Sunday, April 14, 2013

Batmania #1

Biljo White's early fanzine for Batman can be read and (with registration) downloaded here.

It's a terrific opportunity to step into the shoes of the Bat-fans of (almost) fifty years ago.  There is a lot of discussion of the "New Look" Batman, which had recently debuted.  The general impression (which I endorsed a few years back) is that it was an improvement, but not enough of an improvement due to the retention of the existing artist (Carmine Infantino did get assigned the covers, and was also responsible for the interior art on every other Batman story in Detective).  Back then the fans assumed it was Bob Kane doing the lion's share of the work; of course nowadays we know it was actually Sheldon Moldoff.

Hat Tip to reader Diane, who stumbled across this terrific find.  Thanks!

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