Continuing my look at great Batman Artists;
Paul Pope combines elements of Japanese Manga with American Underground comics in a way like no one else does. There's a vibrancy and power to his work combined with grit that makes it really stand out. He's done the Batman character a number of times, but most notably in the incredibly confusing Batman Year 100 which I've yet to get through, but the art is great.
I love the idea of the laces on Batman's boots, the wrinkles in his costume and actually thinking through what's in that utility belt of his. A realistic take that really works.
TOMORROW: Batman gets wacky.