P:R Redesign: Joe H.’s Adam West as Batman “Year One”

Note: Most artists here use pencil, pen or digital devices to get their ideas out in the open, but Joe H. is doing his with fabric, thread and toys. Joe H. describes this as his “What If? Design” of Adam West-as-Batman from the 1960s, Year One style. Joe tells us “This is the Batman that cleaned up Gotham’s streets of all the big freaks like Blockbuster, Clayface, Killer Croc, Bane, Man-Bat and Hugo Strange’s Monster Men.” You can see elements of the later Adam West Batman costume in Joe H.’s design here, and its an interesting exercise re-examining that particular branch of batman continuity like this. – Chris A.

8 comments on “P:R Redesign: Joe H.’s Adam West as Batman “Year One”
  1. I like that he clearly hasn’t yet learned how to stuff all of his equipment into a single, improbably compact belt.

  2. cool, thanks for the feature. This is my favorite custom redesign of Batman that I have done so far. I seem ot keep going back to him and do revisions. This one was mostly to try out the blue suit, inspired by the dvd box art for the Adam West Bat-Movie.

  3. I like how from the front the nose looks sorta like it’s pointing upwards like a real bat nose would. Sadly, that’s the only thing I like about the design. At least it looks like a neat toy.

  4. I really like this. Makes me daydream about what the episodes would’ve looked like. Maybe Ernest Borgnine as Killer Croc…

  5. The only thing I don’t really like about this is the gloves. The color there looks off. Also, I would’ve liked to have seen a little more Adam West influence here and a little less Year One (too gritty), but over all it is remarkably well detailed and an impressive design.

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