Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Batman and The All-New Outsiders



This was the 201st B&B cover I made, That's one more issue than the actual series ran, so I wanted to do something special. My first thought was to do a version of one of my all time favorite covers, All-Star Squadron #1:

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My idea was to have Batman forming a new team. Now, who to populate it with? Well I started two of my favorite characters in their funkiest looks: Iron Man With A Nose (who spawned IMWAN, a fantastic forum), and Silver Age Adult Robin (I love that costume!). For their potential teammates, I just want down my list of charactes that I wanted to get to but hadn't yet. I can't say the will never get their own appearance, but at least I could cameo them here. I think Batman could pick a great team out of these candidates.

That Adult Robin costume is so crazy that it's cool to me. In addition to the Franco sketch from yesterday, I commissioned Bret Breeding and Andy Smith to illustrate their versions of Dick Grayson's grey togs:

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10 comments:

Jim Ryan said...

If you're serious about characters on this cover eventually teaming up with Batman, here's a vote for Red Sonja. I'm surprised Sabrina the Teenage Witch hadn't made it into the preliminaries on the table and wall, but who knows what may happen...

Ross said...

Red Sonja is a character that has stymied me, I just can't get a cover to work to my satisfaction. One of these days....

John said...

I love the Earth-2 Robin costume as well. I always thought it a shame that when DC Direct put out the action figure, it was wearing the Red/Yellow/Green outfit. Long live the Grey/Yellow/Blue!

Ross said...

You are clearly a man of exquisite taste!

Laurie said...

Congrats on posting the blessed issue # 201! Please keep it up!

Cabin Campbell said...

All Star Squadron, my favorite comic book ever! Truly you've made something really special with this one.
BTW yes I agree with your assessment of the Earth-2 Robin uniform.

Anonymous said...

The sight of Chance Falconer in that line-up is going to have me smiling for the rest of the day.

EM

Ross said...

Leave it to Chance was such a fantastic series, it's a shame it is no appreciated as much as it should be. I'd love to see Chance's adventures animated some day.

Ed Catto said...

Would love to see a Chance Team-up. And I too just dig that Robin of Earth 2 costume so very much!

c lue said...

I haven't read his stories, so when I see this costume I always think Adult Silver Age Robin is you, Ross.

Props to IMWAN, too!

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