A Man of Steel for the young, old — and in between…
Earlier this week, we showed off a run of unofficial Batman and Robin comic strips by writer/artist Jacob Edgar that hit the sweet spot for longtime (sometimes frustrated) fans of the Darknight Detective.
The response, shall we say, was very strong — and you can click here to check them out. (Seriously, they’ll make your day.)
And as I noted then, Edgar has also produced strips for the Caped Crusader’s World’s Finest partner — so, as promised, here they are:
Yep, the Man of Steel is a real softie.
Just as the Batman strips share DNA with the Bronze Age, Batman ’66, Batman: Year One, Batman ’89, Batman: The Animated Series and Gotham Central, I detect notes of the Silver Age, Superman: The Movie and Superman: The Animated Series here, which naturally is a great combo.
Edgar began these as warm-ups — his paying gigs include work at Dynamite — but he’s been posting them on Twitter as comics artists typically do. (Go follow him.)
What’s great is that he understands what’s at the core of Batman and Superman — what makes them both heroes, what makes them different, what’s made them endure for decades — and wraps them in a huge heart.
Just dig this one-panel gag:
So here’s one more sketch for good measure — with a little hope that one of these days, Jacob Edgar will get a bona fide shot at these guys.
— These BATMAN Comics Need to Be Published RIGHT NOW. Click here.
— The Best SUPERMAN Comic Never Published by DC. Click here.