Precinct1313’s Top Ten Favourite Comic-Book Covers Of All Time: No.08 – Batman #465 – Norm Breyfogle

Welcome back fellow fans of fantastic fiction to the continuing countdown of our absolute favourite comic-book covers of all time. In our last enthralling episode we introduced you to the illustrious illustrations of the sublime Phil Jimenez, with his terrific take on Lynda Carter’s classic Wonder Woman,  this time we shine the Bat signal on one of the of the mediums most defining artists to have ever rendered the Masked Manhunter, the late, great, Norm Breyfogle.

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As I have mentioned many times previously, I have been a fan of the big bad bat since I was a mere six years of age, and looking back on all the wonderful writer/artists that have brought their seminal talents to the bombastic bat mythos over the past eight decades, one compellingly creative combo stands out from the crowd for this particular Bat-fanatic, Alan Grant (the Brit comic-book writer, not the dinosaur dude!) and inimitable illustrator – Norm Breyfogle. Together, this dynamic duo blew this particular fan’s Bat-socks off by creating some of the greatest Batman tales ever put to paper through their long and varied run (six years in fact) on both Batman and its sister publication Detective Comics. Norm’s style suited the dark and surly one to absolute perfection, angular, gothic and almost Germanic in its form, he would go on to set a precedent for how we view the look of The Batman today.

Norm will always be my personally preferred purveyor of everyone’s favourite nocturnal pointy eared vigilante, sadly though Norm was taken from us in October of 2018 after suffering heart failure at a mere 58 years of age. RIP Norm, we’ll always have your absolutely astounding artwork to remember your tremendous talent, and you were destined to make this list, for being quite literally, one of THE greatest comic-book artists of all time, and an outright gentleman to your fans and peers.

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Why Not join Us Again Next Time, Fellow Agents Of Precinct1313, For Our Continuing Celebratory Countdown Of Cool Comic Cover Collectables!

 

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on December 30, 2020, in Comics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Definitely an iconic Batman image. Norm Breyfogle was one of the definitive artists to draw the character.

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  2. Seasons greetings! Wishing you all the best in 2021 and beyond!

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  3. Always loved Batman. When I was a kid they played repeats of the tv series in the afternoons after school. I loved that show, but didn’t realise how incredibly campy it was until I saw it again as an adult.

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    • Hi Joanne, yes indeed that old Adam West show is gloriously geeky, but really, really fun! Same can be said of the 70s’ Wonder Woman, but again I love that show. I too (you may have noticed!) love the Bat, so you have awesome taste my friend!! Happy New Year! 🙂

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