This is Day 13 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 14 (printed as page 16 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 lastWednesday’s post.
This is where things get fun. The remainder of the story is located in and around the Statue of Liberty. Fortunately, I had shot several rolls of film on Liberty Island while visiting NYC after the 1993 March On Washington, and so had adequate reference.
We are also introduced to Mr. Roger Robertson and his Computer Scouts as they tour the Statue of Liberty. The monument is also being infiltrated by Catwoman’s henchmen, still masquerading as children.
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