It just was only last week that we got word that actress Yvonne Craig had signed a licensing agreement with DC Comics parent Warner Bros. to allow the production and sale of new merchandise and other products — the first in literally decades — based on her likeness as Batgirl, one of the most beloved figures from the great Batmantelevision series of the 1960s. It would seem that preparations were well underway before the announcement, because today DC has confirmed the first appearance of Craig’s Batgirl in the pages of its startlingly good comics series Batman ‘66. On sale this week, the story will be written by the book’s ongoing writer Jeff Parker and feature artwork by ComicsAlliance favorite Colleen Coover, who joins cover artist Michael Allred and storytellers Jonathan Case, Joe Quinones and Ty Templeton in making Batman ‘66 one of the very best looking Bat-books DC has published in years.
So I wanted to draw something Ghibli related tonight, but I ended up drawing these guys instead. Ghibli inspired Batman and Robin.
I figured that Miyazaki would probably think the idea of Batman to be a little silly. He’d want to make them look like they were real people in costumes rather than superheroic and tapered. He’d also want it to take place in the 30s or 40s probably, so I looked at the old Batman movie serials for inspiration.