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Batman - Detective Comics by ShadesOfEarth Batman - Detective Comics by ShadesOfEarth
A vote incentive for my comic, Earthsong [link] , this appeared there on Sept 9th, 2012 along with this description:

"You might have noticed on the internets that it was the 20th anniversary of Batman the Animated Series last week. This makes me feel OLD. It also made me a bit nostalgic as I consider the Animated version of Batman to be "MY" Batman, if you know what I mean. All the other incarnations are interesting in their own right, but that one is canon in my head. But that doesn't mean I don't like mucking around with his costume design/character myself ;)

I wanted to mash up the 1920's and Batman - say he had been a private eye (keeping with the vigilante aspect of him) back then, what would he look like? I think he'd have kept the mask and the anonymity, but not the cape and cowl. His nickname "the Batman" would have been a press creation inspired by the odd double feathered fedora that he wore. Maybe the extra feather had been stuck in there by the Joker as a gag or maybe even the Penguin during a tussle and he decided to keep it once the press started calling him Batman.

I have obviously put simultaneously too much and too little thought into this. "
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26qq308 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Batman looks really cool. XD Hard boiled 1920s Batman!
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not a huge Batman fan, but I agree with you that Kevin Conroy is THE BATMAN! I like Adam West too, but Conroy is the Batman I'll ever think as cool!
DonSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Does he have gadgets?
ShadesOfEarth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Definitely! They're a quintessential part of the Batman character :D I didn't think of any era-specific ones though, since they weren't going to show in the art.
Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heehee This made me giggle then and it has succeeded in doing so again now. :giggle:
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