Catwoman by Bruce Timm.
Captain America: Red, White & Blue; An Epic Battle, by Bruce Timm.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, cover by Bruce Timm.
I bought this comic recently, just because of this awesome Timm cover. I’d never seen it before and figured it was pretty rare. Turns out these go for $1 or $2 online…
I hope you all had a great summer, I missed you guys. It’s good to be back!
Batman Adventures #1 (2003) comic cover, sketch and final version by Bruce Timm.
"Who can save mankind when the Lizard-Men attack?!”
The Monster Hunters in Marvel Universe #6, 1998, cover by Bruce Timm.
Yesterday I asked the awesome Comic Book Covers Tumblr if it would be possible to post a Bruce Timm cover I’d never seen before. I got two! (To be honest they weren’t completely unknown to me, though. But the cover of Batman Adventures #3 I had only seen in sketch form: so I was very happy with that one!)
I thought I’d repay the favour and share this BT cover I had never seen or heard of before I found it in a comic book store.
Two of a Kind, comic pages by Bruce Timm.
You know this story, of course. It was published in the first Batman Black and White. You might be thinking that these are pictures of the original pages as they were published, but you’d be wrong. These are layouts!
Batman B&W editor Mark Chiarello (who is an amazing artist himself, btw) actually mentions Mister Timm’s wonderful process in the book:
Although most comic artists work in a fairly straightfoward manner (thumbnail layouts first, followed by tight pencils and then inks), some choose to work in strange and mysterious ways.
Bruce Timm, for instance, does his loose layouts on typing paper and then blows them up to large original art size then inks them (with a magic marker). The inks are pretty tight and could at this point be reproduced from, but Bruce chooses to add another step. Using a lightbox, he completely traces the page onto another sheet of paper, refining the images to the point where he’s satisfied with the end result. If you compare this “layout” page with the finished page, you’ll notice subtle alterations and additions.
Via Comic Art Fans
There is much to like about the Mister Freeze that was seen on Batman: The Animated Series. The original design was done by Mike Mignola. He was first seen in Heart of Ice. To this day this episode is often mentioned as one of B:TAS best episodes. (Written by Paul Dini and directed by Bruce Timm, it won an Emmy for outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.) As you can see on this cover from the first Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995), Mignola’s design works perfectly when executed by Bruce Timm.
Mister Freeze is an intersting villain. Doomed to live in a subzero environment, (after one of those chemical accidents that also created Two Face, Clayface andThe Joker; they sure seem to be having a lot of those in Gotham!) he is motivated by his passion for his wife, who he froze in an attempt to save her from a terminal illness. Stripped from emotions, his red hollow stare shows both danger and sadness.
Original cover art by Bruce Timm, via Comic Art Fans.