Norm Breyfogle In Memoriam
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Norm's Batman work remains amazing. He really changed the Batscape. His Gotham and Batmobiles blew my mind. To me he remains one of the quintessential Bat artists. Here's a couple Breyfogle  from my collection.

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Who's Who in the DC Universe #2 pg 39 Norm Breyfogle  1990.jpg

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Horrible news. That is a touching tribute from Kelley Jones. RIP Norm Breyfogle.

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:(

Just popped on here before catching some sleep. I don't think I can get my head around this one, have already typed a post and deleted it several times.

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Sad news,
one of my top 3 Batman artist;
the other 2 being Adams & Aparo.
R.I.P.

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How sad.  For me it was Adams, Breyfogle and Bolland as my favorite Batman artists.  Sorry he is gone.

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My condolences to his family and friends.

Norm was a talented artist that defined the 1990's era Batman.

N.

 

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R.I.P. Norm Breyfogle

Norm was the artist on Batman right when I was entering high school and at the peak of my comic reading. I remember going to San Diego during his run and having him and Alan Grant sign almost their entire run of books. His Batman was f*ucking awesome. He drew an intense Batman and his art had a kinetic energy to it. He brought his dynamic style to every character he drew. Here's one of my favorite pieces...a proposal for a new Creeper series that never happened. It would have been fantastic! Thank you Norm all the joy and entertainment you provided.

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Norm was a true talent and will be missed.  His Batman, along with Aparo and Jones helped define the comic book experience of my childhood.  Here is one of my favorite covers he did in his amazing career.  Detective Comics 627.  

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Unlike most people, I didn't discover Norm Breyfogle's work on Batman but rather on the Ultraverse series Prime. I still remember being at my LCS as a teenager and opening that first issue. Everything just seemed so big, larger than life I guess you would say. From just those first couple pages I was hooked. Later in life, I was fortunate enough to meet Norm at the inaugural Akron comic con in 2012. As you can imagine, he was wonderful, and at the time I hoped he would make regular appearances at the show. Sadly he suffered his stroke less than two years later and now he has passed on.

RIP Norm Breyfogle.

 

Below are some of my favorite Norm Breyfogle Prime pieces that I've been fortunate enough to acquire.

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Rest In Peace, Norm.

Norm was my favorite artist during his Detective run, which I jumped on at Tec 589 and is one of my all-time favorites.  His art was dynamic and energetic while remaining loose and nimble.  He and Alan Grant captured the detective-aspect and athleticism of the character without going “grim and gritty”.  One of the most underrated teams in the history of comics.  When I read their stories, I often said to myself “this is what a superhero comic book should be!”

I met Norm once.... finally.... around 2005 in New York and he was super friendly and generous.  I was so excited to meet him since I had been a fan for twenty years. 

I was heartbroken to hear about his struggles following his stroke, and even more so now.  Brilliant artist and good person... I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

 

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