|Scott Mills (TV Batman)|
I like how Scott reduced Adam West's appearance to this perfect line art. You know it's Batman, you know it's Adam West, and you know it's fun.
I use to see his commissions of 70's comics and I love his appreciation of Bronze Age stuff.
His aim is true!
|Marshall Rogers (Batman)|
The art team of Rogers and Austin brought a panache and layout that hadn't been seen before. The world was still shaking over Neal Adams' romantic style of Dark Knight and Rogers/ Austin introduced a cartoon illustration style that retained all the "dark" atmosphere.
The bottom line? Comics could be comics and still work.
|Steve Rude (Batman)|
I loved his WORLD'S FINEST, a Superman & Batman story written by Dave Gibbons. It has every beat right. Luthor and Joker are pitch-perfect. Superman and Batman's relationship is varied, and the art is gorgeous.
What I find interesting is Steve's expressed desire to NOT draw Batman (or Robin or Green Lantern, it seems). I have always wanted a commission from The Dude and he posted an art sale on his site. Despite the statement regarding the Dark Knight, I asked if he would reconsider. He did and I think the piece is breath taking. The colours are perfect.
Sure enough, it became the cover to his sketch book and his calendar.
Batman sells, baby.