Joe Quinones Pitched A Batman ’89 Comic


Check out some art work from the Batman ’89 Comic that could’ve been

The world of Batman ’66 got it’s own pretty cool comic book run recently, and it might make you wonder if other Batman movies or shows would work in a comic book format. Well, Joe Quinones had an idea for a comic completely based in the world of Tim Burton’s Batman, called Batman ’89. He spoke about the pitch on his blog, which was ultimately passed on by DC:

"Above is a bunch of proof of concept art I did for a Batman miniseries pitch Kate Leth and I put together last year.Inspired by DC’s recent Batman ‘66 series, our story would have picked up the threads left by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. We would have seen the return of Selina Kyle/ Catwoman as well as introductions to ‘Burton-verse’ versions of Robin, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.It also would have showcased the turn of Billy Dee Williams’ Harvey Dent into Two-Face.We had a lot of fun ideas for the series overall, but in the end it was turned down. Regardless, these were fun a lot of fun to draw and Kate and I got to bond over our love of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman.Meow."

You can see some of the art work for the Batman ’89 series that never was below:

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Batman ’89 certainly would’ve been a unique take, and I’d love to see even more modern Batman villains like Bane in this style. All hope is not lost though, it might just not have been the right time. I mean, Batman ’66 just happened, that’s like 50 years after the Adam West TV show. Hopefully it won’t be as long, but I could totally see waiting a few years, then this idea or something similar to it being pitched again and it being given a shot.