Batman and Abraham Lincoln VS John Wilkes Booth
I’m convinced people exactly like me are making cartoons these days.
Faithfully adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, BATMAN LIVE focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero – the mysterious vigilante known as Batman, much to the dismay of his protective guardian, billionaire Bruce Wayne, whom the audience knows is secretly Batman. This dynamic triangle resolves itself in a non-stop thrill-ride across Gotham City that transforms Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into the legendary crime-fighters, Batman and Robin. The adventure transports the audience from the Big Top of Haly’s Circus to the depths of Arkham Asylum, and from the glittering peaks of the Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge to the subterranean wonders that await inside the Batcave.
Batman Live! I’m going tonight at The Staples Center!
I’ve held onto this secret for a few months now, but I can finally talk about it since the issue is out on shelves. One of Gotham’s newest villains is based on me! This appears on the first page of Batman and Robin #10.
I’ve known the penciller, Patrick Gleason, for over 10 years now. He mentioned he was working on new concepts for Batman villains and then asked me if I’d like to be one. Naturally I told him “WHAT!? ARE YOU SERIOUS!? IS THIS REAL LIFE??? HELL YEAH I DO!!!”, but I never knew he’d actually do it.
The original pencils resembled me more precisely, but needed to be changed up to be grittier for the streets of Gotham. The panel shows the character having survived a self inflicted batarang to the skull, leaving him with a lazy eye and incoherent speech. He also smokes, which I do not. But, in Gotham City, I guess I just don’t give a fuck.
Follow Patrick’s blog http://patrickgleasonart.blogspot.com/ and read the new 52’s Batman and Robin. The first trade just came out recently… I still can’t believe I’m in a fucking Batman comic, its so surreal. Thanks Pat!