The late Bronze Age artist was born 81 years ago…
If there’s an artist who defines Batman in the mid-’70s — between the days of Adams, Novick and Giordano, and Rogers and Newton (and Novick again) — it’s the late Ernie Chan (aka Chua), who was born 81 years ago on July 27, 1940.
Picking up Batman and Detective in 1975 and ’76 meant you were likely to find Chan’s work both on covers and interiors. (Jim Aparo had a lock on The Brave and the Bold.) We’ve put the spotlight on Chan’s fine covers before but he was perhaps more adept at splash pages, where he seems to have enjoyed greater creative freedom.
So dig these 13 SPLASH PAGES, featuring some really groovy, unexpected designs:
— 13 COVERS: An ERNIE CHAN Birthday Celebration: 2020 EDITION. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: An ERNIE CHAN Birthday Celebration — 2018 EDITION. Click here.