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John Staub Gets Medieval With DC Characters

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Or, rather, he imagines what DC heroes and villains would look like if they existed in the medieval era. But hey, same diff. In addition to Wonder Woman you’ll find Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor behind the jump.

(via: Kotaku)

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  • Gerald Kirby

    Far better designs than the New 52.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome art, but how do you just call him “Batman” and not “The Dark Knight” or “Knight of Darkness” or SOMETHING actually medieval?

  • Nick Gaston

    He did one of medieval Harley Quinn committing suicide in a bathtub, but George R.R. Martin blackjacked him and stole it…

  • DarthBetty

    I like that Batman looks like an armored thief. I try to play all of my elder scrolls games this way….but with more murdering.

  • Kamil Kukowski

    I just love the medieval version of Wonder woman (even bether than the original), but I just can’t buy a medieval superman (you know how there were no glasses to turn him into clark of the kent)

  • Anonymous

    Indeed, why is Lexie the only one with a medievalyfantasy-y name?

    Besides that: Quite good imho.

  • WonderScott

    Love it. Can we have a Starz original series starring these characters?

  • Captain ZADL

    I think “Sir Luthor of Lexington” sounds better.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm trying to think of better names. Superb Man and Wondrous Woman?

  • Mina

    Two minor quibbles: 1) I feel like it should just be “Alexander Luthor” since that’s both a medieval enough name and his full name anyway, and 2) I don’t see any reason for medieval Superman to be wearing armor anymore than modern Superman does, seeing as he really doesn’t need it. Unarmored medieval garb would suffice (or even his normal outfit–I’m assuming he’s still an alien, so his fashion could be the same).

    I like the looks though, especially Wonder Woman. :)

  • yumtacos

    Why would Superman wear armor, regardless of historical period?

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    The armor wearing super man was actually a thing back during the golden age. It was a story about a time traveling superman sent back in time by merlin and helping the ancestor of his adopted family on an epic quest

    Wonder woman sans the owl does not look that different from one of the outfits she had thirty or so years ago…

    Batman amusingly enough looks like he is ripping off green arrow…

    though luthor looks surprisingly unique. I get a ‘game of thrones’ vibe off of him.

  • Robert Vary

    In the Elseworlds story “Kal,” which was “what if Superman landed in medieval England?” he made super-armor from his crashed spaceship so that he could fight Baron Luthor, who had a sword that was also forged from said ship and thus could actually be a danger.

    The real answer is ’cause it looks cool.

  • Lady Viridis

    Armor is a terrible idea for Superman. He doesn’t need it, and it seems impractical for flying. And since he’s the son of farmers/peasants, he wouldn’t be able to afford it anyway.

    Also, medieval Wonder Woman still doesn’t get practical armor? (ie, something covering her shoulders?) REALLY? How would that stupid tube top design she has even stay on with medieval-era tech? Leather and chainmail don’t work that way. That extra-long skirt thing in back looks really impractical too.

  • Anonymous

    Though seeing as Kent is actually an English county, he could pose as a monk/scribe from there (a hood would be better disguise than glasses anyway) and since clerk is pronounced Clark in Enland (dunno about the US) he would then be…….drumroll
    The Clerk of Kent.

  • Marian Hilliard

    Should have said “fantasy” rather than “medieval”, since there’s nothing remotely historical about any of these.

  • Anonymous

    To counter kryptonite based or magical weapons? He is only almost invulnerable, after all.

  • Magic Xylophone

    Superheroes are fantasy. Medieval superheroes are medieval fantasy. Medieval fantasy is not historically accurate.

  • Magic Xylophone

    Ask Zack Snyder, apparently it was really important to him.