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Blue Beetle & Friends by Pat Broderick, John Higgins - Illustration

Blue Beetle & Friends



Huge PROMOTIONAL PAINTING (circa 1980s) to promote the launch of the ex-Charlton characters under the DC banner. Finished artwork is by John Higgins (painting over Pat Broderick's pencils). John was born in my home town of Liverpool. I've met him a couple of times and he's a really nice guy to talk to. Gracious, polite and very down to earth. Originally, these characters were to form the basis for Alan Moore's WATCHMEN series . . . only Dick Giordano nixed the idea!

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About Pat Broderick

Pat Broderick is an American comics artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also pencilled the four-part "Batman: Year Three" storyline, written by Marv Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake. Broderick is known for his detailed, expressive art, and his characters' large eyes. There is some resemblance between Broderick's art and Michael Golden's late 1970s style. Broderick has acknowledged his admiration of Golden's work. Through his career, Broderick has often teamed with inker Bruce Patterson on such titles as Alpha Flight, Green Lantern, Detective Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.