13 GORGEOUS PAGES: A TERRY AUSTIN Birthday Celebration

INSIDE THE BATMAN BONUS: A spotlight on Terry Austin’s contributions to a landmark epic…

Welcome to INSIDE THE BATMAN: THE STEVE ENGLEHART INTERVIEWS, an issue-by-issue exploration of the greatest Batman story of all time — Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers’ seminal 1977 Detective Comics run. The complete story has finally been collected for the first time in hardcover — and in the way Englehart envisioned it — in Tales of the Batman: Steve Englehart. With the book newly released, the time is perfect to go back and look at the story from every conceivable angle. Each weekend this summer, we’ve delved into a single chapter of the 8-issue saga, with full commentary by Englehart himself — the most complete analysis of the landmark storyline ever published. For the INDEX of individual entries, click here.

Today we wrapped up THE STEVE ENGLEHART INTERVIEWS with an epilogue looking at the covers from the writer’s famed Detective Comics run with (mostly) penciller Marshall Rogers and inker Terry Austin. You should click here to check that out, but we also have a BONUS for you.

See, it just so happens that today is Austin’s 68th birthday, so rather than do a 13 COVERS tribute, I’ve decided to spotlight 13 PAGES from the Detective run that really emphasize what Austin brought to the epic. Inkers are often the unsung members of the creative team, but even the merest glance at these pages will show you just how integral Austin was to the process.

Far out.

Detective #471

Detective #471

Detective #472

Detective #472

Detective #473

Detective #474

Detective #474

Detective #474

Detective #475

Detective #475

Detective #476

Detective #476

Detective #476

MORE

— INSIDE THE BATMAN: THE STEVE ENGLEHART INTERVIEWS Complete INDEX. Click here.

— A Bat-Tale of TERRY AUSTIN’s Generosity. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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