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Batman (Hush : 1st Catwoman kiss) #610p21 - Jim Lee

Artists: Jim Lee (Penciller) ,  Scott Williams (Inker) ,  Jeph Loeb (Writer)

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Batman (Hush : 1st Catwoman kiss) #610p21 - Jim Lee Comic Art
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Title: Batman (Hush : 1st Catwoman kiss) #610p21 - Jim Lee
Artist: Jim Lee (Penciller)
Artist: Scott Williams (Inker)
Artist: Jeph Loeb (Writer)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 15,959
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 10
Comments: 74
Added to Site: 3/25/2011
Comic Art Archive: Batman
Issue: 610   Page: 21

Description

This is only the second panel page in my collection. It's not that I don't like panel pages or that I prefer splash/covers. It's just that it seems to me that finding a good panel page is much more difficult that finding a good splash/cover :
- a good splash has 1 good drawing whereas in a good panel page, ALL the drawingS need to be good. How many times have I found a panel page that seemed perfect at first and then I saw one panel that ruined it for me ???
- my passion is comic art, not illustration art, nor drawings. I love comic art !!! That means I love how the best comic artists know how to choose the right succession of panels, their perfect size, the ideal angles, close-ups, etc. The true masters of comic art like Kirby, Eisner, Miller and, yes, Jim Lee, are more than terrific pencillers : they know how to draw A STORY the best way.

This is why I tend to prefer a good panel page to a good splash/cover : it really shows the craft of the comics artists. So why THAT panel page ? How is it the perfect one for me ?

Jim Lee is one of my favorite artists ever. Hush is my favorite run of his. And the part that I prefer about Hush, what really gave it a heart, is the Batman-Catwoman relationship. Anyway, Batman being my favorite character and Catwoman his most interesting "partner", I can't be objective !
There are only 3 pages where they kiss, so it has not been easy to find one ! I can't thank enough my friend Chris for doing that hard work... and then for succombing to my daily harassment ;-)
I'd love to also get the splash right after that one, but that guy Jeph Loeb has it and I'm quite sure that, even if I sold all my pages, it still would not be enough to grab it away from him.

How often does a panel page tell a complete story ? Here our story begins with the largest panel/shot : the hero is lost in his thoughts and he's being followed from afar. In the second panel (also the second largest), Catwoman spectacularly interposes herself between him and what he was looking at / his thoughts. 3rd panel : with a widescreen shot, it shows the 2 characters together alone on the rooftop, close to the edge. The 3 following panels are exactly like a movie sequence with the last panel changing angles to give them some intimacy.
That first kiss between them is a very short story but it's still a full story and a perfectly told one at that !

Scott Williams also hit it out of the park with so many details, shadows and small strokes that really add to the page. I wish the scan could give justice to his unbelievable craft. Lee and Williams did not draw the most beautiful comics run of all time with Hush, but they sure did my favorite one comic art wise.

Like the Neal Adams' and Frank Miller's runs, I'm sure Hush will be recognized as one of the most popular Batman stories of his 75 years career. So yeah, I guess I'm very happy with that acquisition... even if it's "just" a panel page ;-) But it's the perfect page for me !

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Arno // 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 3/25/2011

Here comes the dark knight! What a powerful and romantic page! Great pik up and thanks for sharing. And by the way: i'm glad that this one stays in the "french connection" !!!

Matches Malone 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/25/2011

Killer first panel. Cant believe Chris let it go.

Patrick  Brooks 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

An AMAZING piece to grace you collection. Congrats.

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

You are welcome my friend ;) And thank god, you will not ask me anymore, every day, to sell it to you ! LoL

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

And don't forget that it still MY frame !!! Ahahahahah

Sagar Sable 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/25/2011

WOW

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/25/2011

I don't know what I enjoyed more - viewing this gorgeous page or reading your description!! Your words encapsulates why I love this hobby so much. It's all about the passion we have for comics. This page obviously holds special meaning for you, and I'm glad it's in your home - although I'm also very surprised Chris parted with this gem. Congratulations, my friend.

Greg  C. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

You could take every panel from this and it would be a great image on its own! Congrats!!

