Gene Colan's Batman covers

Gene Colan, who died June 23 at age 84, was one of Marvel Comics' most popular and prolific artists, penciling everything from Daredevil and Doctor Strange to Captain America, Iron Man, Tomb of Dracula and Howard the Duck. But, in the early 80s, he drifted over to DC, collaborating with writer Marv Wolfman on a pretty nifty horror title, Night Force, and with Doug Moench on a memorable run of Batman comics. Both are set to be reprinted soon.

Here's a look at Gene the Dean's cover work on Batman and Detective Comics of that period: