Damn, this is fantastic. I want to read every word, even if it takes me all year…

Back Issue magazine never fails to inform and entertain, but for me there are just some issues that soar above the rest. Particularly those focusing on Batman, because, y’know, Batman.

Anyway, last March we revealed that Back Issue #150 would be a 100-Page Super Spectacular spotlighting the Darknight Detective’s unsung creators of the 1970s — like Irv Novick, Bob Brown and Frank Robbins, as well as superstars better known for work outside Gotham, such as Walt Simonson and Bernie Wrightson.

Well, the issue is less than two months away and we have for you a big, fat, honkin’ SNEAK PEEK that’ll give you a really good look at what’s ahead. Back Issue #150 is due March 13 and you can pre-order it here.

Meanwhile, dig this:

Wow. Wow wow wow. And I’m even quoted!

Back Issue #150 will be available at local comics shops and magazine sellers but, as noted above, you can already pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows. It runs $12.95 and is worth every giant penny in your Batcave. Click here.


— BATMAN’s Unsung Artists to Take Center Stage in Landmark BACK ISSUE #150. Click here.

— DENNY O’NEIL: Why IRV NOVICK and BATMAN Were an Excellent Match of Talents. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. It’s too bad they didn’t include Ernie Chan in this issue. He did great work on Detective and Batman in the 1970s. Maybe when the “REALLY Unsung Creators” issue comes out someday…

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  2. Wow-not only does this bring back some great memories of reading these books many moons ago, it gets me excited for my copy to arrive soon. My Back Issue subscription is one of the main reasons I frequently get excited for the mail to be delivered. Mr. Eury knocks it out of the park once again-and that is based on just the few pages you shared here. The entire magazine is going to be astonishing and it is difficult to wait for it. Thanks for wetting our appetites, Dan

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  3. I’m hoping this will show a little more respect for Frank Robbins’ artwork than the Batcave Companion did. His art was very divisive in the 70s, but nowadays it seems to have more fans.

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    • I was always a fan of Robbins’ pencils. At the time, I’m sure I didn’t realize he was a writer too. Definitely a great storyteller in my book. I really enjoyed his Invaders for Marvel.

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  4. Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?. Absolutely NO mention of Jim Aparo??? One of the very definite and superlative “Batmen of the 1970s.” For shame, people.

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    • Read more carefully. The whole point of the issue is that it spotlights pencillers who are unsung or who are not typically connected to Batman. Aparo does not fit either category. And while Giordano is connected to Batman, he only occasionally pencilled him, as opposed to inking him. If you’ll notice, Neal Adams and Marshall Rogers aren’t there either.

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