Batman Infographic: Every (Significant) Bat-Suit Ever

Published 2 years ago by , Updated September 18th, 2012 at 8:31 am,

Batman Infographic Every Bat Suit Ever Batman Infographic: Every (Significant) Bat Suit Ever

Comic book writer Grant Morrison said it best: “[Every bat-suit is] completely different” – sometimes insanely different – “but they’re all instantly recognizable as [the-bat-suit].”

Unlike Superman, who has more or less been wearing the same blue and red strongman since Action Comics #1 in 1938, Batman just keeps changing his appearance every few years to keep up with the times. Basically, he’s the Madonna of superheroes.

Which is why I created this Batman infographic — to keep track of every single “significant” bat-suit across all mediums (which excludes a grand majority of the bat-suits featured in non-canonical comic books, in case you were wondering).

In part, what makes Batman such an excellent comic book/movie/television/video game/theatrical character is his unique ability to comfortably exist inside of just about every kind of story. He can fight gods. He can play superhero. He can be the world’s greatest detective or just solve petty street crimes. Whether the story is gritty, ridiculous, or brimming with science-fiction – or in the case of Grant Morrison’s work on the character, all of the above – Batman is always capable of thriving creatively.

Batman’s neverending bat-suit wardrobe is a symptom of that. He can wear just about any sort of outfit, for any sort of story or scenario, and still be the most popular superhero in existence. He’s just that good, man.

Check it out below – and CLICK TO ENLARGE:

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Do you have a particular favorite bat-suit, Screen Ranters? A particular least favorite? Let us known in the comments.

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  1. whoah, i’m pretty young, and that still brings back memories….
    anyway, i’ll admit, i’m an evil kind of guy, so my favorite is azrael. he’s bad@$$. and for my least favorite, i beleive we can all agree that the most embarassing times in batman history were the blue periods. the yellow oval period and superfreinds period had an excuse, their old as animation itself and meant for little kids. but batman brave and the bold, that was just pitiful and embarassing for us all.

  2. I would say that if Warner Bros and Zack wanted a Batman suit, it would be something new without some of the more visible features removed. For instance, look at the MAN OF STEEL suit. They have a new designed “S” shield symbol, glowing shining fabric suit and without the red briefs.

    I believe that the new Bat suit might be a cross between the Dark Knight Rises suit with the Batman Beyond suit. Don’t be suprised if they might make a Full covered face Batman with a Cape but without a a Utility belt.

    Judging by the storyline, Aflect is going to play a rather older more seasoned version of Bruce Wayne. Thus he may need heavy duty armour to withstand Superman’s fight. Perhaps even with Flight or boosted jump and grapple guns. A better targeting mechanism and even some built weapons. Probably imagine a cross between Iron Man and Batman. Thats How I think Zack and Warner wouldve wanted it portrayed. This is based on the futuristic look of superman in MAN OF STEEL. The audience may need to be convinced up-front that Batman does really stand a VERY GOOD chance of actually defeating Superman.

    • Based off Kevin Smith’s reaction to having seen the costume and dropping the name Jim Lee as an influence,I doubt WB is going for the Batman Beyond look. Maybe the borrow elements from it,but the Batman Hush look is miles from Batman Beyond.