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Want To See Some 'Return of Bruce Wayne' Art?

Take a look at Andy Kubert's awesome images from the upcoming series!

Take a look at Andy Kubert's awesome images from the upcoming series!

 

 Yeehaw!


 It's no question that DC has been getting us all ready for the return of Bruce Wayne. They definitely know what they are doing, and it's obvious! DC has been gradually releasing Andy Kubert's awesome teaser images to promote the upcoming Return of Bruce Wayne series which will be penned by Grant Morrison.  I know you are all looking forward to it-- at least you should be! It was only a matter of time until his return, and so far it looks like it will be pretty exciting. We already k new that Bruce Wayne would be time traveling in the upcoming series, but now we have a clearer idea of the various settings we can expect to see him in.

We got our first look back in December of Bruce in a giant bat suit as well as some awesome concept art. Now we get to check out images of Bruce as a pirate, and possibly even a cowboy! Based on the images that were released by The Source, what do you guys think? Do you think they look pretty cool? Do you like the idea that Bruce will be traveling through time?  Which image is your favorite? 
 
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Posted by johnny_spam

You put Batman in any era he kicks ass.

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Posted by thetitan0

is the next image going to be 23-scedo batman?

Posted by Obsurity

In the second pic the characters in the background look like  joker and peguin...
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These look realy cool and all, but what's with the fringed capes in every outfit? I get why he needed them to be Batman, but it doesn't really scream 'macho-man' with the cowboy motif. It works on the pirate, but not so much the beard. Also, the pilgrim hat is a bit much.
 
I was actually hoping for a late 1800s sort of Sherlock Holmes look. Why do writers always forget he's a detective too?!! I wanted to see him hunt down the original Jack the Ripper killer.

Posted by Bruce Vain
@johnny spam said:
"

You put Batman in any era he kicks ass.

"

I second that :-)
Posted by -Eclipse-

COWBOY BATMAN! :D 
 
Love that his horse has a bat-symbol, lol 
 
Witch-hunter and Pirate Batman also look pretty cool, but I don't know how much of a threat cavemen would be against Bruce Wayne... Maybe if he fights dinosaurs... XP

Posted by Final Draft85

I really can't wait for this book, thanks Babs. =)
Posted by SUPER-MAN 23
@johnny spam:  
Yeah he does. I can't wait to see his new batman suit when he gets to modern times
Posted by No_Name_
@-Eclipse- said:
" COWBOY BATMAN! :D  Love that his horse has a bat-symbol, lol 
Seconded! :D
Posted by SUPER-MAN 23







Can't wait to see these in color
Posted by jdeluca2

I understand that the Omega Sanction is not supposed to "kill" you, but force you to live through different times and places, each one worse than the last. Physically, Bruce Wayne is dead, but like they say, the spirit lives on.  It feels a little too soon to me, even though it has been a year. I hope this story completely clears everything up, Im sure Morrison is aware of his readers confusion during Bruce's death. I also just wanted to say my idea would have been better. I wish the Majority of R.I.P would have existed in Bruce's head because of the machine he was strapped up to in Final Crisis. Thats the way I thought it was happening when I was reading it. He's going crazy and seeing stuff because of the machine but instead it was supposed to represent the death of his physical body or just the breaking down so Darkseid could finish him off. It just seems off when your reading the end of Batman R.I.P thinking, "oh man, Batmans dead" but then see him completely fine in Final Crisis. I'll try it out either way, I guess this is Morrison's chance to clear things up.

Posted by InnerVenom123

This is stupid. Seriously? Batman goes through time? Sounds like something Adam West would be in.
Posted by -Eclipse-
@Babs said:
" @-Eclipse- said:
" COWBOY BATMAN! :D  Love that his horse has a bat-symbol, lol 
Seconded! :D "
Maybe Dick should keep the Batman suit and Bruce should continue being Cowbatman... :P 
 
I'D READ IT!
Posted by -Eclipse-
@InnerVenom123 said:
" This is stupid. Seriously? Batman goes through time? Sounds like something Adam West would be in. "
CLICHES ARE AWESOME AND YOU KNOW IT! XD
Posted by Xion

Wooooo awesome!!! XD

Posted by InnerVenom123
@-Eclipse- said:
" @InnerVenom123 said:
" This is stupid. Seriously? Batman goes through time? Sounds like something Adam West would be in. "
CLICHES ARE AWESOME AND YOU KNOW IT! XD "

Cliches are fine for enhancing the plot. They shouldn't BE the plot.
Posted by -Eclipse-
@InnerVenom123 said:
" @-Eclipse- said:
" @InnerVenom123 said:
" This is stupid. Seriously? Batman goes through time? Sounds like something Adam West would be in. "
CLICHES ARE AWESOME AND YOU KNOW IT! XD "

Cliches are fine for enhancing the plot. They shouldn't BE the plot. "
Just TRY and tell me that the picture of Batman as a cowboy doesn't fill your heart with joy!
Posted by InnerVenom123
@-Eclipse- said:
" @InnerVenom123 said:
" @-Eclipse- said:
" @InnerVenom123 said:
" This is stupid. Seriously? Batman goes through time? Sounds like something Adam West would be in. "
CLICHES ARE AWESOME AND YOU KNOW IT! XD "

Cliches are fine for enhancing the plot. They shouldn't BE the plot. "
Just TRY and tell me that the picture of Batman as a cowboy doesn't fill your heart with joy! "

clears throat 
Batman riding a horse is just as stupid as Batman sliding down a fire-house style pole every day. This image does not fill my heart with "joy". This image makes me filled with the feeling of witnessing a terrible story. Batman going horseback? Are you joking? This must be a joke. This thread isn't real, clearly. This is all a bad dream. Batman is, in reality, still alive, still in Gotham, and still being awesome.......
Posted by Cassio411

Bruce Wayne & Jonah Hex!! Would be awesome!

