This is Day 14 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 15 (printed as page 17 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.
My research and reconnoissance at the Statue of Liberty really paid off in this sequence. I visited the monument back in May of ’92, back when tourists were allowed to climb up into the crown. I don’t know if they still can or not. I’m pretty sure the torch is off limits. I think it was back in ’92 as well, as I’m sure I would have gone to it. I was able to climb steps with impunity in those days.