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37. Darwyn Cooke
Darwyn Cooke actually worked on the Batman Animated Series and the Superman Animated Series as a storyboard artist before he made his big re-introduction into the world of comics (as he had tried to break into comics in the mid-80s) with 2000’s Batman: Ego, a stunning graphic novel where Batman comes into conflict with his own ego…
Cooke has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed comic book artists working in the business. Batman was featured heavily in a little bit of Cooke’s classic New Frontier series and Cooke did a great re-working of a classic Batman story in his Solo issue. Otherwise, Cooke’s biggest contribution to the Bat-Universe has been his re-design of Catwoman, as well as working as the initial artist on Ed Brubaker’s great Catwoman series.
36. Dave McKean
Besides an appearance of Batman in Black Orchid #2, Dave McKean has only drawn Batman in a comic book story once. However, that one time was the blockbuster graphic novel, Arkham Asylum, so people have grown used to his impressive painted work and associate it with Batman a lot…
35. Klaus Janson
Klaus Janson was the inker on the legendary Dark Knight Returns series with writer/artist Frank Miller, but he also did some amazing work as a penciler, like a classic Detective Comics Legends tie-in and, most famously, Grant Morrison’s Gothic story. Check out first Batman scaring some punks…
and later, a Janson spotlight sequence where Batman frees himself from an elaborate trap…
Janson is a dynamic artist with a strong page vision.
34. David Finch
David Finch is one of DC Comics’ most popular artists this side of Jim Lee. He brought his detailed lines and his bold style to Batman: The Dark Knight, a series he wrote AND drew….
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