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Batman 1972 Coming Soon
posted by nooneyouknow (33 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ooh, I LIKE this Batman and Cat Woman looks gorgeous.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:41 PM on June 1, 2013


I've been to 1972. It wasn't a lot of fun.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:42 PM on June 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nice.
posted by Artw at 5:51 PM on June 1, 2013


I agree. I spent most of 1972 shitting in my pants.
posted by sexymofo at 5:51 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can dig it.
posted by entropicamericana at 5:59 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Batman would spend his later years battling a new, even more sinister enemy: Emphysema.
posted by 4ster at 5:59 PM on June 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


This is cool, But I can't figure out what's going on. Is this just an artist's concept, or is this a real project that is actually "coming soon"?
posted by ericost at 6:02 PM on June 1, 2013


Definitely needs this Batmobile.
posted by mcmile at 6:05 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I suspect it's a follow up to the recent Batman 1966 digital-only comic.
posted by kewb at 6:05 PM on June 1, 2013


Or not. Second link seems to show it's a fan project; depends what he means when he calls it a "pitch."
posted by kewb at 6:07 PM on June 1, 2013


I agree. I spent most of 1972 shitting in my pants.

Me too, and I had just graduated from college...
posted by jim in austin at 6:10 PM on June 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Seems a lot like Aronofsky Batman.
posted by Artw at 6:11 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


So, apparently Catwoman is dead at the moment. No, I don't particularly care or expect it to stick either.
posted by Artw at 6:14 PM on June 1, 2013


As the artist (Francesco Francavilla) has actually worked on Detective Comics, he's more than a fan. No one is better placed to make such a pitch.

Looks great, especially Jim Gordon.
posted by zompist at 6:16 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Interstate'76 was one of the best games of the 90s; it captured the era perfectly and was the right mix of simulator and arcade game for its mechanic and goals.

What I am saying is that Arkham City was shite, and I would play the fuck out of Batman'72.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:17 PM on June 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Picturing a movie with the aesthetics of the Beastie Boys video for Sabotage makes me a million kinds of happy.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 6:31 PM on June 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


I find little to disapprove of here.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:40 PM on June 1, 2013


I've been to 1972. It wasn't a lot of fun.

You know how drag queens say that they're not trying to be real women, they're trying to be their idealized fantasy of women? Stuff like this is 1970s drag.
posted by DecemberBoy at 6:42 PM on June 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Is this thrown where he teams up with Earth-3 Jack Anderson to take down Nixon?
posted by PlusDistance at 6:53 PM on June 1, 2013


Catwoman and Riddler but no Joker, Penguin, Bane or Ra's Al Ghul? This concept still needs a lot of fleshing out.

And I don't see any logical path between Batman 1966 (the Adam West version) and this.

But I can imagine Robin gone Totally Disco (although '72 is a little early for it)
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:58 PM on June 1, 2013


I love this. Life on Gotham. Batman gets run over when Robin accidentally throws the Batmobile in reverse and he wakes up in 1972.
posted by arcticseal at 7:05 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


And I don't see any logical path between Batman 1966 (the Adam West version) and this.

Come on, it's obvious. This is the "serious" spinoff the network made to compete with "Mannix" and "MacMillan and Wife". In fact, The New Batman Mystery Hour airs alternately with those, and "Columbo".
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:05 PM on June 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


bwow wokita! bwow wokita!

bu bu dah DUN!

Who is the man, that would risk his neck for his Robin, man?
BAT!

Can you dig it?


He's a complicated Bat, and no one understands him but his Catwo-man.

Bat-Man!

They say this Bat is a mean motherfu SHUT YOUR MOUTH.

Just talkin' about Bat.
posted by Smedleyman at 7:08 PM on June 1, 2013 [11 favorites]


To be clear, 1972 is as much Disco as 2001 was Facebook. Different eras entirely.

And I don't see any logical path between Batman 1966 (the Adam West version) and this.

This is the seven year old kid who believed in Adam West Batman now thirteen and gone all cynical. At least, that's how it was for me. Though truth be told, I just gave up Batman altogether. Not just a comic book character, comical.
posted by philip-random at 7:15 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


What I am saying is that Arkham City was shite, and I would play the fuck out of Batman'72.

I'm so very disappointed the rumor that Rocksteady was making a Silver-Age Batman sequel turned out to be wrong.
posted by straight at 7:23 PM on June 1, 2013


I love Catwoman. I mean, really love her. It's period pitch-perfect.
posted by immlass at 8:35 PM on June 1, 2013


Also see Batman, 1935 and Crimson Harvest. Whee!
posted by gamera at 10:10 PM on June 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, wait, should have linked to this Batman 1935 image, too. I think it's my favorite. And yeah, I love that 1972 Catwoman too.
posted by gamera at 10:19 PM on June 1, 2013


Francavilla's "The Black Beetle" is one of my favourite comics right now - he nails the pulp/Shadow vibe really well. I think he'd pull The Batman comic back to it's roots, and maybe influence future issues/ideas. I'll admit I'm biased as The Shadow has always been a hit with me - a few neat powers and/or gadgets and a lot of menace and heavy plots. And style, oh so much style. Maybe that's what a lot of comics lack for me, these days. If this becomes a real series, he's got my money.
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:19 AM on June 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


As cool as Rockabilly Batman.
posted by nushustu at 5:17 AM on June 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I still prefer the Neal Adams' version of 1972 Batman.
posted by Bron at 9:11 AM on June 2, 2013


If Erica Gavin is Batgirl, sign me up!
posted by jonp72 at 10:31 AM on June 2, 2013


Holy Hell Yes!
posted by djrock3k at 3:53 PM on June 2, 2013


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