The Batman Comic's New Batmobile Is Ridiculous, But in the Best Way

Illustration for article titled The Batman Comic's New Batmobile Is Ridiculous, But in the Best Way

Batman’s chosen mode of transport has evolved a lot over the years. From swanky car to Tumbler, and even armored tanks. But with a new, heavily armored Batman in town in DC’s Batman comics, there needs to be a new Batmobile to match—and it looks completely, hilariously over the top. Bat-Truck, indeed.

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Our first look at the Bat-Truck comes from a new preview for Batman #42, the second comic in the newly revamped ongoing series to feature (the sadly moustache-less) Jim Gordon as the new, GCPD-approved Dark Knight. He’s got the mechsuit and even the more Batman-like stealth suit down to a pat, but as Jim rightly grumbles in the preview—while practizing his Batarang-throwing skills, which is oddly cute for a man who does his Bat-business roaming around in Gotham’s answer to a Gundam—you’re not really Batman without a Batmobile:

Illustration for article titled The Batman Comic's New Batmobile Is Ridiculous, But in the Best Way

So of course a comically oversized Batman, you need a comically oversized Batmobile... or rather, a Bat-Truck. The GCPD’s lavish new ride for Gordon is less of a car and move of a mobile base of operations, but I can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous it is. And yet, I think I kind of love it? After all, Batman needs a Bat Cave—and it’s not like Jim can get one of those installed at the Police Department. Why not slap it on wheels and call it a day? The audacity of Capullo and Snyder’s take on this new Batman is so enjoyable so far, I almost can’t wait for the inevitable day that Bruce Wayne makes a comeback, just to see his reaction to the lunacy. That, and the opportunity to see some ridiculous Bat-Truck toys one day.

Batman #42 is out tomorrow, July 8th—you can read the rest of the preview at the link below.

[Via Nerdist]

DISCUSSION

Wait, this is Gordon?

Did something happen to him? He doesn’t look very well. and where’s the mustache?