The BATMAN '89 Series That Never Was

"Batman '89" concept art

Howard the Duck artist Joe Quinones has revealed the art for a failed comic book pitch that would have revisited Tim Burton's classic 1989 Batman movie. Titled Batman '89 (after the current Batman '66's success), Quinones and writer Kate Leth pitched it to DC in 2015 but were shot down by the edtirors involved.

"[O]ur story would have picked up the threads left by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns," said Quinones. "We would have seen the return of Selina Kyle/ Catwoman as well as introductions to ‘Burton-verse’ versions of Robin, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. It also would have showcased the turn of Billy Dee Williams’ Harvey Dent into Two-Face."

Back in November, Gerard Way revealed a Doom Patrol series he and Becky Cloonan had also pitched to DC unsuccessfully that year.

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