Yesterday DC had a pretty big press roll-out of next spring’s Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne series, with writer Grant Morrison talking about the series with USA Today (Here’s The Source announcement, with a link to the interview).
Part of that announcement included releasing artist Andy Kubert’s designs for some of the period costumes Batman would be donning while traveling through time.
Here’s his caveman Batman:
Back in February, I did a goofy little post on Blog@Newsarama.com in which I pretended to have found Morrison’s notes on Batman: Year One Million B.C.*, and included this costume design:
Okay, obviously Kubert’s is about one million times cooler, and about ten million times better drawn (Jesus, I gave Batman’s right foot six toes and some kinda monkey thumb), but note the bat-symbol on each of our prehistoric Batman designs.
Of course, mine specified that the bat was a living bat tied across Batman’s chest, whereas Kubert’s Batman is wearing a dead one.
—One more thought on that Earth One deal: When the long talked about, apparently well underway Adam Hughes All-Star Wonder Wonder project is completed and ready for publication, will it still be All-Star Wonder Woman, or will it become Wonder Woman: Earth One?
—I dug this post on Comics Should Be Good showing seven different comic book companies’ seven different takes on Hercules, star of Marvel’s best superhero comic. I was quite surprised to see the Gold Key’s The Mighty Hercules, which looks so much like Bruce Timm’s work I would assume it was Timm’s, were it not for the 12-cent price. (Here’s another; Timm seems to have learned to draw his pretty girls from someone or somewhere else, but that Herc totally looks just like his Superman and Batman).
Oh, and the A-Plus Comics cover, in which Herc and the Nemean Lion are cuddling, is pretty sweet too.
—Hey Columbus readers, recognize either of the names in the byline for this Paste magazine best of the decade list?
*Note: This is still an awesome title. Think One Million Years B.C., but with Batman, fighting dinosaurs.