Tue
Nov 16 2010 2:18pm

Whitechapel Steampunks The Batman and it is Awesome

Le Magnifique Bat Man by Michael NelsenWarren Ellis regularly throws out remake/remodel challenges to the talent gathered on the Whitechapel forum, and this latest one is turning into quite a doozy: Steampunk Batman.

From Ellis's explanatory text:

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.

[...]

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.

The creation above, by Michael Nelsen, is but one of the many steampunk movie posters assembled.

Here's a handful more of our favorites from the challenge. See them all (and MUCH more) in full-size at the above Steampunk Batman link:

The Batman Meets Der Golem by Ken Miller

The Batman Meets Der Golem by Ken Miller

The Surprisingly Rapid Descent of That Most Magnificent Bat-Like Gentleman! by Geof Banyard

The Surprisingly Rapid Descent of That Most Magnificent Bat-Like Gentleman! by Geof Banyard

The Batman—Battlefield Mannequin: Road To Mafeking by Neil Ford

3 comments
Mark Lopez
1. mark_a_lopez
Can't go anywhere without seeing something Steampunk...but hey, at least it's Batman. Very cool.
Wanderlust Scarlett
3. Wanderlust Scarlett
Absolutely love it; tremendous!!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

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