By Maggie Koerth-Baker at 7:51 am Tue, Mar 16, 2010
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Why doesn’t he use his shark repellent?
Spluh! He keeps his shark repellent in a pocket on his left leg. The shark knew this and bit it off eh?
He does have it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bREcn8PFYk
Surprisingly, my knowledge of this movie has come in handy a few times.
What? No lasers?
I don’t think that the person who drew this has ever seen Batman (judging by the logo) or a shark (judging by the ridiculous anatomy: unhinged lower jaw; lack of fins; placement of the emerging row of teeth on the outside of the largest row). Or maybe it’s just poor art; note Batman’s lack of a left leg.
I know, I know. It’s geek fan-service; it doesn’t need to be accurate. Except that it’s geek fan-service; it needs to be accurate. Geeks notice.
Now that you say this, it’s REALLY bugging me…
The artist is not a big fan of Star Wars either. The lightsaber he’s wielding is Luke Skywalker’s, which we all know has a blue blade.
Snoballz, that is the nerdiest thing I have heard in weeks. You win the internets!
Looks more like Vaders saber to me.
I’m gonna laugh when Batman stabs himself in the belly with that thing. Looks like he already took off a leg.
Leave the big jobs to Superman, dude!
This is just wrong. Since when does Batman use weapons?
This is why Batman got banned from Universal Studios.
Why is Batman fighting a shark with a lightsaber? Never mind the lightsaber, what crime did the shark commit? Igniting a lightsaber under water is a definite no-no, anyway. We wouldn’t see any image at all due to all the steam and superheated water.
I just assumed he was protecting Gotham’s Summer tourist trade.
That’s actually Megashark and so they’re not underwater, they’re actually at about 10,000 foot altitude. Batman has just prevented the destruction of yet another airliner.
Megashark = terrorist!
…using a lightsaber.
IT’S A FREUDIAN NIGHTMARE.
and doc, batman just keeps stabbing the shark in its dark toothy mouth, over and over again until the lightsaber explodes,and i can hear my mother’s voice, and i wake up with my star wars sheets all soaked in sweat
To make it at least somewhat fair, the shark should have lightsaber teeth.
Batman used to have more pacifistic means of dealing with these problems. What ever happened to shark repellent bat-spray? (skip to 2:56)
They only way this could be cooler is if he was fighting the smoke monster from lost.
This won’t get us any closer to original artist attribution, but The Daily Batman popped this 3/13: http://thedailybatman.com/?p=824
…and credited Flickr user Zeray John1, who may or may not be the originator: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47852172@N07/4431026216/
@21 – Just follow the links backwards. They eventually reach the creator’s post on the lack of attribution following his art: http://zubko.com/2010/03/15/batman-vs-shark-now-internet-famous/
The artist is Andrew Zubko. http://www.comicmix.com/news/2010/03/16/update-batman-vs-shark-with-lightsaber-artist-found-on-upcoming-comicmix-projects/
I like how Batman has two streams of bubbles exiting his nose. Clearly, given the bubbles surrounding them, they have recently and rapidly plunged into the water, and yet Batman is exhaling WITH SUCH VEHEMENT FORCE that his ejected bits of carbon dioxide overcome the force of the water and stream away in parabolas rather than going straight up like all the other bubbles.
Why doesn’t the frickin’ shark have a frickin’ laserbeam attached to its frickin’ head?
So sad. They could have been such great friends.
he doesnt have a left leg cuz its on the other side of the shark. perspective anyone?
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