Great Batman Artists #18: Paul Pope

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.