Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Makin' Chaykin: "Cinemattack!" by Rozakis, Chaykin, and Rubinstein

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove was just browsing through the Files of the Forgotten when I ran across this buried gem from Batman Family #14 (July 1977). It's another magnificent Man-Bat back-up by written by Bob Rozakis, but this time it isn't drawn by Marshall Rogers or Michael Golden...but by Howard Chaykin with inks by Joe Rubinstein. Now I'm pretty sure I haven't seen any other Chaykin-penciled Man-Bat stories, so that makes this a kind of rarity. On top of that, though, is the fact that it's inked by a young Joe Rubinstein. Howard usually inked his own stuff, so it's both a surprise and a treat to see him inked by just about anyone else, especially a fave like Joe!


  1. Thank you,Mr Groove!
    But you are makin' a mistake by mistakin'
    Mr Chaykin's photo's for drawing's.
    Thems ARE photos,Mr Groovy A.
    It says so right there on page one!
    Neener neener!
    /Mr Anonymous

  2. Looks like Chaykin's contribution would have tended more to layouts than full pencils and Rubinstein's inks look to have had some support from Continuity, as looks more like the line work associated with Giordano, Austin and co (with a nod to Klaus Janson) in comparison to the greater use of 'tone' and shading which I think Joe soon came to utilise.

  3. Dear Mr Groove.
    Kidding aside.I dived into the Stream of Comicbook Consciousness and happily drowned myself in Mr Chaykin's work.
    Thank you,Mr Chaykin(and company)!
    And thank you,Mr Groove,for sharing.
    /Mr Anonymous



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