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

Well, Chris did not really have a choice : I told him he should decide between selling it to me or having me in a tent in front of his door till he cracked ! Seriously, I believe something huge and Hush related came up for him, probably something dumb like a cover ;-)

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

Hehe ;-) Yes !!!!!! :-)

Jonathan H 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/25/2011

Yep -- it's a great one! Congrats!!

Cyril Domzal 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 3/25/2011

Amazing!!! Congrats :)

J L 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/25/2011

Panel pages can be fantastic. You have fantastic here!!!! Congrats!!!!

Alkis V. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/25/2011

nice, Alex, really nice!

Ken R  
Member Since 2006

Posted on 3/25/2011

Great visual story-telling on this piece! VERY nice addition!

Joseba Herrero 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/25/2011

WOW!! Fantastic page!! Congrats

Eric B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/25/2011

Alex, your little collection is tops. Every piece is carefully chosen. And this is yet another gem. Congrats.

Peter P 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/26/2011

Congrats!! I never thought Crees would ever part with this one!

E. Vets 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/26/2011

Amazing page ! the frame completes it to be a truly stunning piece of art !

Michael  Hosey 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/26/2011

Fantastic page, I also really enjoyed reading your story.

Andrea F. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/26/2011

Fantastic panel!! Outstanding!! Congrats!!

Nelson Animated Ink 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/26/2011

Nothing wrong with collecting panel pages especially when you have Jim Lee / Scott Williams as the art team. Another great addition to your collection. Cheers! N.

William T. Vuk 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/27/2011

Nice page. Are there really only 3 pages ever where the two kiss? (cause I have one which would mean there is only 1 other)

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/27/2011

William T. Vuk wrote:

Nice page. Are there really only 3 pages ever where the two kiss? (cause I have one which would mean there is only 1 other)

Yep, only 3 pages in the Hush run if I remember well. The other ones would be the splash and the one when they split right before the fight with Superman.

William T. Vuk 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/27/2011

Alex B wrote:

Yep, only 3 pages in the Hush run if I remember well. The other ones would be the splash and the one when they split right before the fight with Superman.

Got it, 3 in the Hush storyline. I thought you meant 3 ever. Thanks for the clarification

William T. Vuk 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/27/2011

Alex B wrote:

Yep, only 3 pages in the Hush run if I remember well. The other ones would be the splash and the one when they split right before the fight with Superman.

Got it, 3 in the Hush storyline. I thought you meant 3 ever. Thanks for the clarification

George H 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/27/2011

Sooooooooooo good!!! I totally agree each panel is a treasure and iconic in their own way. Congrats my friend!!!

Dean Abraham 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/28/2011

Great great page, what a piece. Many congrats. awesome!!!!

Colorado Kid 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/28/2011

Batman and Catwoman, what else needs to be said? A beautiful page from beginning to end panel--congrats Alex!

Don Raskin 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 3/29/2011

This is a perfect example of why I love panel page artwork. It flows from one panel to the next with ease and grace while telling the story with strictly visual cues. This is an excellent panel page done by artists at the top of their levels of creativity. Thank you for showing it off and the wonderful description attached to it.

John Higashi 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 3/29/2011

Alex B wrote:

Yep, only 3 pages in the Hush run if I remember well. The other ones would be the splash and the one when they split right before the fight with Superman.

There is at least 4. I own a kiss panel the page before Jeph's splash.

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/29/2011

John Higashi wrote:

There is at least 4. I own a kiss panel the page before Jeph's splash.

The panel page just before the splash is that one !

Alex B 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/29/2011

John Higashi wrote:

There is at least 4. I own a kiss panel the page before Jeph's splash.

Hi John, I've re-read the entire Hush run 1 million times and I can guarantee this is the first time they kiss AND also the only page they kiss before Jeph's splash. Best, Alex

Alan N 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/29/2011

Now I am extremely jealous! Congrat!

Kin Wong 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/30/2011

Alex, this is just an awesome pickup. I somehow missed this page even being on CAF before, but this is a great example of how panels can convey different emotions all on a single page. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations!

Demetrios  Williams 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/30/2011

God bless!!! My padawan has done it again! LOL! Boy oh boy...I mean, this page is it!! I remember this apge fondly from the "Hush" story...just a treat to see in B&W! Man, you are doing it my dear friend! Keep it up and thank you so very much!!

