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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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: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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OcioProduction Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woah dat skull!! compliments
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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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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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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Epic
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Shawneigh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Batman!!! :D
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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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eatoman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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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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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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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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drajaddije Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I Love It..
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zupay-wekufe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing.
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GregKmk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its look amazing and I think its very good.
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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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kurrypai012 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Lovely!
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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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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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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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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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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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Jfmam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This is really cool!
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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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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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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bad ass!!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
very cool!
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Penzoom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Artist
That is awsome!
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