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Batman No. 25 by AlexGarner Batman No. 25 by AlexGarner
My variant cover to Batman #25.

Not my best art but perhaps my personal favorite composition to date. My editor's only requirement was that I couldn't explicitly show Batman's first generation costume which certainly made this assignment a tricky puzzle to work out. Had a lot of fun with this one.

In this Zero Year storyline, Batman is just starting his crime-fighting career and having to deal with a Gotham City in blackout prior to a major storm; lots of police zeppelins cruising the sky on lookout. The negative space the city and Batman are framing is a more abstract nod to the villain's name and looming danger ahead. 


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:iconbenthehyena:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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:iconcannicuspalentine345:
CannicusPalentine345 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"He's the hero Gotham deserves, and also the Hero it needs.  Beware people of the night, for your feast on the fears of the fearful and innocent is nearly over.  From this moment forth...none of you are safe."

A Dark Knight if ever I saw one, great job!   
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
He commands respect this way.
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:iconzebmachine:
ZebMachine Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great..!!
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:iconocioproduction:
OcioProduction Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woah dat skull!! compliments
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:iconbraidonmonette:
braidonmonette Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
I love the "wholeness" of this one I hate doing backgrounds but you turned it into part of the art instead of filler great stuff!!
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I hate backgrounds too so this one was unique for me.
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:iconearthward:
earthward Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Niiiice, I love the skull/blimps thing. 
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:iconmarcokruk:
MarcoKruk Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is fucking epic Dude!
Is this also in print available?
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:iconvillalobosdstudios:
VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Epic
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:iconshawneigh:
Shawneigh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Batman!!! :D
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:icontiancum:
Tiancum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love that the zeppelins form a skull with the negative space. very cool concept, and very artistically done all around. *fav* as usual.
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:iconeatoman:
eatoman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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:icontheterriblezodin:
theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words.
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:iconbmlulu:
BMLulu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love the perspective and coloring. A lot of drama in this one. Good stuff.
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:iconcloudedjourney:
cloudedjourney Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
How I missed the police Zeppelins! Well done Alex!
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:iconelarek:
elarek Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Amazing! I love that skull from zeppelins!
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:iconbatmanthedarkknight3:
BatmanTheDarkKnight3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Aw man, I love this, this should have been the actual variant cover for #25. Well done man, this is just beautiful artwork. Great Job!
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish I'd seen this before I got issue 25. 
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:icondrajaddije:
drajaddije Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I Love It..
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:iconzupay-wekufe:
zupay-wekufe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing.
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:icongregkmk:
GregKmk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Its look amazing and I think its very good.
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:iconlutenant-cheeta-fang:
Awesome!
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:icontheloganmiller:
TheLoganMiller Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Classy
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:iconhelghastpredator:
HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconryanmcmurry:
RyanMcMurry Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I always liked the composition with how you fit the skull shape in there.
Very cool
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:iconmort-aura:
Mort-Aura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome composition <3

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:iconkurrypai012:
kurrypai012 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Lovely!
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:iconchristytortland:
ChristyTortland Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The composition is stunning! Definitely one of my favorite pieces of yours! :) 
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:iconroythebatfan:
RoYtHeBaTfAn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Awesome!!
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Artist
Genius! very cool idea!
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:iconshulkie:
Shulkie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
It's an awesome cover piece and I love the red smoke around the bottom of him. Nicely done with the zeppelins and buildings to show a skull image. Awesome job with the red and white lighting on his face and body. Gotta love this covers you do so well.
would love to see a Wonder Woman pic, too, someday:love:
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GODZREAPER23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the way the buildings form a skull
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circathomas05 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice! I noticed the fingers on the closest hand seem a little "flat," in terms of hand structure. BUUUUUUT, since you're amazing, what do I know? :)
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Love the design!  Blimps?!?!  Too cool!
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You know how I love skull blimps!!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Everyone knows and they all generally know to keep quiet about it. 
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This isn't a private conversation?
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a3a3a3 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good Work :D
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Amazing art pic <3Love :happybounce: Heart La la la la 
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:iconkimsokol:
kimsokol Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't get over what a clever conceptual composition this is, and how well it works on every level.  Incredible work.
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconserghad:
Serghad Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
best Batman I've seen for a veeeeeery long time!
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Looks great.
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:iconjfmam:
Jfmam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This is really cool!
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:icontrueseb:
TrueSeb Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
The backgroun with the zeppelins evokes the logo of the Punisher, is it a hazard?
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:iconaskme-die:
askme-die Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
has anyone else noticed that the picture contains a skull?pikachu roll head plz 
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:iconstilldormant:
StillDormant Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
It made me think of the Punisher
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:iconaskme-die:
askme-die Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha It does!
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:iconjoshawafrost:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bad ass!!!
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