Fan-Art Saturday is what happens when I forget what day it is. Fan-Art Friday is a weekly feature at P:R, where artists pay tribute to fantastic official superhero redesigns with illustrations of their own. – D.T.
Suitably enough for our accidental Saturday post, this week we’re looking at Batman Beyond, as depicted by an all-star collection of P:R Pals (TM). I remember the first time I saw Batman Beyond in a comics magazine, months before the series debut. It seemed like such a radical departure from the gray and black urban camouflage Dark Knight I knew, with the now fully masked face, bright red wings, and the skinnier build of young new alter-ego, Terry McGinnis.
As a hardcore fan of Batman: The Animated Series (especially the redesigns from the “Gotham Knights” era), I wasn’t sure I could enjoy a “Future Batman” series, even though the combination of those two words has near-unbeatable awesomeness. (Note: “Robot Batman” beats it with one pointy-gauntleted metal arm its behind back.) The costume itself is brilliant in its minimalism, new abilities (flight, cloaking, etc.), clickwheel-like belt buckle control system, and the Dracula-esque red and black color scheme. In fact, my attempt at a Dick Grayson Batman redesign, (for Batman 2.0, here) was intended as a half-step towards the power and simplicity of this design.
Anyway, enough from me. Scroll on, comics fans!
Batman Beyond by Evan Shaner
Batman Beyond by Evan Bryce
Batman Beyond and Terry McGinnis by Cory Walker
Batman Beyond, Terry, Ace, & Bruce by Jemma Salume
Batman Beyond by Dan Hipp
And Nate Bellegarde obviously sent this Return of the Joker sketch in just to mock me for getting the day wrong. See you next time!