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Media Type: Pencil and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
Status: Sold
Artists: Michael  Golden pencils and inks
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In the late 1970's, DC boldly experimented with expanding their "giant-sized" line of comics into "dollar comics," super-sized anthologies loaded with all-original content (as opposed to the reprint-laden titles of yore), allowing editorial to give fledgling artists and creators a chance to shine outside of the more narrowly defined regular titles. Among the artists getting their chance to be seen by wider audiences was Michael Golden, who, after working in the commercial-art market, was just starting to make a name for himself in the comics biz. While Marvel was assigning him their lower-profile licensing titles, DC plugged Golden straight into their Bat-books, giving him not only spotlight pages in the main Batman stories, but also a chance to run amok in the short-lived Man-Bat backup strip featured in the Batman Family dollar comic. This MAN-BAT action page show the fierce style, fearless experimentation, and heavily nouveau-influenced look of Golden's work in those early days, and were among the first glimpses comics fans got of this genius-in-the-making. Uniquely, the strip allowed Golden the chance to show off both his moody, gothic side, and his facility with gritty action, as the macabre character was plugged as a detective, solving street crimes and taking down garden-variety villains, all while in his surreal monster state. Only Golden could have pulled off the potentially disastrous mix of genres, and it was the first indication that his talent went beyond anything his most ardent early admirers expected. For much of his career, Golden has eschewed comics for his beloved commercial-art market, meaning that only a limited number of his comic book pages have ever been drawn. Combine that with his rabid fan following and you will know why his work is so sought after! ALL art on our website (including this one) are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payments, and trades are always considered towards "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to and we can try to work something out.