Saturday, November 29, 2014

Batman, The Walking Bomb

I love this 1950 Batman cover!

Detective Comics #163, cover-dated September of 1950, features cover artwork by Win Mortimer and it is mermerizingly beautiful. Poor Batman! The posing is so uncharacteristically unheroic as a hang-dog, zombie-like Batman walks through the (yellow!) street with that bomb around his neck. The coloring is just perfect and I'm especially impressed with the shimmering halo effect around Batman's head. Win Mortimer went was a career comics artist who went on to draw many Supergirl and Legion of Super-Heroes stories in the 1960s but, for some reason, he has virtually no fan base in the world of comics. This cover is my favorite Win Mortimer drawing.

And guess what? I am right now selling this comic over on ebay! The auction ends on 12/3/2014 and you can view it right over here. Good luck in your bidding!


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