John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist, best known for his inking work for both
Marvel and DC Comics.
Beatty is best known for many fan-favorite titles such as Marvel Super Heroes “Secret
Wars”, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest during his time at Marvel.
At Marvel, being the ink artist on “Secret Wars” (issues 1-12), issue #8 has become the
most sought after issue in the 12 issue run, due to the introduction of Spider-Man’s new
Symbiote “Black Suit.”
The team of Mike Zeck (pencils), and John Beatty (inks), became a favorite pairing
during the 80’s and the two artists’ also did many pieces of cover art for titles that they
did not do interior work on.
DC Comics work includes much Batman, including a fan favorite 3 year run on the
monthly title, with Doug Moench (writer), Kelley Jones (pencils), and John Beatty (inks).
Working with Moench and Jones, Beatty also supplied the ink art for the last two
insallments of the Vertigo imprint under DC Comics, graphic novel trilogy
Also at DC Comics series include: Batman: LOTDK 1-5 and Batman: Year 3
John’s website is here.