The anonymous poster who requested a larger scan of the art, sans type, may be disappointed, but I suspect that he or she isn't missing much. The DC bullet and title barely cover the corners of the image. The original painting doesn't really have anything that the printed book doesn't show... maybe just a little more grit and texture. If you were looking at the 11 x 17" painting you'd probably be able to see more clearly where I went from graphite to airbrushed acrylic to colored pencil but there aren't microscopic layers of detail to be discovered. What you see is what you get.
This cover was a joy from start to finish. Archie Goodwin called me up and described what he wanted: A metalic Batman with human eyes and a single tear, blood red. If you read the story, you can appreciate what a poet Archie was for coming up with this image. The robot never bled from its eye and we never saw human skin behind the metal. Those little details were all all Archie's. I don't think it was a bad story, it just struck me as being less mysterious than the cover concept.
Among his other gifts, Archie had a unique imagination. I wish I could have worked with him more.