superman: The Animated Series as you kick it in the '90’s with Sunny D (boo to Purple Stuff!) and The Man of Steel!
Be it Superman or the other included franchises, have you read anything from DC Retroactive before?
What was your favorite tale from this week’s books?
For Viewer’s Choice, what’d you pair with each book?
There you are, present aficionados of the past. The books are in play, retro is in and nostalgia sells. Have fun!
Next week…a new era begins.