Batman: “Monster Maker”
8 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Batman: Black and White #2 (1996). Reprinted [B&W] in Batman: Black and White [TP] (1998).
Story: Jan Strnad. Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Phil Felix).
Printed in multiple languages. Here is the main ones:
Finland [FIN]: as “Hirviön tekijä” in Batman [FIN]: Musta ja valkoinen, Osa 1 (1999).
France [FRA]: as “Les nouveaux monstres” in Batman [FRA], édition intégrale.
Germany [GER]: as “Monster-Macher” in Batman [GER] – Schwarz auf weiss #30 (1997).
Italy [ITA]: as “Monster Maker [ITA]” in Batman [ITA]: Bianco E Nero #2 (1996).
Mexico [MEX]: as “Monster Maker [MEX]” in Batman: Blanco y Negro Vol. 1 (1998).
Spain [SPA]: as “Hacedor de monstruos” in Batman [SPA]: Black & White [Libro uno], and as “Monster Maker [SPA]” in Batman [SPA]: Black & White [ECC].
Style: Black line. Genre: Superhero. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Monsters. Gangs. Kids. Street. Guns. Minors. Comics.
Original Art Plate: 30,1 x 40,6 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Batman has to face minor gangs in modern streets of big city. He has to face their “big brothers” too. And cops.
Comment: Jan Strand’s realistic approach of classic Batman story is effective, so is Richard Corben’s artwork. Batman is invinsible, but slightly cartoonic character. “Bat ears” are much shorter than in this version thant they used to be in modern versions of Batman. Story is one of the most realistics of all the stories in the this special serie.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)
Copyright © 2001 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: January 12, 2001. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 11:50 am