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DC Universe Vol. 15: Arkham Asylum by alexmax DC Universe Vol. 15: Arkham Asylum by alexmax
Here it is! This is the most voted lineup from the poll I ran a while ago. It took me MUCH longer than expected to complete it because work has been crazy for the past few months. I'm thinking that the next two lineups can be ready before January.

It wasn't too hard to choose which villains from Batman's rogue gallery I wanted here, but some favorites, like Two-Face, Mad Hatter, Ventriloquist, Killer Croc and Black Mask had to be left out.

With this lineup I think I've done more Batman-related characters than related to Superman, which I'm not happy with, being a Superman fan and all.

Poison Ivy: I really like how she turned out. I was aiming for a blend between all the great Poison Ivy looks done by much better artists :).

Riddler: I always thought that the Riddler in BTAS looked like Quentin Tarantino, so I took it to the next logical step, and really make him a caricature of QT.

Penguin:Hmmm, looking at it now, looks like I was inspired by the 60's tv show. What I really wanted was for him not to look like the Penguin from Batman Returns.

Bane: Less luchador and more GIJoe? I don't know, just wanted him to look more paramilitary, but still be recognizable as Bane (unlike some other Banes out there).

Scarecrow: Pretty straightforward Scarecrow. Just wanted to make sure it looked like it was some guy wearing a mask.

Mr. Freeze: Always preferred this kind of look over the more common muscle-bound armor.

Man-Bat: So many other more popular options, but I've always had a soft spot for Man-Bat. The first Batman comic I remember had Man-Bat, and I thought that reversing Batman's name to make a pun, to make a villain was so clever. Besides, he is one of the few Batman bad guys that has zero chance of ever appearing in a movie.

If you are wondering where are The Joker,Catwoman,Harley Quinn or Clayface, please click on each of their names or poke around my gallery. :)

Comments always appreciated!
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:iconirish-settler:
Irish-Settler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Where's Ventriloquist and Scarface?
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
He suffered the same fate as Black Mask, Two-Face... some had to be left out :-/
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:iconirish-settler:
Irish-Settler Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah.
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KurGuardianz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I have a soft-side for Man-Bat too. I think he is perhaps a very underrated Batman villain who should be given more attention as the other villains. He's only made one appearance in the 1990s Batman cartoon, he's never been in any of the Batman movies now matter how Tim Burton kept on saying how he wanted to do one with Man-Bat as the villain, and he's perhaps the only other Batman villain to never be mentioned or have a biography in any of the Batman Arkham games so far. What's up with that? They'll mention Batman villains like Maxie Zeus, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty and Calendar Man, but not Man-Bat???
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Seriously? I didn't know that, Man-Bat not existing in the Arkham video games (have yet to play those). You'd think Man-Bat would make for a great boss fight. About movies... well, they now made a Spider-Man movie with the Lizard in it, if they did something with Man-Bat the uninitiated among the audience (i.e. people not familiar with the comics) would think it's a ripoff of the Lizard.
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KurGuardianz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Hm :/ Hopefully if this fourth installment of the Batman Arkham game franchise -- Batman: Arkham City of Terror -- is legit, then we'll finally be able to see Man-Bat in action. Until then, as a fan of Man-Bat, I am pissed! >:(
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countdarkmire Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
It's called Batman: Arkham Knight
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:iconkurguardianz:
KurGuardianz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I'm aware of that now -w-
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barney-nedward Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Catwoman's actually an anti-heroine, nowadays when Batman encounters her he does little more than just making her put back whatever she stole. Also she mostly steals from assholes who deserve to lose what she takes and actually has somewhat altruistic motives for stealing things.
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alexmax Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, yeah, yeah, I know that. ;) The reason I named her among other Bat-rogues was just in case anyone wondered why she wasn't in this group. I included Catwoman in a group along with Lobo, who can also be considered an anti-hero.
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PuppetCrimes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have a sperate Riddler from this made?If not plz make it.
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alexmax Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
You mean you'd like the Riddler, as seen here, by himself? I can do that. Send me a private note or something so I can send it to you, if you are still interested.
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StrahlFenrir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Your Poison Ivy is phenomenal. She looks even better than the version in the Arkham video game series. If you ever by any chance continue with Batman's villains, maybe Two-Face, Black Mask, Killer Croc and Ventriloquist should be considered. But I'm not complaining with what you already have now.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! All those were considered, but I had to chose 7 and picked these. Batman has so many recognizable villains, no matter which I picked I was going to leave someone's favorites out.
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Ghshsgshsgsgsudhshhd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I have some ideas
mad hatter
Ventriloquist
Killer crock
Black Mask
Two face
Clock king
Maximus zeus
The psycos
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alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Batman has just too many "important" bad guys, I had to limit myself to 7. Ventriloquist almost made it, but I really wanted to have Man-Bat in there. Maybe should've switched Bane for Ventriloquist and Scarface.
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:iconghshsgshsgsgsudhshhd:
Ya since he was in the last movie
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Awesome work
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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:iconbarney-nedward:
barney-nedward Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Writer
I thought Riddler looked more like Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy.
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hmmm, yeah, now that you say it, I can see the resemblance. :thumbsup:
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barney-nedward Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Penguin goes to Blackgate Penitentiary. He is perfectly sane.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, he kinda has a penguin/birds fixation (or at least used to in the silver age, it was downplayed a lot in post-'86 Crisis), a little crazy he is. ;)

