Sunday, November 18, 2012

Batman Artists in Dick Tracy

Sprang! Robinson! Mr. Kane!

It was a trifle of fun to see those names in yesterday morning's installment of the Dick Tracy newspaper strip. (Of course you don't need me to tell you that Bob Kane created Batman and that Dick Sprang and Jerry Robinson were the most highly regarded Batman artists of the Golden Age.)

I'm not sure everybody realizes that Dick Tracy is now drawn by Joe Staton. For many, many years I kept expecting Mr. Staton to become the artist of Superman but it just never happened. Possibly my favorite Staton artwork of all time was his 1978 Secret Origin of Doctor Fate; spectacularly inked by Michael Netzer (then known as Michael Nasser), you can enjoy that entire story over on this website.


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