This is Day 10 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 will feature page 9-1 (11).
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 Wednesday’s post.
We get our first good look at the Riddler’s henchmen, criminal mimes, on this page. I tried to make them work as silhouettes in case the finish pencil/inker, whomever he might have been, read my mind and inked them totally black. I probably should have filled them in, but I was under a serious deadline crunch, having less than a month to draw 32 pages.