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70 Aspects Of Batman:21

JOCK


From Wikipedia:

Mark Simpson, known by the pen name Jock, is a British comics artist, best known for his work in 2000 AD and on The Losers.[1]

Jock began his professional career at 2000 AD, on series including Judge Dredd and Lenny Zero[2]. He has worked in the American comic book market at DC Comics and their Vertigo imprint.

Like most American comic enthusiasts, I first saw the work of Jock in the pages of Vertigo’s Losers comic, which was recently adapted into a feature film. Since then, he’s become one of the industry’s go-to guys for memorable cover art…most of the images in this post come from a stint he did as the cover artist for Batman. Recently he added some interior Bat-work to his resume with a Detective Comics arc written by Greg Rucka.

His work has also appeared in other media, including the package art for the Criterion Collection’s release of Akira Kurosawa’s Drunken Angel.

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30 YEARS AGO

MOVIES

THE SHINING (d. Stanley Kubrick)

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (d. Irvin Kershner)

KAGEMUSHA (d. Akira Kurosawa)


MAD MAX (d. George Miller)

RAGING BULL (d. Martin Scorsese)

ALBUMS

JOY DIVISION – CLOSER

THE CURE – SEVENTEEN SECONDS

DAVIE BOWIE – SCARY MONSTERS

U2 – BOY

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO – DOUBLE FANTASY

COMICS

RAW #1 is published


The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont & John Byrne (Uncanny X-Men #129-138)

Domu by Katsuhiro Otomo begins its serialization in Young Magazine

Epic Illustrated begins

The New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman & George Perez debuts

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40 YEARS AGO

MOVIES

PATTON (d. Franklin J. Schaffner)

M.A.S.H. (d. Robert Altman)

DODES’KA-DEN (d. Akira Kurosawa)

DOMICLE CONJUGAL aka BED AND BOARD (d. Francois Truffaut)

GIMME SHELTER (d. The Maysles Brothers)

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ALBUMS

DAVID BOWIE – THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

THE BEATLES – LET IT BE

THE STOOGES – FUN HOUSE

JOHN LENNON – JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – LOADED

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COMICS


Fantastic Four #102 – The end of Stan Lee & Jack Kirby’s 102 consecutive issue-run, a comics milestone.

Lone Wolf & Cub by Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima begins in the pages of Weekly Manga Action.

Barry Windsor Smith’s run on Conan The Barbarian begins.


Detective Comics #395 is published, featuring the first Batman collaboration of Dennis O’Neil & Neal Adams.

Jack Kirby leaves Marvel Comics.

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