Friday Flashback: Big Years
By Troy Brownfield
We typically inject every Friday Flashback with a bit that indicates what was going on in the year associated with the particular Friday that we’re covering. It struck me today that we’ve been talking a lot this week about 1989.
Consider . . .
The Sandman started.
V for Vendetta wrapped up.
The Tim Burton/Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson Batman landed.
Alan Moore’s last issue of Miracleman hits.
The second volume of Elementals begins.
Tim Drake became Robin.
The X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants took part in “Inferno”, an event which revealed Jean Grey’s rebirth to the rest of the X-Men.
And that’s off the top of my head.
So that’s the springboard for our discussion today. We hear a lot about 1986 or 1961. We hear a lot about 1938 and 1956.
I am asking YOU . . . what are, in your estimation, the FIVE biggest years in comics, and why?
Let’s hear it, readers. Next week, our results.