Poodle Skirts!: Batman Characters Reimagined In 1950's

May 25, 2012


Note: I feel like I'm near death today guys (just in time for a holiday weekend!), so bear with me. At one point this morning I even saw the light at the end of the tunnel. It...looked like flames.

This is a series of sketches from Italian artist Denis Medri of Batman characters reimagined as rockabilly ones from the 1950's. Let's all go to the sock hop and cut a rug or whatever! Then we can swing by the soda fountain for a root beer float. No? You just want to make out in the back of my dad's Chevy at Makeout Point? WELL NO THANKS. My parents raised me right so I'm saving myself for marriage somebody more attractive.

Hit the jump for a bunch more characters, most of which capture the 50's better than this one but how am I not gonna put Batman on the cover of a Batman related post? He'd batarang me in the nuts!










Thanks to bb, who made me promise her a poodle skirt for the tip. FINE -- but I get a letter jacket.

  • Sebastian Ibarra


  • QuirkyKiwi

    Catwoman and Harley Quinn are great!

  • Leah

    that is pretty much what catwoman looked like ... but in purple

  • ...Team L.A. Zen & a55holes.com is so happy our friend Lara Kobe Priganica turned us on to this site... :D !YAAAAAAY! :D

  • Killer Croc would have been fun to see

  • MightyShakaZulu

    DC! Make this a reality, PLEASE!!!

  • I'd love seeing this as a four-part comic even - with a graphic novel later release. So many possibilities. Might even come off more like a throwback Batman Beyond (if that makes any sense).

  • AdamCoates

    aaaaaaaaaaaand Commissioner Gordon looks exactly the same.

  • RadXCor

    Am I the only person that noticed that Two-face is half man half Fred Krueger? He even has the sweater. Also, I would read these comics. Harley Quin and Cat woman look awesome.

  • Renee Krys J

    lol i thought the same thing i was like wait isnt that freddy...now can you agree that poison ivy looks like an angry lunch lady?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I just like how the title makes it seem like at least one person doesn't know that Batman has been around since the end of the 30's.

    Oh, and why do so many of these characters have red/dirty noses!?

  • It *was* the 1950s, they did a lot of drinking back then.

  • Obviously that was what people looked like in the 50's. Duh.

  • $18922249

    The Joker looks like the nerdy kid from Sixteen Candles.

  • So they are plumbers by day?

  • No, thats mario and luigi.

  • all the good guys are carrying tubing for weapons, and/or wearing mechanic/plumber jumpsuits. Even Gordon.

  • BMan56

    Cool. Where's Scarecrow?

  • $15762351

    Funny how the actual Batman comics drawn in the actual 1950s looked nothing like what this 2012 dude figures the 1950s looked like. Still, cool sketches.

  • GirlFromSpace

    Robin looks Dean Venture.

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