Post the worst pictures of Batman - Part 1

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  1. Thread Manager

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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]148026[/split]
     
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    Spider-Kurt Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by Carmine Falcone's classic thread,show me the best of the worst
     
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  3. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    T-T-T-T-Thread revival!

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  4. TruerToTheCore

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    Truly an anatomical nightmare but very atmospheric and a good time for the bat books. It was something different but it worked. The really ****** times came afterwards. :cwink:
     
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  5. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    I wouldn't put this in with the worst.
    I think Kelley Jones' work, like Doug Moench's, is deliberately less about anatomical accuracy and more about the evocation of a disjointed, dark tone.
    Their batman is a twisted up, abstract nightmare made manifest, and for a character that has as many interpretations as Bats, that's completely welcome...
     
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  6. cnc_theft_auto

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    Its totally understandable why, but the first appearance of Bats was truly horrible.

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  7. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    Why? All the basic components are in place, plus that look is canon
     
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  8. ThePhantasm

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    Yeah, I'm not sure I see what the problem is in that particular cover either. The early days did have some bad panel art at times and was certainly more simplistic, but that particular cover is a classic.
     
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  9. DaRkVeNgeanCe

    DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Saying that the first ever Batman cover is even slightly bad, is ridiculous.
     
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  10. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    While I don't wanna see it all the time, I really enjoy the wide ears look.
     
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  11. Mace Dolex

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    Paul Pope, I hate the way he draws Batman making him look like a gremlin.

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  12. Eddie Dean

    Eddie Dean Mr. Jackpots

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    I love Paul Pope's Batman. He looks like Lee Marvin in the Bat-Suit.
     
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  13. AnneFan

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    Yeah. I suppose it can be an acquired taste but I think it works in the context. And Year 100 is a great book.
     
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  14. Bathead

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    Because, simply put, the artwork was absolutely awful, besides being a total rip from a Flash Gordon comic. Iconic, yes, but it's still bad art.
     
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  15. Wesley Dodds

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    The art looks pretty standard for the time. Sure, you could say it's crude, but it's only crude by modern standards. I'm not sure why you'd say it's a rip from Flash Gordon.
    Especially, when Flash Gordon is a ripoff of Buck Rogers.
     
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  16. BatmanGoesToRio

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    I don't agree. His wings-cape and his cowl may not not be what we are used to right now. But actually they made him look like a BAT-Man. I dig this look.
     
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  17. Bathead

    Bathead The Oldest Geek

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    By a rip of Flash Gordon, I mean that drawing of Batman on the cover was traced directly from a drawing of Flash Gordon. Kane was well known for doing this kind of thing all the time.
    As far as being crude by modern standarsd yes, that's true, but Kane's artwork ther was crude even for that time. There was plenty of contemoperaneous comic book artists that made Kane's stuff look like the scribblings of a child in comparison.
     
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  18. Cobblepot

    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Yeah Kane was the worst.
     
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  19. Brain Damage

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    On that topic, this is what Batman was originally going to look like before Bill Finger got involved.

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  20. Blitzkrieg Bop

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    Yep, and that red-suited character would have gone nowhere.
     
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  21. antsman41

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    plus, he was blonde... no blonde could become the world's greatest detective.
     
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  22. Blitzkrieg Bop

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    Take that back.
     
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  24. Two-Face

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    That Batman looks like member of The Incredibles! lol
     
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  25. shauner111

    shauner111 Well-Known Member

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    Every batman pic in this thread is good. Come on peeps! Post some real bad ones.
     
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