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Sunday, 26 June 2016
RECOMMENDED READING: TALES OF THE BATMAN - GENE COLAN...
Here's one I picked up fairly recently. It came out in
2011 (so it's not a new release) and I already own most of the
individual issues of which this book is comprised, but it's always
good to have a run of comics in one handy collected edition. It
features the early BATMAN tales drawn by legendary artist
GENE COLAN after he jumped ship from MARVEL to
rival comicbook-makers DC back in the early '80s.
I haven't read these tales since they were first published,
but so far, I've enjoyed what I've re-read. Gene was a superb
artist, but unfortunately his eyesight was very poor, and some-
times at this stage in his career, his figure-work was a little off in
places. (Take a look at Batman's left leg in the pic below - it just
doesn't look quite right.) However, instances of this kind aren't
too many in the enclosed tales, and there are great visuals
on offer between the covers of this hardback tome.
It shouldn't be difficult to track down a copy, so if you
have a bit of spare cash, begin the process right away. Now
you'll have to excuse me - I want to get back to reading my
own valiant volume of these 14 dynamic Dark Knight
Detective doozies. Sometimes life is just so good!
And hey - who else prefers that DC emblem on the
cover to the current one? It surely can't be just me?
Posted by Kid at Sunday, June 26, 2016