This is Day 20 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 24.
I notice that the pencil pages from here on out take a quantum leap in clarity. Not having the originals to check (they weren’t returned to me), I assume that I felt comfortable enough with my drawing ability to start working in regular black pencil instead on light blue Colorerase pencils.
I take credit for the exchange between Riddler and Catwoman in panel 4. (As you can see, it’s not in the faxed plot.) Hopefully, someday I’ll be able to see if it made it into the published comic.
RBBM Shotlist pg 24
22) In FG, Catwoman & Riddle argue, Riddler says something like, “Well, I’m sure it wouldn’t bother you to have B.M. try and fight his way past you”. Catwoman replies, “Talking about sick compulsions, we wouldn’t even be in this spot if you weren’t always leaving riddles”. In BG, kid slinks away unnoticed