Sunday, September 7, 2008

Batman in the 70's


I just bought this today. Looks good, some art by Neal Adams, Alex Toth, and Marshall Rogers? Why haven't I heard of this guy Rogers before? Vedy Nize...

7 comments:

Sam Little said...

Marshall Rogers is great. The joker story with the fish is an all-time classic.

Gabe Ostley said...

I must find it!

Sam Little said...

There's a trade called Batman:Strange Apparitions that collects all the Marshall Rogers/Steve Englehart stories. Worth checking out!

Webcomic Witchfinder said...

You got there before me Sam! The Strange Apparitions stories defines Batman and the Joker for me - and I can't find a copy anywhere! I had the originals - wasn't the inker rather good too, wasn't it Terry Austin?

Gabe Ostley said...

there's always amazon, mike! that's what i'm doing. and getting their newer one called 'dark detective' too.

Robert Berry said...

Marshall Rogers worked almost exclusively with Terry Austin. He passed away last year (Marshall) and is sorely missed as he was a great early inspiration for me as an artist and one helluva nice guy.

His BATMAN and MISTER MIRACLE work with Denny O'neil and Steve Englehart is certainly his best known stuff, but he did some great DR STRANGE work at Marvel and a fantastic DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON (Misty Knight/Coleen Wing) black&white story for their magazine DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU. He and Don McGregor did an early graphic novel for Eclipse called DETECTIVES INCORPORATED and, much better, DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND (which I seem to remember it being a Tim Matheson story).

Gabe, you should definitely check out more of Marshall's work. Clean and elegant line work with great panel design and, a favorite of yours, integrated sound effects.
-Rob

Gabe Ostley said...

thanks rob! i am definitely going to check out more