13 COVERS: A SHELDON MOLDOFF Birthday Celebration

The artist who defined wacky Batman was born 101 years ago…

I look forward to the late Sheldon Moldoff’s birthday every year because it’s a rare opportunity to really soak up that late-’50s/early-’60s insane Batman vibe.

Moldoff — who was born 101 years ago on April 14, 1920 — doesn’t get much of a break from Batfans, but damn, how fun are these 13 COVERS from Detective Comics?

Damn fun, I say.


— 13 COVERS: A SHELDON MOLDOFF Birthday Celebration — 2020 Edition. Click here.

— 13 COVERS: A SHELDON MOLDOFF Birthday Celebration — 2019 Edition. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. The amazing thing to me about Moldoff is that he most famously worked in this “Bob Kane” style and is best remembered for it…but he was a MUCH better illustrator than these covers would leave you to believe. Yes, they are fun and charming, but Moldoff’s Hawkman work is some of the BEST art All-American/DC had in the Golden Age, and is keeping pace with the fine art being printed at Quality. It’s breathtaking.

    I got to meet him at a convention, and he was a nice, humble, unassuming man with no ego. A very pleasant experience.

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  2. Shelly started his career drawing in the style of Alex Raymond. Unfortunately he got blackballed and in order to support him self he Took a job ghosting without credit Bob Kane on Batman.

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