Posted by johnny_spam
@SUPER-MAN 23:
I want to see him in his Hardboiled detective look.
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Posted by Ravn

I have to say, my favorite and the one I'm most looking forward to seeing in color, is Puritan Batman! I love that the buckle on the hat is bent to resemble a bat

Posted by blackreign

I'm liking all of it.  And I really can't wait to read it.  As soon as I found out about this, I put in on my pull list at my LCS. 
Bruce Wayne will always be Batman to me.

Posted by Decept-O

Lovely artwork without a doubt.  SUH-WEET!  Just bring ol' Brucey-boy back already. 
Posted by Dr. Maxwell
@FoxxFireArt: He did that already. In Gotham by Gaslight
 
And Batman on a horse is pretty awesome. If you dont believe me go reread The Dark Knight Returns.
 
Personally I like Conan-Batman and Puritan Batman the Best
Posted by Mbecks14

awesome!
 
but...
 
couldn't they have at least tried to let it be a suprise or something? Spoiler palooza

Posted by Fleonix

The one that seems more interesting are the pirate pic......... and the cave man looking one....... those pics are sick.

Posted by sfizzle

seeing batman in space would be sweetness

Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Dr. Maxwell: 
I've heard of Gotham by Gaslight, but never read it.
I'm not knocking the horse. I'm just saying fringed capes don't work with the cowboy look.
 
I don't like the Puritan outfit, but I have a personal grudge with the whole Pilgrim thing. (long story)
Posted by FLStyle

If it was anyone else I wouldn't be in favour of this but while it's Bruce Wayne I'll stay optimistic. He does look cool too so it's a good start.

Posted by Tyler Starke

Too bad he's not doing the interiors as well, I'm not very excited about the upcoming artists for the first two issues

Posted by Emerald Warrior

hmmm... this is almost as silly as all the different Deadpools Marvel came up with. 
 
Oh well, at least (at last) bruce wayne will return!   
Give that flippin' cowl back Richard...NOW!!! 

Posted by CATMANEXE

i can hear DC Direct rubbing their hands now...

Posted by burr787

I'm with innervenom, this seems really dumb. If Bruce was traveling through time, then that's fine. But going through time dressed like that, it just seems stupid. Also wouldn't at least one member of the Batfamily find it strange that there was a bunch of Batmen centuries before Bruce.

Posted by johnny_spam
@burr787:
He is not dressed in a Batman costume and it's not out of the ordinary for Batman to be in different eras this time it's just in continuity.
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Posted by lostlantern13
@FoxxFireArt said:
"These look realy cool and all, but what's with the fringed capes in every outfit? I get why he needed them to be Batman, but it doesn't really scream 'macho-man' with the cowboy motif. It works on the pirate, but not so much the beard. Also, the pilgrim hat is a bit much. I was actually hoping for a late 1800s sort of Sherlock Holmes look. Why do writers always forget he's a detective too?!! I wanted to see him hunt down the original Jack the Ripper killer. "

You'll be happy to know that Morrison has said that there will be a noir Batman detective. He remembered just for you :)
Posted by crazed_h3ro

I was hoping Bruce was going to be a cowboy yay!!, yeah cowboys are cool B)

Posted by phoenixcarlisle

Anyone notice the giant Batman symbol in the cowboy pic? and what about that Jolly Roger flying in the pirate pic, and I'm thinking he's fighting witches in Salem instead of the Joker.
Posted by Nyogtha

It isn't Solomon Kane, it's SOLOMON WAYNE! I'd totally check this out.

Posted by Omega The Supreme Being

bruce wayne is back, you see the reason why i typically avoid DC comics

Posted by Freddy.Mercurial

ahem,  i have a strong feelin' DC is gunna "steve rogers" bruce wayne upon his return...  i.e. put him in some position of power so he doesnt need to be out in the streets bangin' heads as batman...  i think this is the status quo for the forseeable future...  bruce wayne as head of assassins guild?  mayor of gotham??  president of the US???  director of SHIELD...  um, CADMUS?  :/

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Posted by Son_of_Magnus

SMH

Posted by jCurwen

If you want to prove Batman is the greatest of all time he's got to go back in time and prove it.  I like the idea.  I have a feeling Kubert's covers aren't ripped from the pages.  The issue is about Bruce in frontier days so we get a cowboy/batman on the cover.  If the covers were really so indicitive of the story I don't think DC would be revealing 4 of them before the thing even starts.   

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@johnny spam said:
"You put Batman in any era he kicks ass."
            Agreed! 
 
Posted by AdaMDaAssAssiN

want to see the return of big bertha banner art..