He was a great one. I loved his Batman and Silver Surfer runs.

--- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, "Tracey de Morsella (formerly 
Tracey L. Minor)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Batman Artist Rogers Is Dead
> Marshall Rogers, the artist who was best known for his work on DC 
> Comics' Batman and Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer, died on March 25 
at the 
> age of 57, Newsarama reported. The cause of death has not been 
> to the media, according to a DC spokesman.
> An alumnus of Kent State University in Ohio, where he studied 
> architecture, the Flushing, N.Y., native worked on many different 
> characters, but is perhaps best known for his Batman artwork in 
> Detective Comics in the mid-1970s, on which he worked with writer 
> frequent collaborator Steve Englehart and inker Terry Austin. Their 
> on Batman is considered by many to be the definitive version of the 
> character, returning him to the dark, brooding roots originally 
> envisioned by creator Bob Kane.
> Even though their Batman run was only six issues, the three laid 
> foundation for later Batman comics. Their stories include the 
> "Laughing Fish" (in which the Joker's face appeared on fish); they 
> adapted for Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s. Earlier 
drafts of 
> the 1989 Batman movie with Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight were 
> heavily on their work.
> Rogers also drew Marvel's Dr. Strange and G.I. Joe in the 1980s. He 
> worked with Englehart on Coyote, Englehart's creator-owned comic, 
> well as Marvel's Silver Surfer. In 2005, he reunited with Englehart 
> Austin to reprise their work on Batman in the Batman: Dark 
> limited series.
> In a press release, Paul Levitz, DC's president and publisher, 
> "Marshall was one of the radical young stylists bringing new looks 
to DC 
> in the 1970s, especially with his memorable collaboration with 
> Englehart on Batman. His debonair smile and charm were every bit as 
> endearing as his art was energetic, and his colleagues at DC are 
> shocked to have a great artist pass so young."

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