DAVID FINCH on BATMAN and #700
Thu, 06/10/2010 - 8:00am
We've already gotten a glimpse at Andy Kubert’s contribution to the anniversary epic that is BATMAN #700. But why stop there? Now, we close out the day with comments from the mega-talented David Finch, who also pencils a sequence in Grant Morrison’s time-twisting tale of The Batman. What say you, David?
“I'm a huge fan of dystopian futuristic stories and art, so this page really grabbed me. It was an opportunity to draw angry robots, rubble, and homemade, stitched together costumes for Batman and Robin of the future. This page is a bit of a re-imagining of a story from the fifties, and I tried to come up with a look that blended some of what was in the original work, with a more contemporary feel. It was a bit of a challenge, but it was fun.
Batman works for me the best when he's up against insurmountable odds, and this page really captured that for me. Everything he knows is in ruins, and pockets of humanity are hunted by evil, weird looking robots. He's a soldier fighting for this people's way of life, and this page, page shows that in it very stark terms.”