Sunday, November 23, 2014

Batman #346 - Don Newton art


Batman v1 #346, 1982 - For his first full Batman feature, Don Newton does a superlative job. Two-Face suddenly escapes prison and takes over a local halfway house. The artist employs plenty of dark, brooding shadows to create a film noir atmosphere. His layouts are varied just enough to maintain interest. Most significant is Newton's twisted portrait of Two-Face on the opening splash. Other artists in this issue include, Jim Aparo, Trevor Von Eeden and Pablo Marcos. This is number 8 of 34 Batman issues with Newton art and/or covers.
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"Half a Hero" Newton story pencils (Frank Chiaramonte inks) 18 pages = ***
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