Detective Comics No. 473 Cover by Marshall Rogers

March 12, 2023|In Comics, DC

With Neal Adams no longer drawing stories for DC, Batman in the mid 1970s settled into a quiet period with artists like Ernie Chan, John Calnan and regulars Irv Novick and Jim Aparo. So when Marshall Rogers arrived with inker Terry Austin, their stylish angular art and crisp architectural backgrounds brought something new to Detective Comics. Add to that superior scripting by Steve Englehart and their run is well remembered today.

Here’s one of Rogers’ better covers, inked by himself, and with new colour by me.

Detective Comics 473 published by DC Comics

As published.

Detective Comics 473 cover illustration by Marshall Rogers

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready. Trade dress removed, 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.


Detective Comics 473 cover re-creation by Marshall Rogers

A cover re-creation by Marshall Rogers. Scan from Heritage Auctions.