13 SPLASH PAGES: A MARSHALL ROGERS Birthday Celebration

Honoring one of the all-time greats…

Writing a lengthy preamble about my thoughts on Marshall Rogers is pretty pointless at the stage of the game. Other than Neal Adams, he’s probably the comics artist I’ve written the most about over the years, particularly when it comes to Batman illustrators.

Rogers, who died in 2007 at the age of 57, was born 72 years ago on Jan. 22, 1950. For this year’s birthday celebration, I’ve decided to do something we’ve never done — 13 SPLASH PAGES, all culled from his ’70s salad days in Gotham, a fictional city he drew better than anyone who’s ever lived. (In my not-so-humble opinion. But it makes sense, given he studied architecture.)

So dig these 13 SPLASH PAGES by one of the all-time greats — mostly inked by Terry Austin:

Detective #475

Detective #474

Detective #472

Detective #481. (Rogers inks too.)

DC Special #15. (Rogers inks too.)

Detective #468

Detective #471

Detective #475. Not a splash page but close enough. Because, man.

Detective #471

Detective #479

Detective #473

Detective #478

Detective #476

MORE

— Dig This Fabulous Original MARSHALL ROGERS BATMAN Art. Click here.

— INSIDE THE BATMAN: The STEVE ENGLEHART INTERVIEWS. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. For me, that run’s portrayal of the Dynamic Duo is the quintessential take.

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  2. That last page always puzzles me. What is the white part supposed to be?

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  3. Marshall Roger’s beautiful city scape turn Gotham into a character,
    No one drew a more breath takingly beautiful Silver St Cloud like him.
    I treasure my copy of his inked rendition of Silver sitting by his drawing table with Batman peering outside tut window.

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  4. Being an architecture student made Rogers the perfect artist for drawing a realistic, but still very moody Gotham. I don’t think any Batman artist (including Neal Adams) ever drew Batman’s cape better.

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