Jamo's Art 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/30/2011

This is sooo cool and yes the one HIT page kissing in the KNIGHT Jeph Loeb Owns it! I was very lucky too... grabbing a piece of the history I remember when Scott Williams Sold me this one .... http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=301831&GSub=5322

Giacomo Iori 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 3/31/2011

What a "panel"! Awesome!

Joseph Serpico 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/1/2011

Simply gourgous.

David Paget 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 5/24/2011

Lovely page, congrats Alex.

Anthony F 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/28/2011

Beautiful moment from the ironic series! Congrats on scoring this prize!

Christian richeloiseau 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/5/2011

THIS is among my all time favorites. I really love it

David O 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 8/20/2011

This is one of those Hush pages in which the published version doesn’t do it justice. However, when you see the original to this piece, it totally blows you away. The top right panel alone could have been a cover, but to me, the best part is the bottom three panels. Really love this piece my friend!

Han Park 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 10/17/2011

What a beauty! A fine example of Jim and Scott's amazing artistic teamwork on Hush!! Congrats Alex!!!

Gal Schwartz 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 10/22/2011

Amazing work ! The first panel alone could be a terrific poster !

Daniel Cas 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/1/2012

Waaayyyy overdue in leaving a comment for this incredible piece of art. I too have become a very big fan of the "Hush" storyline by Mr. Lee. Leave it to say that I can't really add very much with all the other comments here. However, I will add that it's one of my personal favorite pages out of the book. And this one certainly deserved to be framed. Thanks for sharing, Alex.

MyFavorite ComicArt 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 1/4/2012

She vaults over him and lands with cat-like grace, and so he rewards her with a kiss! What a great page, Congrats!

T Shen 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 1/5/2012

What an amazing page. That first panel itself is a work of art all on its own. Your "small" collection is littered with gorgeous pieces of art!

douglas smith 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/20/2012

this is a B.A. panel page.......awesome.............DOOM!!!!!!!!! I wish i had a Jim Dr Doom page

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/16/2012

Very cool page!

Timothy Guerrero 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 10/10/2012

It is a perfect panel page and your detailed description of why you love is very good. Congrats.

BDCOLL SHOP 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/8/2012

small but beautiful

Jean-Michel Anneau 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 11/14/2012

Great master piece !!!!

Dietmar Krueger 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 11/15/2012

An unbelievable page in a terrific collection.

naqam washington 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 4/27/2013

No one draws Bats better than Lee IMO. Massive pickup

Ambros Carrion 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 10/27/2013

A page just perfect. ¡FELICIDADES!

John McConkey 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 10/27/2013

Fantastic page. Thanks for sharing.

Alessandro Franzò 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 11/12/2013

I'm very moved..

eewwnuk 1 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 12/18/2013

stellar!

Kenneth Carter 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 1/22/2014

Couldn't agree more with your description. I love a panel piece that tells a story. I can't afford to purchase a lot so when I do, it has to be special to me. Grats on a truly special piece!

P T 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/31/2014

Amazing Page. congrats!!

Sagar Sable 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/6/2014

One of the best pages from the run, congrats!!!

Nicolaj Borch 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 2/14/2014

An incredible page in a just as incredible collection!

Mzee Art 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 3/19/2014

Jim Lee & Scott Williams on Batman were a match made in heaven. FANTASTIC Page

Alexandre Collection 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 3/25/2014

Fantastic page. All panels are fantastic ! Congrats and thanks for sharing!!

Shawn Cavender 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 4/4/2014

Sweet page -- thanks for sharing it!

Rob L 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/4/2014

a TREMENDOUS iconic page ... congrats!

Thomas Vanderstappen 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/13/2014

Stunning piece!

ratko vujnovic 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 5/30/2014

Astonishing piece

Rafa Roldan 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 8/2/2014

This Catwoman is breathtaking, smart, charming, dangerous... I love her!

Matches Malone 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/27/2014

Yep...still stunning.

Emilien Pereira 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 6/1/2017

Quelle page de folie...le haut du panier.

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 9/17/2017

People focus on the kiss ( and it is the point of the page ) but for me it is the penciled acrobatics of Catwoman in the 2nd panel. The fluidity of motion captures the feline nature of Selina Kyle.

Marc W 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 11/4/2017

Pure perfection!

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