10 Amazing DC Comics-Inspired Designs

Who could ever be dumb enough make a list of 10 Amazing Marvel Comics-Inspired Illustrations without the accompanying – and most definitely deserved – DC Comics post? Me, apparently. By request, I give you 10 amazing DC Comics-inspired designs. Enjoy!

The Penguin

This has to be the creepiest, yet most appropriate, Penguin illustration I’ve ever seen. I love the sinister look in the character’s eye, the dreary atmosphere and Batman’s silhouette across the way. This image by gavoodhouse could have been stripped straight from a comic book or movie frame.

The Joker

Another sinister Batman villain rendition, this Joker has pointed canines and a menacing howl you can practically hear just by viewing Branflake2′s painting.


I think wildlifehoodoo’s Batman captures the essence of the Dark Knight completely, especially from the perspective of terrified villains. This is definitely one of the last images one wants to see during a jaunt around the neighborhood.


The Man of Steel saves a child, holds up a fallen building truss, and delivers one wicked evil eye to whoever is unlucky enough to have been caught in this image by Fikkoro.

DC Women

Powerful, magic, sexy, sultry, frizzy, dizzy: all the characteristics of the DC women come alive in this masterful rendition by J-Estaca do.

Poison Ivy

Diego Bernard was highly regarded by DeviantART fans for his penciling of Poison Ivy. The detail is amazing, and Bernard captured the essence of this DC character perfectly and without exception.

Wonder Woman

An anime version of the famous female freedom fighter, Wonder Woman, by the very talented John Joseco.

Flash and Robin

I love this illustration by clefchan because it seems very realistic – what a modern-day dynamic duo would really look like, full of angst and indifference.


Another Batman villain, but this time reinvented by Caelkriss because he felt the animated series was lacking. I concur, and I love this drawing!

The Green Lantern

A collaboration between verauko and theFranchise, this Green Lantern is a lean, mean, green machine.

BONUS: But that’s not all, folks! I’ve one more DC Comics-inspired artwork for your perusal: Bat and Robin, by DJCoulzAnimalsOnly!

4 Responses to 10 Amazing DC Comics-Inspired Designs

  1. Jennifer December 8, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    Thank you, Brian, and now I’m going to have nightmares because of that Joker image.

  2. EscoBlades December 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    These are awesome. I especially love the Green Lantern one….so badass!

  3. mike spence December 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    sexist rubbish! so what?

  4. Brian December 10, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Ha ha Jennifer, I hoped you would like the post! That Joker is menacing indeed!

    EscoBlades, follow the Green Lantern link to read the story behind the collaboration. It’s a sweet design from two very talented designers who excel at different disciplines.

    Mike…. agreed, totally, I think!?

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