If Only Comics: Gerard Way’s Batman

Published On June 22, 2013 | By Richard Bruton | Animation, Comics

Former My Chemical Romance frontman and talented comic writer Gerard Way is currently writing The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys over at Dark Horse. His previous comics work was the really interesting, decidedly Morrison-esque Umbrella Academy. But last week we found out via Way’s Twitter that there were grand plans for a Batman series from DC, that got as far as approval from DC and preliminary sketch work from Way.

Obviously a slightly more bizarre take on the caped crusader than many would be used to, it sadly fell by the wayside, with the singer unable to find the time to write the series. However, Way’s days may be a little quieter now, so there’s always the chance he could return to it. Unlikely perhaps, but who knows. For now we can just look at the prelim artwork and think… if only…

Cover art to an approved DC comics proposal for a “Vertigo” Batman limited series.Never got to write it. Sadface

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Batman study:

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… and Robin:

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More under the cut…

Penguin (the honourable judge):

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Two-Face:

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Batman:

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Joker:

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I’m Mr. Freeze!I like to dress up as my dead wife in armor I sculpted out of scrap-metal from her car accident!

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

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