The artist turns 62!
Trevor Von Eeden — born 62 years ago on July 24, 1959 — was one of my favorite artists in the early-to-mid ’80s, most notably because of his work on Batman Annual #8 and Green Arrow.
Funny thing is, until a recent re-read, I had totally forgotten that he’d also done a series of backups in Batman and Detective too — featuring Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman and, yes, GA.
Typically, we do a 13 COVERS salute for birthdays but I was so taken by Von Eeden’s characteristically kinetic layouts that I decided to go with 13 GREAT PAGES instead — all from that period.
One more thing: Von Eeden was the first artist to draw Batgirl as a badass. She’d been depicted as sexy or even prim in the past, but the page we’re leading off with here shows Barbara Gordon to be as intimidating as Batman, which is groovy as hell.
— 13 COVERS: A GREEN ARROW 80th Anniversary Salute. Click here.
— Dig This Obscure CATWOMAN Bronze Age House Ad — And What It Led To. Click here.