This is Day 11 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.
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.
As you can read from the posted plot outline, “Batman crashes their party but he’s heavily out-numbered. Following a really good fight, he decides to inform Commissioner Gordon.” is all I had to work with. Basically, I had to contrive two pages of fight scene that ending with Batman not catching the crooks, giving all the actors a little bit of play. On one hand, I sort of resent having to basically write the damn thing myself; on the other hand, I got to write it myself.