It’s time for iFlashback! A weekly feature in which we take a look at some comics that were on sale nine years ago. Why nine years and not ten? Well because our Mondays in 2012 sync up with the Wednesdays of 2003.
So jog down memory lane with me. The date is June 25th, 2003. The number one film in the box office was the Ang Lee directed, Eric Bana starring, not as bad as people make it out to be, Hulk. These are some of the comics at your local comic book shop.
The Flash #199
By Geoff Johns, Scott Kollins, Doug Hazelwood
Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth
By Warren Ellis, John Cassaday, David Baron
X-treme X-men #27
By Chris Claremont, Igor Kordey, Scott Hanna
By Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, James Pascoe, Chris Sotomayer
Peter Parker: Spider-Man #57
By Zeb Wells, Sam Kieth
Black Panther #61
By Christopher Priest, Jim Calafiore, Norm Rapmund
The Losers #1
By Andy Diggle, Jock
By Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Tom Palmer
By Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Scott Williams
That was the week that was June 25th, 2003! Batman #616 was the highest selling book of the month. Love or hate Hush but that book sold like gangbusters. That Flash book was amazing and I remember Empire being good too. Plus a Planetary/Batman crossover and a Punisher origin story! Cool week for comics.