Butcher Billy's ability to transform the feel of this Batman portrait is nothing short of brilliant. This re-invented portrait is a cross between Joy Division's Ian Curtis and the dark knight of Gotham city. With a cigarette in his hand, this caped crusader has an edgy demeanor that any punk fan would identify with.
What's amazing about this Batman portrait is just how easily the can-do-no-wrong hero is transformed with the simple addition of a cigarette. It just goes to show how strong the idealistic associations are within our minds. The clever message that reads, "To the center of the city in the night waiting for you" is a ode to the Joy Division song 'Shadowplay.'
Any pop culture mashup has the ability to redefine a subject, but the way that Butcher Billy brings punk to this superhero leaves an especially large impact.