GREAT BATMAN ARTISTS #2: Marshall Rogers

Marshall Rogers did a short run on Detective Comics in the 1970s written by Steve Englehart that has been called the definitive version of the character-- and I would heartily agree with it.

Taking the dynamics of Adams, the Mood of Kane and Robinson and the twisted cartoonism of Dick Sprang Rogers created a Batman that was completely his own-- and no one has come close to touching it.

While Neal Adams is often imitated, and imitated well by a number of artists, Rogers style was so unique that it's untouchable.

Batman's world should be a twisted nightmarish place-- and that's exactly what Rogers did, unlike anyone else save for one-- and we'll talk about him the day after tomorrow.

TOMORROW:  The Great Batman Artists Numero Uno.