Detective Comics No. 415 Cover by Adams & Giordano

March 19, 2023|In General

Behind this great cover by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano were two solid stories written by Frank Robbins. Batman was drawn by Bob Brown and inked by Giordano, while Batgirl had Don Heck doing full art.

While this era is largely defined by Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ contributions to Batman, among others Robbins, Brown, Irv Novick and Giordano at the peak of his abilities also did their part to transition Batman into a modern detective character. Stories from this era are spottily collected outside of Adams-drawn issues. I highly recommend them for a humanistic approach and a Batman not portrayed as a demi-god.

New colour version by me.

Detective Comics 415 published by DC Comics

As published.

Detective Comics 415 cover by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready. Trade dress removed and missing art bits drawn in.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.