Dig This Fabulous Original MARSHALL ROGERS BATMAN Art

The Darknight Detective stands tall…

Sometimes the coolest ideas come just from surfing the web.

For instance, in my recent travels I happened upon a gorgeous splash page by Marshall Rogers (inked by the great Terry Austin) from June 1986’s Secret Origins #6.

Dig this:

As you can see, I found this at the Heritage Auction website, where it sold in October for $16,250, including buyer’s premium. But, according to the site, the owner is already trying to flip it, so if you happen to have $26,500 or so in your wallet, it could be yours!

It’s a vanilla pose to be sure, but Batman’s one of the few characters who look badass just standing watch. You do not mess with that guy, and you’d pretty much have to be insane to want to. (Hence, Arkham Asylum.)

Anyway, here’s a color copy from the ish, which re-tells the Golden Age Batman’s beginnings via the typewriter of Roy Thomas.

If I had the means, I’d pick the original art up, right away quick. Alas, I don’t, so staring at my computer screen will have to do. But that’s nifty enough.

Oh, and for kicks, here’s the cover by Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez:

That’s a lotta talent there, folks.

MORE

— MARSHALL ROGERS’ Classic BATMAN AND ROBIN Painting Up for Auction. Click here.

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

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. No one ever drew better Batman’s cape better than Rogers. It felt REAL. You could feel the heft of it, and it billowing in the wind, just looking at it. Gorgeous page. I’ve always loved it.

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  2. That’s really solid vintage Batman artwork right here. You can practically feel his personality just by looking at him. 🙂

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