Monday, May 14, 2012

Batman Infographic: Every (Significant) Bat-Suit Ever Created - How many are there? Read on :)

I found this amazingly drawn Batman Infographic on every (significant) Bat-suit ever drawn / designed / made for the comics, for television and for the movies on done by Benjamin Andrew Moore and felt compelled to share it here with everyone and anyone who might be interested :) All rights and copyright to these beautiful illustrations belong to creator Benjamin Andrew Moore for which all we Batman fans owe a BIG thanks!

As Ben Moore rightly puts it:
Unlike Superman, who has more or less been wearing the same blue and red strongman since Action Comics #1 in 1938, Batman just keeps changing his appearance every few years to keep up with the times. Basically, he’s the Madonna of superheroes.

Comic book writer Grant Morrison said it best: “[Every bat-suit is] completely different” – sometimes insanely different – “but they’re all instantly recognizable as [the-bat-suit].”

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Benjamin Andrew Moore from created this Batman infographic — to keep track of every single “significant” bat-suit across all mediums (which excludes a grand majority of the bat-suits featured in non-canonical comic books, in case you were wondering).

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In part, what makes Batman such an excellent comic book / movie / television / video game / theatrical character is his unique ability to comfortably exist inside of just about every kind of story. He can fight gods. He can play superhero. He can be the world’s greatest detective or just solve petty street crimes. Whether the story is gritty, ridiculous, or brimming with science-fiction – or in the case of Grant Morrison’s work on the character, all of the above – Batman is always capable of thriving creatively.

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Batman’s neverending bat-suit wardrobe is a symptom of that. He can wear just about any sort of outfit, for any sort of story or scenario, and still be the most popular superhero in existence. He’s just that good, man. (Text from Ben Moore at

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I think we can all agree that this is truly an amazing illustration and infographic detailing all the (significant) batsuits ever done and seen thus far. I had just posted a related toy blog post / entry on superhero costumes just last week ;p You can read it HERE


DocRich said...

A very interesting read indeed.
Thank you so much for sharing!
It's always a pleasure to view
your blog.

alex teo said...

It's my pleasure to share :) Thank you for the kind words

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

omg- that's crazy! i would hardly have known where to begin :D

alex teo said...

It blew my mind the first time I saw it too ;p