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Batman No. 47 by dryponder Batman No. 47 by dryponder
Batman #47, redrawn by me and submitted to the super-cool Covered blog.

Hereís the original version of Batman #47, by Batman co-creator Bob Kane and inker Charles Paris, for one of the major expansions of Batmanís origin by writer and frequently overlooked Batman co-creator Bill Finger:
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This scene is my favorite moment in any story ever, but itís often missed in retellings of Batmanís origin. In the original tale, a little boy dedicates his life to using all of his abilities to help everyone he can. To my mind, Batman doesnít work without the mission beginning here, when Bruce is still a child, shortly after his parentsí deaths. Itís an eight-year-oldís response to the tragic crime that broke his world.

What I needed was a superhero, so I shall become a superhero for everyone else.

I took some liberties with the arrangement of elements, placing the background props in the Batcave, altered the newspaper headline to include both Waynes together, and nixed the cover logos in favor of an more illustrative feel. I also decided to show young Bruce about a minute later than he appeared on the original cover, rising from his despair with steely resolve to save everyone everywhere from everything.
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shieldphasetwo Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool :iconthumbsupplz:
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:icontheneonsalmon:
My Goodness! That's a hell of a picture right there!
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dryponder Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconphantomgirl:
I can totally understand-poor Bruce.

I'd write more, but it's hard to write with a broken hand XD.
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:iconrobertwilsoniv:
I really dig it. Great composition choices, love the registers of color.
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dryponder Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! :D
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:iconleroysquab:
A very well done and stylish reinterpretation. Excellent. :thumbsup:
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:iconbillwalko:
Beautiful, Dean! Love it!
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:iconfrankj21:
Great stuff! It really comes together in a powerful way!
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dio-03 Jan 5, 2011  Student Artist
i think this is a fitting tribute without being a straight up rip of the poses with your style over-imposed. cheers!
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