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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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batmannotes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
very cool!
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shieldphasetwo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool :iconthumbsupplz:
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
My Goodness! That's a hell of a picture right there!
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dryponder Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
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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robertwilsoniv Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I really dig it. Great composition choices, love the registers of color.
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dryponder Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! :D
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leroysquab Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
A very well done and stylish reinterpretation. Excellent. :thumbsup:
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BillWalko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Beautiful, Dean! Love it!
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FrankJ21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Great stuff! It really comes together in a powerful way!
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