"Batman Black and White" refers both to a four-issue comic book anthology limited series published in 1996 by DC Comics, and three collections of 8-page black and white Batman stories, comprising the limited series and backup features from the "Batman: Gotham Knights" comic.
Several "Batman: Black and White" statues have been released by DC Direct based on the Batman designs by various artists for their contributions to the three volumes of "Black & White" stories.
Being a BIG fan of Mike Mignola, I couldn't resist this Batman Black & White Mike Mignola statue sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of Batman Black & White.
This is where 2D art takes on a 3D form and the sculptor Jonathan Matthews certainly interpreted Mike Mignola's inspiration of the Dark Knight very well. I don't collect statues because of their HIGH prices and complete lack of articulation (lack? I meant ZERO, zilch, nada articulation whatsoever) plus non-fabric costume / outfit and accessories which meant paying for a piece of rock / paper weight BUT I just got hooked to this piece as in hook, line and sinker!
Mike Mignola's distinct style is so well captured here in 3D with his use of blacks, grays and large shadowed areas. Mignola's characters are usually bulky and rough-looking, and the feet of characters drawn by him are rarely defined clearly. His version of Batman doesn't even seem to have shoulders BUT I still like the way he rendered him, as well as how he interpreted other comic characters.
This is one statue that I really like a lot :) Enjoy the pictures