The Dark Knight Saves Gotham City by Thomas Kinkade Studios
This is an unframed Limited Edition stretched, canvas lithograph that has been hand embellished. You will want to consider ADDING a FRAME for your canvas.
- The Dark Knight Saves Gotham City is second Limited Edition artwork by Thomas Kinkade Studios featuring Batman, and the first piece that includes his sidekick Robin.
- This painting features some of Batman’s most powerful foes, including The Penguin, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Two-Face, Clayface, The Riddler, Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and Scarecrow.
- In the background to the left, we see Batgirl making a stealth entrance to help her friends.
- Catwoman crouches in the shadows, trying to decide if she should fight with or against the Dark Knight.
- As with the first Limited Edition release – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman – The Dark Knight Saves Gotham City includes tributes to some of the important people in our heroes’ lives.
- A sign at the top of one of the buildings reads “The Flying Graysons,” which pays tribute to Robin’s family. Before joining the Dark Knight, Dick Grayson was part of an acrobatic circus troupe with his mother and father. Upon their death, he became Robin “the Boy Wonder”.
- In the night sky, we see the bright “W” on the Wayne Industries building directly across from the Bat-Signal – underscoring the Dark Knight’s dual identity.
- Hidden nods to DC villains also lie within in this painting.
- The hotel is named “Al Ghul,” after Super-Villain Ra’s al Ghul.
- “Oswald’s Umbrellas” refers to The Penguin, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot.
- Banners that adorn the skyscrapers read, “We Believe in Harvey Dent,” the alter-ego of Two-Face.
- The silhouette of Commissioner Gordon can be seen on the rooftop.
- “Martha’s” and “Thomas’ Pizzeria” pay tribute to Bruce Wayne’s mother and father.
- “Gordon Cafe” and “Barbara’s Hair Salon & Spa” are named after Commissioner Gordon and his daughter, who is also known as Batgirl.
- “Selena’s Jewelry” refers to Selena Kyle, also known as Catwoman.
- A memorial to a creator of Batman appears on signage located on the roof. The year marks the introduction date of Batman.
- The street sign in the center of the painting is also important. TK Road and 16th Avenue recognize the legacy of the Studios’ founder, Thomas Kinkade, and 16th Avenue is in reference to the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth in Batman #16.
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