GREAT BATMAN ARTISTS #7: Dick Sprang

Continuing our trip through great Bat-artists


Dick Sprang is one of the legends of Batman lore.  Beginning on the character in the early 40s he took him from dark and wiry night-time avenger to a sort of Battling Batman-- one with a barrel chest and a jaw so square Dick Tracy would be jealous of it.  Sprang was influenced by the stylized work of Tracy creator Chester Gould and it was a perfect match for the nightmarish world of Batman.


Sprang's work is clean and powerful and easily

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