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58-year-old Batman artist Norm Breyfogle passed from this earthly existence Monday …


Breyfogle ​was an industry legend through and through, making up– along with Alan Grant– one half of one of the best Batman creative teams of all time. His work was moody and mysterious while still having an undeniable energy. Truly a perfect fit for the Dark Knight.

Funeral arrangements for Breyfogle will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home. The cause of his death has not yet been shared publicly.

Breyfogle is best known for his epic run on the Batman comic books from 1987 to 1995. Breyfogle worked with Alan Grant on Detective Comics and introduced villains the Ventriloquist in their first Batman story and the Ratcacther in their third.

Breyfogle drew Batman for six years (1987-1993), penciling Detective Comics from 1987-1990, then moving to the standalone Batman comic to introduce Tim Drake, the third Robin post Jason Todd, from 1990-1992, and finally starting a new Batman series for DC titled “Batman: Shadow of the Bat” from 1992-1993 which saw the Grant/Breyfogle team create three new characters, Jeremiah Arkham, Mr. Zsasz, and Amygdala.