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batman move batwing by bagera3005 batman move batwing by bagera3005
The Batplane, later known as the Batwing, is the fictional aircraft for the comic book superhero Batman. The vehicle was introduced in "Batman Versus The Vampire, I", published in Detective Comics #31 in 1939, a story which saw Batman travel to continental Europe. [1] In this issue it was referred to as the Batgyro, and according to Les Daniels was "apparently inspired by Igor Silkorsky's first successful helicopter flight" of the same year. Initially based upon a either an autogyro or helicopter, with a rotor, the Batgyro featured a bat motif at the front. The writers gave the Batgyro the ability to be "parked" in the air by Batman, hovering in such a way as to maintain its position and allow Batman to return.[2]

The Batgyro was soon replaced by the Batplane, which debuted in Batman #1, and initially featured a machine gun.[3] The vehicle was now based on a fixed wing aeroplane rather than a helicopter, with a propeller at the front, although a bat motif was still attached to the nose-cone. The Batplane has undergone constant revision since its first appearance, and has even been depicted as having the capability to traverse underwater.[4] With the launch of the Tim Burton directed Batman film of 1989, the Batplane became known as the Batwing, a name which was carried over into the comics.


I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman.
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Still an awesome design. :clap:
Kinda hard to see panel lines, though... :iconjokerplz:
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
One question: Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?

The Tim Burton Batjet was cool. The Joel Schumacher Batjet was too showy (which was as necessary as the Batnipples). The best? DCAU with the Richard Moll vocal interface. it took elements from Burton and went further.

Great artwork.
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Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the batjet. but my favorite version was the batman cartoon that ran during the 90's (the best one in my optinion) but.. the batjet in Batman Beyond, though.. that cartoon never got much love
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
The "Batjet" from BB is actually the Batmobile.

Even though you feel that it didn't get much love, it actually did. It was able to spawn a spinoff (The Zeta Project, the REAL show that didn't feel the love), and further develop Justice League. Because of the JLU episode, they were able to have John and Shayera develop a relationship and give eventual birth to Warhawk.
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Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah, BB was cancled after 3 seasons, the makers didn't give it enough love is what i mean. and yeah.. the Zeta Project was a series i liked as well.
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Roguewing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an excellent render of her.
She seems so....small.
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Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well it had tah fly through the building passages of Gothen
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Yeah, the The animated series version(the first one after Burton's movie) was really...well real looking yet surreal at the same time it wasn't was sculptured at the movie Batwing, but had a more industrial look to it and a slimmer profile too.

Two moments in that series(in terms of Batwing use) stand out, the first is in the early Clayface episode in which Wane is accused of trying to kill Lucius Fox(actually Matt Hagen trying to get some corporate data/evidence, in a deal that went wrong). Long story short, batman enraged by someone using 'his' identity(Bruce Wane) for hurting a close family friend(besides Alfred, Lucius was the closest thing he had) Batman ensnared a thug's car with the two front "ear's" of the batwing and then a claw came out and pulled off the car's passenger side door (dropping it to the Gotham bay below) before starting to push off the car off of the "ear's" needless to say the thug spilled all that he knew which wasn't too much but getting Batman closer to the truth. The second involves The Penguin, Blindness, and a state of the art Helicopter. Bruce Wane was blinded during the heist of said chopper, he kept it out of the News and had a close medical friend create an alternate vision system to allow Batman to see enough to get back the Chopper and The Penguin. He uses the Batwing of course to sneak up on The Penguin(within the Chopper) bringing the Chopper down in one piece(more or less), though the "second sight" system leaves out a lot of detials like the fact that while the Chopper was rendered grounded, it's weapons were still active. One such weapon was a rotor mast based turreted weapon brought to bare on the Dark Knight's craft(and as said above he couldn't see this little detail due to the lack of fine vision). The Batwing was brought down also damaging the power cable used to connect the "second sight" system to either a battery pack on Batman's belt or to his vehicle he is piloting at the time.
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