Back in July, we showed you a gallery depicting Batman: Gotham Crusaders, an original creation of artist Phil Cho. We got a look at Cho’s version of the Dark Knight and company over the span of six hypothetical seasons. It as a job well done, and I still wish it was real.
Cho has once again shown his love for Batman with a new gallery called “Batman of the Ages.” The title pretty much explains it all. Ranging from 1939 to today, Cho has drawn some of the most iconic versions of the Caped Crusader. Here are some highlights.
Here is Batman as he looked in his debut from Detective Comics #27 in 1939. To this day, I still can’t understand the reasoning of the purple gloves. When you are wearing almost all black and grey to hide in the shadows, bright purple doesn’t really fit the motif.
While he is still sporting the classic suit of the 1960s TV show, I do like the little change Cho made, rendering this version of Adam West a tad more in shape thanks to the cape and cowl.
June 23rd, 1989, was a game changer for me when Michael Keaton brought Batman to the big screen. When I think of Batman, THIS is the first image in my head, which makes this my favorite piece in the series.
You can check out the rest of the Batmen in the gallery below, and all of Cho’s work can be found on his gallery page here.
So what do you think? Which of these is your favorite? Is there a version you wish was included but wasn’t? Let me know on Twitter or ready your Shark Repellent Bat Spray (which is also my punk band name) in the comments below.
ALL IMAGES: Phil Cho/DeviantArt