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Francisco Francavilla’s 1930s-era Batman

Artist Francisco Francavilla has been tearing up the comics scene as of late. He’s balancing two ongoing gigs on the Big Two’s dark super-heroes — Batman in Detective Comics for DC and Black Panther: The Man Without Fear at Marvel — and still keeps up a healthy sideline of pin-ups, cover work and some great art online.

The above piece of art is concept art for a pitch Francavilla says he’s been working on some time. At this point it’s speculative as to if this will ever see the lite of day in a published comic, but we can all dream … can’t we?



Simon DelMonte

March 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

If only DC still did Elseworlds.

Should have been the First Wave batman.

Amen Simon. I miss stuff like this.

I agree with the previous posters, Elseworlds rocked!

Batman debuted in 1939, making him a 30’s character already. Why can’t they ever use his original look? It was striking enough.

(That said, the above designs and art are pretty good.)

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