Irv Novick

Batman 259 (November-December 1974)

So this crappy story is dedicated to the memory of Bill Finger. I guess it’s best to have a crappy story dedicated to your memory rather than you, since if you’re still alive, you might have to read it. This second team-up between Batman and the Shadow is amusingly weak (but better than the first, […]


Batman 253 (November 1973)

What an awful comic book. Not the art, the art is absolutely fantastic, making something of an Irv Novick convert out of me… but the writing is just hideous. O’Neil writes Batman as a thuggish cross between Spencer Tracy and a beach movie surfer–the Spencer Tracy imitation makes sense, since O’Neil “pays homage” to multiple […]