Igor Kieryluk was already on my radar for being the amazing illustrator that he is, but with his new Gotham 1459 project, I'm sure a horde of Batman fans will soon come to know his name.
As the name implies, Gotham 1459 is Kieryluk's re-imagining of the Batman universe as a medieval series. Look how badass Batman looks with his plated armor ready to lay an ass-whooping to criminals in the 1400s. I'm sure he'd have tons of steampunk-esque gadgets.
The Gotham 1459 project currently features only Batman and Selina Kyle, more popularly known as Catwoman. I can't wait until Kieryluk completes more illustrations and the likes of The Joker, Bane, Alfred, and -- heck -- even Robin join this amazing collection of medieval Batman artwork.
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