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Warren Ellis posted this art challenge on the forum for his webcomic FreakAngels:

Immerse yourself in the era of Steampunk, and the coal-fired industrial nightmare of Gotham, where is set the popular silent films concerning The Batman. Or even The Bat-Man, if you prefer.

There have been several such moving pictures to date, with titles like

THE MAGNIFICENT BAT-MAN
BATMAN RESPLENDENT
BATMAN, A FORMIDABLE CHAP INDEED
THE DARK KNIGHT, SPLENDID

and the like.

Your task is to design a poster, suitable for placement outside a cinematheque or other theatre, regarding one of these films. There are several in the series I have not mentioned, and you are of course free to make those up. I mean, use them wisely.

You have one week. Commence.

-- W


Various highlights sprang out at me:

  • This title -

    THE AMAZINGLY WELL-EQUIPPED BAT-MAN AND THE CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY THE NEFARIOUS RIDDLE-GIVING SCOUNDREL


  • This movie-poster-style title intro -

    Can Lord Batman save his latest Catamite & the British Empire from the unquenchable depravities of THE ELECTRIC GHANDI?


  • This tagline -

    DURING WHICH SOME THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BROKEN ARE BROKEN


  • This comment from a reader -

    Not sure which I like more: Robin with muttonchops, or Batman with spats.


  • and this, not a full poster but a piece I really like.


  • The whole thread is worth a read through. Check it out.
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