Batman Art Exhibit Beginning In May

by Jeff Testanero
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Comic book covers have always been coveted art in the eyes of many fans and now Batman is getting the full art gallery treatment.

The Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas has started an art show called “80 Years of Batman” to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary this year.  The gallery has recreated 18 of the most memorable Batman covers throughout the characters history and turned them into limited-edition screen printed posters.

Below are a taste of what the gallery will have on display for purchase:

Detective Comics #27 (1939 by Bob Kane

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Detective Comics #367 (1967) by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

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Batman #251 (1973) by Neal Adams

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

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Batman: A Death In The Family (1988) by Jim Aparo

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Mondo Gallery’s creative director, Eric Garza recently commented on the Batman exhibit:

“For most of my life I’ve been enamored with Batman.  His rogues.  His world.  His look.  It’s just about as perfect as you can get. It wasn’t until I was a bit older that I became enthralled with the artists who have lent their talents to drawing old Bats.  From campy pulp detective to hardened Dark Knight, so many brilliant artists have added to the allure and majesty of the Caped Crusader…We are proud to share them with the world as beautifully produced screen printed posters.  Long live the Bat.”

The show opens on May 17th at 7pm CT (8pm EST) and will run through May 25th in Austin, TX.  Any prints that are left over will go for sale online.

For more information visit the Mondo Gallery online

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