This is Day 15 of my serialized blog about the Rainblo-Batman Custom Comic entitled “Batman: Born on the Fourth of July”, which I pencilled in the spring of 1994. Each day’s post will include the plot outline, the finished script (when I have it), my roughs, and my pencils. I can’t include images of the pages-as-published as I didn’t receive and have never seen them . If anyone reading this has a copy of the published work, please contact me. If you give or sell me a copy, or send me scans of the published or finished artwork, I will incorporate them into future blog posts.
Today I’m discussing page 16 (printed as page 18 in the comic book, I’m assuming).
My page numbering is screwed up because the editor, Daryl Edelman, insisted on inserting two pages in between what would have been pages 7 and 8. These pages were featured in last Wednesday’s post.
I was annoyed that the script writers, Brian Augustyn and Mark Waid, ignored my roughs and fave the Mime Henchman (or “GOON” in the script) dialogue. This struck me as completely unnecessary; I had intentionally staged and posed the mime characters so that they would work without dialogue. Since this is a first draft, I remain hopeful that the editor, Daryl Edelman, thought better and excised the mime dialogue.