Saturday, May 26, 2012

GREASE IS THE WORD: Batman Characters Re-imagined As 1950's Rockabillies

Milkshakes, Chevy cars, comic stores and jukeboxes. Yip, 1950's America was a pretty happening scene. Now Italian artist Denis Medri has taken today's hippest place to be, Gotham City, and flung it's star residents back to the 50's era - reimagined in the style of Rockabilly. As Nightwing, Robin and Joker show above, it doesn't leave them looking like squares either. Here's more proof;

Click to enlarge, and scope out that far-out detail! While Catwoman's redesign isn't too far from some of her previous garb's, Batman actually suits this era pretty swell-like. Don't you miss those alternate reality Elseworlds specials DC used to do?

My man the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon and even Alfred, get 'updated' to the 50's here. Come to think of it, Batgirl's redesign could actually work  as today's look as well!

 What do you think?  To see more of Gotham given the once-over, including Penguin, Bane, Poison Ivy and the all-important Bat-mobile, visit Denis Medri's online gallery after the jump!


  1. brilliant idea here, simply brilliant. Now this would look like a cool episode or series of episodes with this artwork set during this time period.

    Like cool daddy-o!

  2. Thanks Dale, glad you liked it too. Didn't Batman Beyond have Joker as a bikie gang? That concept could fit nicely into this world as well.

  3. Yeah it would. I can easily see the art-team behind the old X-Men Evolution and Wolverine and the X-Men handling the art for this series.

  4. Amazingly artistic! Cartoon comics making is not an easy thing that can be done in one night of takes time...inspiration, passion and talent.

  5. It sure does ILF - thanks for the comments!