Batman Family No. 20 Cover by Jim Starlin

It was the best Batbook of its era, and it had gotten there with new talent like Marshall Rogers, Mike Golden, Joe Staton and others breathing new life into the Batman family of characters.

So it was quite disappointing when The DC Implosion nearly killed Detective Comics. DC PR Rep Mike Gold suggested that the Batman Family content be switched to DC’s namesake comic, and DC Editorial Coordinator Paul Levitz approved it. For more details on this watershed period in DC history, I highly recommend Comic Book Implosion by Keith Dallas and John Wells from TwoMorrows Publishing.

For this last issue of Batman Family, Jim Starlin provided a memorable wraparound cover. Known more for his work at Marvel, Starlin at DC always meant something special from the influential artist.

New colour and packaging by me.

Batman Family 20 by DC Comics

As published.

Batman Family 20 Original Art by Jim Starlin

Scan found on the web.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Front cover isolated.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Back cover isolated.

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