- which appears to feature the tops of two buildings - as well as the somewhat circular blob with lines above it to the left, the blackened areas (those areas to the left of both the UPC box area and the dagger wielding hand) including the blackened area noting Colan & Giordano. The blackened, lined area to the right of and below the Comics Code Authority is also a stat. Please note- scans above of both the front and back of the artwork include the full image but I also scanned in sections of the cover (approximately half for each) in higher res to highlight greater detail. One final note- Detective Comics, from which DC takes its name, is the longest running continuously published comic book and, most notably, introduced Batman in 1939 with issue #27.
This is Batmans 499 appearance on a Detective Comics Cover (counting issues 32 and 34, which featured Batman in the title logo if not actually as the subject of action). About the penciller, Gene Colan.The legendary Gene Colans comic career began in 1944 during the Golden Age and he remained active until his passing in 2011. While popular for his work at Marvel Comics (on such titles as Daredevil , Iron Man , Howard the Duck and Captain America), he is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work on The Tomb of Dracula. One of the true classics of the horror comics genera, Colens unique, eerie style was a perfect match for the lord of the vampires. Fittingly, shortly after his critically acclaimed run on TOD , Colan brought his dark and somber style to another bat-inspired creature of the night, serving as DCs primary Batman artist for half a decade (from 1981 to 1986). During that time, he penciled the interiors to most issues of both Detective Comics and Batman , providing numerous covers as well. By no means a complete list, his other work includes such Marvel titles as Astonishing Tales , Captain Marvel , Doctor Strange , and Marvel Comics Presents , as well as Wonder Woman , Night Force , and Superman; Phantom Zone for DC as well as many of their War titles and their Romance comics. He also illustrated Dracula for Dark Horse (not associated with Marvels TOD) and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Colin is ranked 25th on Atlas Comics Top 100 comic artists of all time and has received numerous awards, include an Eisner, an Inkpot, two Eagle Awards (he was nominated for four more), and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005. About the inker, Dick Giordano. He is perhaps best known for his work on Batman but his contribution to comics in general cannot be overstated. He began his career at Iger Studios and soon moved to Charlton Comics (in 1952), where worked his way up to editor, bringing in new talent such as Jim Aparo and Denny ONeil (who he would later bring to DC).
In 1968, at the suggestion of Steve Ditko, Irwin Donefeld and Carmine Infantino hired Giordano. One of his first assignments was editing Ditkos creation Hawk & Dove for Showcase #75. He went on to pencil and ink numerous DC characters, including inking Neal Adams' classic run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow. He left DC for a time, drawing The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu and Dracula for Marvels black & white magazines, co-founded with Neal Adams Continuity Studios, and illustrated several other projects before returning to DC. He was also instrumental in helping to develop DCs popular Vertigo line of books and bringing in such British talent as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.After leaving DC in 1993 and continuing on in to the early 2000s Giordano illustrated a graphic adaptation of Modesty Blaise , helped launch Future Comics, illustrated several European and Australian comics featuring Lee Falks classic character the Phantom, and completed with writer Roy Thomas their Dracula comic originally began in the 1970s but left unfinished when Marvel canceled their magazine-sized monster comics line. His last published work appeared in, appropriately enough, a DC comic- Johan Hex #51, published in March 2010.
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