Sunday, December 4, 2011

Copycat Cover: Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson's Batman and Robin

Clipped from Heritage Auctions: Created by comics legends Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson for DC's licensing department, this image graced the cover of Batman: From the Thirties to the Seventies as well as jigsaw puzzles, posters, and numerous advertising pieces.

For many of us that grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, this is the image of the Dark Knight Detective that we most fondly remember, making this not only a great piece of art, but a true cultural icon as well. Measuring approximately 12" x 16.75" with an image area of approximately 14" x 11.5", the piece is in good condition with moderate use of white-out, most notably on the building below the figures, where the signatures of Infantino and Anderson have been whited-out but are still plainly visible. There are various handwritten notations around the border of the piece, none of which affect the main image. At the top left is written, "To Joe - Best Wishes from Murphy Anderson."



1973 Puzzles



2006 Statue



2011 Statue Based on Jim Lee's Tribute



Tribute Artwork by Christopher Franchi

Dork Note: I really like this tribute piece done by Christopher Franchi in a Dick Sprang style. He should sell it as a print.

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