There’s something wonderfully ’70s about this muscle car…
Y’know, what? I’m tired of Bat-tanks. Frank Miller had a great idea in The Dark Knight Returns but it’s been beaten to death by now, don’t you think?
I miss the days of a sleek, or at least reasonably maneuverable, Bat-ride.
So I gotta say I got a bang out of seeing director Matt Reeves’ pix of the Batmobile — released Wednesday on Twitter — from the forthcoming The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson:
I mean, compared to the Tumbler and whatever it was that Ben Affleck drove, this is practically a compact car.
I kid, of course, because it’s really badass — and it reminds me exactly of the back-to-basics approach that Neal Adams took with the Batmobile in 1970’s Detective Comics #400:
Here’s another look, from Detective Comics #402, also with art by Adams:
There’s also this original art from Adams’ 2010 Batman: Odyssey #1:
Even Eaglemoss has done a model of it:
Is it exact? No, of course not.
But it’s certainly reminiscent — lending more credence to the idea of a grounded Dark Knight in the upcoming film.
— 13 DAYS OF THE NEAL ADAMS GALLERY: Cruising in the Batmobile. Click here.
— The BATMOBILE Decade by Decade. Click here.