The Funky, Retro Stylings of Francesco Francavilla's Batman 1972

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Acclaimed comics artist Francesco Francavilla shares a vision of the Dark Knight that's more reflective of the 70s than the actual Batman books they published in the 70s.


Francavilla's made a name for himself on eclectic projects like Afterlife with Archie, Black Panther, and his own creation The Black Beetle. In this drawing series, he imagines a Gotham of mutton-chopped detectives and cigarette-chomping vigilantes. You can check out Francavilla's tumblr and follow him on Twitter @f_francavilla.

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  1. Why comic book writers are not using Francavilla more is a great mystery. His work on Afterlife With Archie is some of the best work on the stands (and is even mediocre compared to some of his other work). This guy should have his pick of the cream of the crop of writing. In my humble opinion, this man and Fiona Staples are the top of the heap.

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