To generate buzz for my upcoming stint at the Long Beach Comic Book Convention of September 17th and 18th, I am posting in the intervening week, scans of my roughs to my first ever professional
comic book assignment, ‘Batman Adventures’ #4, which was published in the fall of 1992, along with the printed pages.
Today I’m posting pages 21 and 22.
As I recall, I took it upon myself to script edit these two pages in order to allow a dramatic reveal of the Scarecrow on the last page. I think much of it involved moving the expository dialogue off of page 22 and onto page 21, panel 3. The writer, Martin Pasko, wasn’t pleased. I could accept his unhappiness; I was an arrogant wanna-be auteur,
flexing my 800 lb gorilla-ness.The editor let me get away with it, and the rest is publishing history.