Saturday, June 3, 2017

Batman #400 - Joe Kubert, Bernie Wrightson, John Byrne art

Batman v1 #400, 1986 - Reaching a landmark in DC Comics, this giant 400th issue boasts an introduction by Stephen King and a bevy of great artists throughout. A prison break results in the escape of multiple super-villains, which drives Batman and Robin into action. Joe Kubert is tasked with illustrating one of the chapters, but his loose, spontaneous approach seems less suited for the copper age. John Byrne's opening splash and Bernie Wrightson's single page pin-up fare better, despite their differing styles.Other artists in this issue include Arthur Adams, George Perez, Brian Bolland and more. See today's posts or more Kubert or Batman issues. See also this blog's Kubert checklist.
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"Chapter 8: The Big Sticking" Kubert story pencils and inks 4 pages = **
Wrightson pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
Byrne story pencils and inks 1 page = ***
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John Byrne
Joe Kubert
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More Wrightson posts:
House of Secrets #99
House of Mystery #181
Captain Marvel #41

More Kubert posts:
Ragman #3
Atom & Hawkman #41
Our Army at War #193

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