Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Batman and The Defenders (The Movie!)



This cover comes about as the result of a conversation in the comments section.  I liked the idea of a live-action Defenders team, but I still wanted to honor the cross-company aspect f this blog.  With that in mind, I added in Batman - because Batman goes with everybody!  Justice League may have missed the mark, but I'm thinking this could be a true blockbuster!

Batman and The Defenders met in a more traditional comic way back in my B&B: The Lost Issues days...

20 comments:

harry bean said...

replacing namor with man from atlantis pure genius

AirDave said...

;) Awesome! But who's that "cos-player"? Everybody knows Batman was played by Adam West. HA! Just kidding. I love the photo covers that show live action adaptations. It's a shame Patrick Duffy's Namor, The Sub-Mariner was all too quickly canceled... ;)

Alaric Shapli said...

Since Nighthawk was originally based on Batman, it works. But, where's Val?

Mike Shirley said...

The Batman/Nighthawk connection is definitely a great subtle homage. And thanks for the Man from Atlantis nod! Glad to know my terrible ideas are still inspirational XD

Linneman said...

Fantastic! This looks awesome and could be a great movie.

Aaron Ramos said...

Is that the T1000 playing Silver Surfer?

Ross said...

It is indeed!

Matthew said...

I remember all of these fondly, except the Silver Surfer. Where is his image from?

Isaac said...

Great cover Ross, but why not use a Silver Surfer image from the FF movie?

Cary Comic said...

@Matt and Isaac: That's an adaptation of Robert Patrick's T-1000 character (from TERMINATOR 2) in polymimetic alloy form. Ross probably couldn't find a solo image of the Silver Surfer from FF2 (just promotional group shots). So, he improvised with the next best thing. And, brilliantly so, I might add!

I think the Man from Atlantis filling in for Namor (opposite Peter Hooten's Dr. Strange and Lou Ferrigno's Hulk) is equally brilliant. Which leaves me just one question: is that the Keaton Batman or the Bale Batman?

Glenn Host said...

The decision to trim length and forced director change certainly hurt the Justice League but "missing the mark" is due to some were pushing for it to be something it was not intending on being. It hit the mark a lot better than Iron Man 2 & Thor 2.

Dale Bagwell said...

Clever, very,very clever cover there Ross. Love it. Well-done sir. More like this please.

And yes, Batman does seem to go with everything, just like the color black ;)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Glenn. JUSTICE LEAGUE THE MOVIE certainly hammered the crap out of THOR: RAGNAROK as far as I'm concerned!

Cary Comic said...

What Glenn and Anon said.

Cary Comic said...

P.S @ Alaric: she was probably still just a gleam in Odin's good eye.

Anonymous said...

COVER OF THE MONTH!

jack-el said...

...i agree with everyone else, this is a great cover for the "Defenders Initiative"...
...but what happened to David Hasselhoff's 'Nick Fury'???
Ross you are the best...

Mike Shirley said...

@jack-el --
Nick Fury has never really been associated with the Defenders so he'd be out of place in this one. Plus as Ross pointed out, it's a crossover themed blog so Batman is the better choice (and as mentioned, Batman filling in as Nighthawk counterpart is a perfect twist)

Mike Shirley said...

Though as a future photo movie cover, Nick Fury vs James Bond (Dawn of Bondsmen, perhaps?)
Or Ron Ely's Doc Savage with Reb Brown's Captain America or Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman

Anonymous said...

@ Mike Shirley: Or, best of all, all three of the latter!

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