It’s one last go-round for some classic DC logos and characters with DC’s new RETRO-ACTIVE mini-event, which features creators and characters from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with a series of one-shots. Each decade has been given its own, era-appropriate logo.
This past weekend at WonderCon, VP of Sales, Bob Wayne, announced RETRO-ACTIVE. Published throughout July and August 2011, these are exactly the kinds of one-shots people often associate with summer. RETRO-ACTIVE reunites classic writers and artists with classic characters Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Justice League of America, returning to the interpretations they are best known for. Each of these series will have 3 one-shots that pay homage respectively to the‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.
Superman: Martin Pasko
Wonder Woman: Dennis O’Neil
The Flash: Cary Bates
Justice League of America: Cary Bates
Green Lantern: Dennis O’Neil
Batman: Len Wein
Superman: Marv Wolfman
Wonder Woman: Roy Thomas
The Flash: William Messner-Loebs
Justice League of America: Gerry Conway
Green Lantern: Len Wein
Batman: Mike W. Barr
Superman: Louise Simonson
Wonder Woman: William Messner-Loebs
The Flash: Brian Augustyn
Justice League of America: Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Green Lantern: Ron Marz
Batman: Alan Grant
Each title in the series will feature 26 new story pages with 20 pages of classic stories, running at $4.99 a piece.
What do you think, Beatles? Are these logos era-appropriate enough?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.