THE MYRIAD MONIKERS OF GOTHAM’S VILLAINS 2.0
Pop Chart Lab, a design company, has released their second generation poster featuring basically every single one of Batman’s villains:
Just in time for the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary, our fearsome taxonomy of Gotham’s rogues gallery has returned to strike again! Featuring an all new pulp-inspired design, this 12″ x 16″ chart is a veritable Who’s Who of knaves and ne’er-do-wells, and categorizes by name nearly every one of Batman’s colorful combatants–from big-time baddies like the Joker and Mr. Freeze, to lesser-known lawbreakers like the Walrus, Batzarro, and Larry the Judge. A comprehensive crimefighter’s database second only to the Bat-Computer, this is the definitive guide to the superstitious and cowardly lot who have dared to dance in the pale moonlight with the Caped Crusader.
The second edition of its Myriad Monikers Of Gotham’s Villain Chart, Pop Chart’s new infographic groups pretty much every bad guy the Dark Knight has ever pummeled into a flowchart.
This one is inspired by the look of Batman comics of the 1960s, right down to Pop Chart’s pastiche of the D.C. Comics logo.
In general, Batman’s villains tend to be grouped in distinct kingdoms, phyla, and genuses. Batman has numerous villains who fit under the rubric of the animal kingdom, for example (Goatboy, anyone?): There are reptiles (Kobra and King Snake), birds (Gunhawk and the Condor), and a surprising number of Owl-themed villains (including Owl Man, the Court of Owls, and even the Night Owl Gang).
There’s also a cultural chronology to Batman’s rogues gallery. In the 1940s and 1950s, Batman tended to bust a lot of mobsters, with names like Brainy Walker, “Kid Gloves” McConnell, and “Trigger Joe” Travers. By the 1960s, though, Batman was almost exclusively kicking in the teeth of zanier enemies with names like The Clock Master, Mister Polka Dot, Batzarro, and Humpty Dumpty. You can thank the Batman TV show for that.
The Myriad Monikers Of Gotham’s Villains chart went on sale on July 29. It’s available at Pop Chart Lab for $20.
courtesy of Fasctcodesign
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What do you think of the design? Can you think of any of Batman’s rogues gallery that they missed?