P:R Redesign: More of Denis Medri’s 1950s Rockabilly Batman Series!

Note: After wowing us earlier this year with his stunning rockabilly redesign of Batman and the assorted characters of Gotham City, Denis Medri returns for a victory lap by showcasing his designs in several action shots and illustrations. You’ve seen the designs before — now see them in action! – Chris A.

 

24 comments on “P:R Redesign: More of Denis Medri’s 1950s Rockabilly Batman Series!
  1. I like that image of Bats leaping from the fire escape. It’s a standard trope for these rooftop vigilantes, but that imagery doesn’t get old for me. I prefer that kind of action more than swinging via grappling hooks.

    My second fave is a tie between the Catwoman pinup and the Bane-Robin matchup. Betty Page and luchadores play up to the theatricality of this rockabilly aesthetic. Harley Quinn’s greaser carhop is nice, too, but I wish here skates were more prominent.

  2. None of these do anything less than make me jealous this only exists as a story in Denis’s head. I want to read all of this, even the quiet of moments of Bruce and Alfred working in the garage

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  4. Samatict: I like that image of Bats leaping from the fire escape.

    I like it too, but I think it jars with the rest of the design, which gives me more of a West Coast vibe than that really East Coast image. Otherwise, it’s as awesome as it ever was.

  5. I rarely believe people when say theyd buy the book or blah blah blah, but yea, I’d buy this book. How do we go about getting this done? Petition? E-mail DC? Write in?

  6. I love his Bruce/Batman,there is such an added air of confidence and composure to him in this redesign.I also agree with dnwilliams the roof jumping pic gives me an Ny vibe as opposed to the L.A. vibe the style evokes.

  7. If DC had any sense at all, they would be giving Medri tons of money to do an elseworlds series centered around Rockabilly Batman.

  8. Forget comic book, this is the perfect Batman movie reboot. Mad Men lead guy as Bruce Wayne/RockabillyBat

  9. dnwilliams:
    I like it too, but I think it jars with the rest of the design, which gives me more of a West Coast vibe than that really East Coast image.

    JSG: I also agree with dnwilliams the roof jumping pic gives me an Ny vibe as opposed to the L.A. vibe the style evokes.

    Huh. I’ve always associated the greaser look with the Northeast (Chicago, New York), so other than Bane’s Mexican Lucha Libre look, I’m not getting West Coast or Los Angeles off of these. I also associate Rockabilly itself more towards the Southern states, so none of this is giving me a Pacific vibe (well, maybe the Joker’s Hawaiian shirt, but that’s a stretch). I’m curious what about the drawings is registering as Western U.S. Is it just an association with “Rebel Without A Cause” (which was set in Los Angeles)?

  10. I think Chicago is a good enough location for this Batman. We can just go and say Joker moved over from LA and kept his look

  11. Well for me these pictures just seem to draw my mind to an L.A. setting.The garage pic seems like a scene from a movie in L.A..The art style reminds me of big mural paintings,that I relate to Los Angeles.I don’t if these murals are very common to L.A.,but I feel as though they are.But hey I’m from Chicago so I could be dead wrong.

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