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22. Dick Giordano
Few comic book creators have had their name on as many classic Batman stories as Dick Giordano. Working as the primary inker on the Batman titles of the early 1970s, he famously worked with all of the major Bat-artists of that generation – Neal Adams, Irv Novick and Bob Brown. However, Giordano also penciled his own stories on occasion, including the legendary introduction of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in December 1975…
Even after becoming a top executive at DC Comics and ceasing to work regularly as an inker, Giordano often still did inking work, including inking the issue of Batman where Bane breaks Batman’s back!
21. Andy Kubert
Andy Kubert first penciled a Batman comic with the blockbuster crossover miniseries Batman vs. Predator from 1991, where he was inked by his older brother, Adam.
Kubert then went on to have a long and distinguished career as one of the top artists at Marvel Comics, working there for well over a decade. He finally returned to Batman in 2005 as the first artist on Grant Morrison’s Batman run, where the pair introduced the world to Damian Wayne, eventually known as the new Robin!
Kubert left after about a year, but returned for the Neil Gaiman two-parter “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” where Kubert was particularly good in drawing.
Kubert also recently wrote and drew a mini-series starring Damian. Kubert’s first arc on Batman with Morrison had one of the most clever fight sequence that you’ll likely to see in a Batman comic. Batman is at a pop art gallery when he is attacked by a group of ninja Man-Bats. Check out how the fight goes…
I know that that idea was likely Morrison’s, but Kubert executed it beautifully.
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