Updated! Gerard Way shares concept art for approved, unwritten Batman comic

June 3, 2013 by Cassie Whitt

Updated! Gerard Way shares concept art for approved, unwritten Batman comic

UPDATE: JUNE 3, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. EDT
The Eisner-winning writer has shared still more of his sketches from the unwritten series including ones of: Robin, Two Face, Penguin and the Riddler. View his takes on the classic characters, below. 


ORIGINAL POST: JUNE 2, 2013 at 8:20 p.m. ET
AP #300 cover star and co-designer Gerard Way was approved to write a limited Batman series under DC's Vertigo imprint roughly five years ago, he has revealed via tweets.

"They wanna put it out I just never have time to write it!" he told Mindless Self Indulgence frontman Jimmy Urine earlier this evening.

The former My Chemical Romance frontman revealed several of his concept sketches from the series, which include twisted spins on Batman, Mr. Freeze and the Joker, which you can view below.

The Batman series, which Way pitched to DC Comics in 2008, prior to the recording of both Conventional Weapons and Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, was set to feature six issues.

More on Way's Batman:

-"He only eats rats"

-"the inside of the cape has a massive drawing of a magical kingdom that he made up, like his version of Heaven"

-"He has ESP, can turn into a bat, and can see into the future, but only he knows about these powers"

More on Way's Joker:

"Joker was also the youngest character in the book, about 19. A year or two younger than Robin."

Find more of Way's artwork in our current issue, AP #300, which features My Chem's first AP cover story, completely reimagined by him alongside a short story you can read only in our pages.

AP #300, Gerard Way's redesign | Alternative Press

Catch more of Way's written work next week with the release of The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys comic, June 13 and his TV directorial debut with the airing of "Anti-Bats," the season finale of The Aquabats! Super Show! on June 29.

Oh, and... Check out this familiar face from that episode:
 

More details on "Anti-Bats."

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