Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, as Bats was top in sales and has had a few other posts to himself this week, I thought I'd post one of John Byrne's first shots at the character, from Untold Legend of The Batman #1, where he's doing that most Batman of Batman things, decking The Joker.
While Robin being used as a prop is one of my key gripes over 'old DC', what you really have to love here is the almost watermark effect of Batman's other rouges looking on! Two-Face especially seems to look pretty decent under John's craftmanship.
What do you think?