Collecting the moody tales of Batman illustrated by comics legend Gene Colan. Completing the collection, DC Comics brings together the moody Batman stories drawn by comics legend Gene Colan in TALES OF THE BATMAN: GENE COLAN VOL. 2!
These never-before-collected tales from the early 1980s spotlight the art of comics legend Gene Colan. Known for his moody, shadowy illustrations, Colan was a natural fit as artist on Batman when he came to DC in the 1980s. His run of stories in the pages of both BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS included appearances by some of Batman's foes, including the Joker, Poison Ivy, Deadshot and Scarecrow.
Collects BATMAN #373, DETECTIVE COMICS #530-538 and 540-544 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #297 and #299.
Born in 1926, Gene Colan attended the Art Students League before serving in World War II. His career in comics began in 1944, and he soon became a regular on Westerns, war comics and mystery tales for DC Comics and Marvel. Renowned for his ability to drawn moody, dramatic stories as well as superhero action, Colan illustrated long runs on Marvel's Daredevil, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, Dr. Strange, Tomb of Dracula and Howard the Duck. Colan returned to DC Comics in the 1980s, where he illustrated the adventures of Wonder Woman and Batman, as well as the series NIGHT FORCE, SILVERBLADE, THE SPECTRE and NATHANIAL DUSK.