Saturday, June 26, 2010

Atoman-Jerry Robinson-1946

The ketchup and mustard colored ATOMAN only ran through a couple of 1946 issues with good art by early BATMAN ghost/assistant Jerry Robinson (along with Mort Meskin and according to GCD, possibly George Roussos). His costume was a clear and obvious influence on Ditko's CAPTAIN ATOM which went on to influence Marvel's redo of CAPTAIN MARVEL circa 1970. Robinson, of course, went on to become a newspaper cartoonist, head of the National Cartoonists Society, a prominent author and comics historian and, as recently as 2007, was back at DC as a "Creative Consultant."

1 comment:

Hyde said...

wow, amazing. it really does look very much like Ditko. Thanks for posting this, never seen it before.