The Silver Age artist would have been 98…
Sheldon Moldoff — who was born April 14, 1920 — gets a bad rap among Batman fans.
He was the primary Bob Kane ghost artist during the Caped Crusader’s lowest ebb — that period from the mid ’50s to the early ’60s when Batman was as likely to fight fuchsia aliens as he was the Joker. And Robin seemed to cry a lot.
But, hey, it was what it was and all I can say is that when I was a kid, I got a lot of enjoyment from scrounging those back issues together and reading them. (And so, evidently, did Grant Morrison.)
In years past — click here and here — I’ve highlighted some of Moldoff’s wackier covers. This time, I’m narrowing the focus somewhat and spotlighting many of his enduring contributions to Batman’s history.
So here are 13 COVERS celebrating the underappreciated Sheldon Moldoff, who died in 2012:
Cover images and credits from the valuable Grand Comics Database.