All kidding aside, the Arkham Asylum title was mostly to give a theme to this lineup showcasing Batman's rogues gallery.
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
You missed The Mad Hatter!
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not only the Mad-Hatter, what about Two-Face, The Ventriloquist, Black Mask? I had room for 7 of them so, some had to be left out ;)
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Redmist81 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Diggin this 5000!
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not sure what the 5000 stands for, but thank you anyways!
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:iconthetimeiszero:
thetimeisZero Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I can't pick which one I like the best. They're all awesome! I love their individual backgrounds as well.
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
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Artfreakgal21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
:lol: Thank you! I really appreciate it.
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:iconrolito86:
rolito86 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
te quedo excelente como siempre, me gusto mucho el seņor frio y bane, nuevamente excelente lineup
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gracias, de verdad.
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garrison12795 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
LOVE it! Have you ever considered making a comic using your versions of the characters?
Also, your Riddler, Poison Ivy, and Mr. Freeze are my favorites.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Actually, these lineups started just as an experiment to try more stylized, exaggerated, cartoony style (something I think I forgot somewhere down the line) instead of the more "conventional" comicbook art style. Lately it looks like I'm just doing a less detailed version of how I normally draw superheroes. But no, I haven't done sequential art in ages (and never professionally), I barely have time to do fun stuff like this because of work.
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FantasmaVerde Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
ESPETACULAR!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
muito obrigado! ;)
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ovalportrait Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Really digging the Ivy!

Love the Man-Bat and glad you included him; also, now that I think about it, Riddler does remind me of Tarantino (From Dusk Til Dawn era?).
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alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Yeah, I guess younger Tarantino... not that I'm suggesting he should be cast as the Riddler in a movie or anything! Not that great of an actor. :lol:
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ovalportrait Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
There's a reason he only gets a few lines, haha.
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NovaBurst Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Great job!
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated!
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Luinsaro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
This is a nice lineup! I really like Mr. Freeze -- I always thought he was the most tortured of Batman's villains, because of what happened to his wife. And Scarecrow is just creepy, kind of like Mad Hatter...
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alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mr. Freeze has one of the best Batman Animated episodes devoted to him. I think before that, he was never very interesting in the comics. Best Mr. Freeze tho, the one seen in "Batman and Robin"! LOL I kid, I kid.
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Preternatch Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hooray!
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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Gamer28 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Out of these, I think I like your Mr. Freeze the most.
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GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
i was gonna say the same thing to :)
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep, I think Mr. Freeze is one of those that came up the best. There only 1 here I'm not very happy with.

Thanks.
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