GLAM ROCK BATMAN
I’ve mentioned before that the internet could do a lot worse than take a year off of redesigning Batman and his rogues gallery but, at the same time, it’s almost irresistibly compelling. I get it, the entire cast is a mass of grotesque caricatures so simple in their excess that any template works. D&D Batman. Supermarket Batman. All the Batman villains as different ice cream treats. It all works.
Y’know, in a manner of speaking, anyway. I still don’t get how the very popular “Rockabilly Batman” is supposed to function: His murdered parents left him a garage, he’s a grease monkey not a millionaire, I’m pretty sure that’s actually just a different character. You’ve seen the one where it’s Batman and all his villains except they’re all students at the same high school? I’m not grokking that one either - there’s a teenage Two-Face? There’s a 15-year old kid with acid burns over half his body and he his whole thing is being a criminal mastermind instead of having the Make-A-Wish Foundation on speed dial? Does teenage Joker kill whole auditoriums full of fellow students? Oh, Poison Ivy’s a cheerleader. Teen Croc eating hesh kids out behind the dumpsters. America’s high schools could use a refreshing dose of students killing other students. Fun concept.
Anyway, Glam Rock Batman. I won’t lie, I sketched out Glam Rock Robin, Batgirl, Joker and Penguin. We’re all sick, it’s an epidemic.