Gene Ha Created an Adam West/Dark Knight Returns Mash-Up to Benefit The Hero Initiative
Mash-ups can be a thing of beauty, especially when the entities combined elicit a vast array of emotions. Through the powers of the Internet, anybody can blend together random characters and worlds to create something hilarious, but seldom does it hold any deeper meaning. Also, in a sea of digital creations, it’s not very often one would see something that was created by hand. That’s where Gene Ha comes into play.
Known for such works as The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, Top Ten, and Mae, the comics artist recently created a mash-up between two variations of the Caped Crusader. Shortly after the passing of the iconic Adam West in June, Gene Ha decided to place the 60’s Batman from the small screen on a page from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Many of you are likely familiar with the scene. Does this ring any bells? “The rain on my chest is a baptism. I’m born again…” Check it out for yourself below:
“The rain on my chest is a baptism. I’m born again…” I finished my Adam West as Miller’s Dark Knight! #batman #adamwest #heroinitiative He had an amazing run, and carried hope and joy with him through the darkest periods of his life. By popular demand, I plan to turn this into a print. But if you'd like the original it's on eBay and 10% of the sale goes to the The Hero Initiative. Link on the auction page to a high resolution scan! Auction ends Friday at 6pm ET, 9pm PT. http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/292194893417
Gene Ha had posted an auction listing on eBay for the piece, with 10% of the proceeds going to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit that assists comic book creators, writers, and artists that are in need. The Adam West/Dark Knight Returns mash-up has already been sold, but you may be in luck if you’re looking to get your hands on one. As stated in the Instagram post above, Gene plans on turning the piece into a print. Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for more on this story, and for other comic book goodness, check out the following:
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What say you, comic book readers? Is this mash-up from Gene Ha simply amazing? Do you intend to get your hands on a print when they become available? What other mash-ups would you love to see come to life? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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