BATMAN: FACE TO FACE
ABOUT THE IMAGE: “Batman: Face to Face” illustrates the dark, yet detail-oriented style that has marked the gothic style of DC Comics’ artist Simone Bianchi. In this image of Batman, we readily observe the vigilante’s tension as he readies himself to not just uncover the murderer’s identity, but protect old foes as well. This image is taken from eight-part Batman Detective series, “Face To Face.” A pivotal follow up to the “Infinite Crisis” series, “Face to Face” marks the return of Batman to Gotham where he must now solve a string of murders. Each piece is hand-numbered and has been signed by Simone Bianchi.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Simone Bianchi is an Italian comic book illustrator, painter, graphic designer and art instructor, known to Italian audiences for his work in comics, CD covers, music videos, TV commercials and role playing games. To American comic book readers, he is best known for his work on comics such as Detective Comics, Green Lantern and Wolverine. Bianchi's style is distinguished by his use of ink wash, or watercolor half tones in rendering his work, a non-traditional technique by mainstream American standards.