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Batty Batom Bullpen – Don Perlin-Encore

posted on July 15, 2017

Don Perlin is one of two Batty Batom Bullpen artists to do two covers and in both cases the second cover was a western. I described the circumstances behind this cool Perlin cover in an earlier post so instead I’ll just let you enjoy the color version while I take note of the fact that we’ve passed the halfway point in our twenty-two cover march towards the Heritage Auction of all of the original Batom Comics covers on November 17th in Beverly Hills (and online).

Here we see a Heritage art cataloger writing the descriptions for the upcoming auction pieces. It’s hard to believe just how fast the auction is approaching, but you still have plenty of time to check out the covers that have been revealed so far in the gallery. This is a unique bunch of covers the like of which will never be seen again, so this is your one and only chance to own a Funky/Batom cover by your favorite artist. Good luck in winning the one you want.

Batty Batom Bullpen – Neal Adams

posted on July 8, 2017

What can I say about Neal Adams that hasn’t already been said? I can say he did the Jupiter Moon cover for Batom Comics, that’s what! It’s the latest cover revealed in the gallery section on this site and it’s a gem. A battle between Jupiter Moon and Queen Morphine inside a Wally Wood inspired spaceship interior. Neal even acknowledges his homage to Wally with a “Thanx Woody” next to his signature.

 

I first became aware of Neal when he was creating the Ben Casey newspaper strip. In fact, I own a Ben Casey Sunday page which Neal asked me to make a copy of for an in-the-works Ben Casey collection. Sounds like Neal didn’t hang onto all of his release sheets, a problem I can empathize with as I’ve been putting together the volumes for the Complete Funky Winkerbean. If the Casey book comes out, I’ll stand in line to buy the first copy.

If you haven’t seen the Jupiter Moon cover, you owe it to yourself to scoot on over to the Gallery section and check it out. And the best part is that the Jupiter Moon cover, along with all of the others will be joining the battle against cancer when it’s auctioned off for the benefit of the Lisa’s Legacy Fund for Cancer Research and Education in November. Thanks, Neal.

Heritage Consignment

posted on June 24, 2017

I just received notification that my consignment of the Batom Comic covers being entered into the 2017 November 16-17 Comics Signature Auction scheduled to take place in Beverly Hills. Pictured above, a Heritage Auctions grader and consignment director works on entering lots into the Heritage system. For more information on the auction and to see the Batom Comics covers revealed so far, just click on the Gallery section on this site.

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