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Jim Petersman
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 7:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I would love to read that story, especially if it were written true to form for 1976! As far as Batman, the "Batman 3D" one is the definitive JB one for me. Really great commission!
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Ari Shapiro
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 7:46pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Corner box Batman and Joker gun for the win !!  Very fun piece !
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There's a lot to like about this, but for some reason it's the Black Pather
who really grabs me.
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Bill Lancellotta
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"Which, if any, strikes Forum members as "my" Batman?"

I immediately thought of the one you so frequently draw
in the commissions - a variation of the Adams/Aparo
Batman with heavy blacks instead of the open blue, plus
no oval. You know... this guy.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 10:51pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

 JB wrote:
...Which, if any, strikes Forum members as "my" Batman?...


To me, it has to be the way you drew him in "Batman 3-D". Like Bill mentions above, it's the use of black that makes it stand out as your Batman.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 11:24pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

That Batman commission is pretty much the perfect Batman in my mind. 
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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 11:53pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The above-posted commission is a prime example of "Byrne
Batman".

And I'm really loving the new piece! So delightfully
random!
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Eric Sofer
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JB: "...a planned JSA/INVADERS miniseries..."

Aagh! Why must you torture us so? Do you pull the wings off of flies as well?* That is too tantalizing to imagine... and damn DC and Marvel anyhow for being so stiff necked and uncooperative. Because the WWII JSA and the Invaders are such current hot properties that neither company could afford to have either "tainted."

*Which would make them walks, right?
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I was just thinking yesterday that it had been awhile since a new commission was posted, and then comes this! Typically awesome!
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Marc Cheek
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planned JSA/INVADERS miniseries

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What I wouldn't give to see this JB crossover!!
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Matt Clouser
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 John Byrne wrote:
Which, if any, strikes Forum members as "my" Batman?


This ...

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Brian Hague
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I wonder if a "mustache" version of the JSA/Invaders would be possible... 

"A good man, accidentally deranged by a volatile drug, arrives from the future and sets in motion a series of tragic events that will draw the attention of heroes from across the world... From its most populous cities to its arctic wastelands... From the heights of its mountaintops to the depths of its oceans... Together, they must fight to contain the growing storm that has arisen in Europe... At a time when no one else will...!"


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"Which, if any, strikes Forum members as "my" Batman?"

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My vote goes to Batman 3D!
Wish I could see it in non-3D. The glasses kind of give me a headache after a while.
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J W Campbell
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Fascinating that JB inks the whole thing over the pencils before erasing. A great many artists lay down the lines, then erase, then fill the blacks, to avoid the eraser lifting ink from the solid areas (or, worse yet, smudging because a large area isn't 100% dry!). 

Has this never been a problem, JB, or have you found a way around it?
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Paul Go
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"Which, if any, strikes Forum members as "my" Batman?"

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I'd say both what Bill mentioned above (the "variation of the Adams/Aparo...") and the Dick Sprang-esque Batman found in Generations, Batman Captain America, and other commissions.  

One of the reasons that I've reread the Generations stories so much is because it has a mix of JB's Batmans (Batmen?) all in one. 

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planned JSA/INVADERS miniseries

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Boy, that would have been awesome.  That said, I'm glad we got Generations.  


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Casey Sager
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Great piece, love it!
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Wallace Sellars
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"Which, if any, strikes Forum members as "my" Batman?"



I'll add my voice to the growing chorus of those choosing the full black cape
and cowl version shown in a number of your commissions.

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Excellemt piece, JB!  Fantastic!!



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Vinny Valenti
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Yep - BATMAN 3D is your Batman, IMO.

It takes the Adams/Aparo Batman as the basis, but then the all-black cape and cowl with creased cape makes it unique. I don't recall any other artist doing all three.

And I LOVE that commission above. Though I have to admit that even though you didn't really care for the yellow oval version, I preferred it since I liked the rounded bat-symbol inside over the angular one.


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Brennan Voboril
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So Generations came out of a JSA-Invaders crossover that DC did not want?  That is interesting.  Can Imagine how wonderful that would have been.  Our loss.  

JB out of all of your many, many runs on titles / stories Generations is up there at the top, for me, especially the first two.  There was just something magical about seeing the characters age, and go through life's up and downs, that fed some kind of need.  The death of Supergirl, Lois getting cancer, just so much in that series, was so impactful.
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Thank you so much, JB, for an awesome commission.   Each of these characters has a special meaning to me in my own comic book reading history and I love what you've done with them.   I know this might not be a standard issue of Detective comics, but my mind boggles at the type of mystery that both Darkseid and the Joker are presenting to not only the Justice League but one that nessecitates the Black Panther as well. Totally would rather read this than whats in current comics. A series done by you set in the late 70s/early 80s combining certian DC and Marvel characters of that era would be crazy cool.

As to what I think is your Batman, I'd say that both the Batman from Man of Steel #3 and the one in both Legends and Batman 3D are it.   Both of those depictions along with your Batman from the Untold Legend of Batman are my first exposures to your Batman, and they left a hell of a mark on me.
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JB out of all of your many, many runs on titles / stories Generations is up there at the top, for me, especially the first two. There was just something magical about seeing the characters age, and go through life's up and downs, that fed some kind of need. The death of Supergirl, Lois getting cancer, just so much in that series, was so impactful.

Thanks. The principle failure of G3 sprang from DC wanting it to move into the future, instead of slipping in between existing chapters, as in the established model. It quickly became "unknown territory," which I don't think was as much tun.

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Re:that splash page from MAN OF STEEL #3, I know this
comic predates BATMAN:THE ANIMATED SERIES but I "hear"
Batman's dialogue in this panel in Kevin Conroy's voice.
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I assume the commissioner was born Feb.29, 1976?  I have two cool JB commissions which are cover re-imaginations of issues he worked which has my cover birthdate.  Those are centerpieces of my collection.  It's sad that is is the last cover-dress JB will do, but what a way to end with a bang!
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Technically there's one more "fully dressed" cover out there. I have an unused X-MEN "blank" that will go to the next request for such. Then, no more!
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