The Batman saga takes place primarily in the fictional municipality of Gotham City, a city overrun with crime, graft, and corruption. Its citizens live in perpetual fear from the vast number of criminals, gangs and common thugs. In an effort to combat the cancerous infection of crime, billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne creates the costumed persona of the Batman to prey on the superstitious and cowardly criminals’ fears.
Wayne, a young socialite who witnessed his parents’ murder during a mugging when he was a small child, used his trauma and vast personal wealth to travel the world and gain the skills needed to wage his war on crime. Batman utilizes his keen analytical mind and sophisticated technology and gadgetry, as well as outstanding physical agility, power and stamina to ensure that criminals never feel safe in Gotham, and are always afraid of the dark at night.
In the eyes of the public, the Batman is believed to be both an urban legend and something more than human: an indeterminable black specter that represents terror. Wayne reasoned that fear was his weakness as a child, but as a man, it became his weapon.
Canadian comic book artist Jason Fabok brings us this particularly menacing take on the ever growling Dark Knight:
This one came out round about the time that the latest Batman movie, Dark Knight was first released and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only cartoonist to use the “dark night” wordplay, that’s for sure!
Still, I kind of like the brush stroke colouring on the Batman screen panel. The rest of it though is pretty much “ugh” as per usual! :P
As for the Batman mythos itself. Let me just say that the Dark Knight has long been my favourite comic book character and I’m so pleased that the live action movies finally got back on track and caught up with the quality stuff that the animated universe has been putting out for years already!