Tim Sale Was Not A Normal Comic Book Artist, And There’ll Never Be Another One Like Him

Tim Sale Was Not A Normal Comic Book Artist, And There’ll Never Be Another One Like Him


Tim Sale died Thursday. He was one of the best and most iconic comic book artists of the last 30 years. He was known primarily for a handful of major collaborations with writer Jeph Loeb on Batman and Superman in particular. Their two most important works were probably “Batman: The Long Halloween” and “Superman for All Seasons.” But my personal favorite was “Spider-Man: Blue.” 

“Superman for All Seasons” was probably their greatest work. Several years ago I picked it as the greatest Superman story ever, and I stand by that. And “Batman: The Long Halloween” is an amazing piece of art. But it was the six issues they did on Spider-Man that have always had my heart. They were maybe the most normal thing the

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