BATMAN AND ROBIN : WIZARD # 168 ORIGINAL COVER ART

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Primary Artist
Jim Lee
Secondary Artist
Scott Williams
Publish Date
2005 
Category
Covers

Description

2005, Jim Lee's Homage to Classic Infantino Image This is one of strongest Jim Lee Batman and Robin covers ever created by the superstar artist. It appeared as the cover of Wizard #168 as Lee was coming off the success of his "Hush" story arc in Batman with writer Jeph Loeb. Lee, with his regular award-winning inking partner, Scott Williams, was paying homage to Carmine Infantino's classic Silver Age pin-up art that originally appeared in Detective Comics #352 and later appeared as the cover for the 1972 hardcover collection Batman: From the 30s to the 70s. The Lee/Williams work on "Hush" was one of the most important Batman runs of the past 20 years and placed Lee among the pantheon of the most respected creators to ever work on the hero. Lee is also one of the most collected artists of the Modern era and Batman covers like this one are quite uncommon on the open market. With full figures of Batman and Robin and recalling another legendary creator, this is one of the coolest published Lee Batman works that we have had the pleasure to bring to auction. 77 years after his first appearance in Detective Comics #27, Batman sits at the top of the heap in terms of costumed heroes. With the success of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the TV show Gotham and more merchandise than can be counted, that's not going to be changing any time soon! Jim Lee has been one of the biggest artists in the comic book industry for over 25 years now. He got his start working for Marvel in the late 80s, illustrating Alpha Flight before shooting to superstar status on Uncanny X-Men. His X-Men #1, the 1991 series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote, remains the best-selling comic book of all time with sales of 8 million copies. In the early 90s, Lee and several other artists formed their own publishing company, Image Comics, to publish their creator-owned titles, with Lee publishing titles such as WildC.A.T.s and Stormwatch through his studio Wildstorm Productions. Lee sold Wildstorm in 1998 to DC Comics, where he continued to run it as a DC imprint until 2010, as well as illustrating successful titles set in the DC Universe such as the year-long "Batman: Hush" storyline and the Superman storyline "For Tomorrow". Since 2010, Lee has been Co-Publisher of DC Comics, overseeing the successful New 52 relaunch of the company's titles. This art has an image area of approximately 10" X 15".

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