Because it’s INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY — and we’re in a Novick mood…
Alter Ego #183 is out Wednesday and it includes a groovy tribute by the late Denny O’Neil to Irv Novick, one of Batman’s most popular artists of the Bronze Age. (Click here to check it out.)
Now, in a weird coincidence, Tuesday happens to be International Cat Day. What does that have to do with anything? Well, the issue also includes a fab, never-published cover Novick did for 1969’s Batman #210, featuring Catwoman.
OK, so that’s a stretch. Really, I was just looking for an excuse to show this off (as if I really needed one):
The cover is a Carmine Infantino layout and the editors ultimately went with Neal Adams’ version for publication:
Now, students, compare and contrast. Always fun to see what might have been, huh?
Alter Ego #183 is out Wednesday. You can get it at your local comics shop or directly from publisher TwoMorrows. Click here.
— DENNY O’NEIL: Why IRV NOVICK and BATMAN Were an Excellent Match of Talents. Click here.
— BATMAN’s Unsung Artists to Take Center Stage in Landmark BACK ISSUE #150. Click here.