Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Pictorial History of the Scarecrow


The Scarecrow has popped up in the cartoon world about every ten years, and what makes his pictorial history so interesting is that his design is very different every time he makes an appearance. He even had three different looks in his Batman: the Animated Series era!

Which one is your favourite?


The Adventures of Batman (1968)


Challenge of the Super Friends (1978)


Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)


Batman: the Animated Series - Nothing to Fear (1992)


Batman: the Animated Series (1992)


The New Batman Adventures (1997)


Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)


Batman: the Brave and the Bold (2009)

7 comments:

Orphen said...

I can't say that Scarecrow is even close to one of my favorite villains but it is interesting non the less seeing his progression as well. I guess I like the second batman the animated series one where he kind of looks like clayface and scarecrow combined lol.

Anonymous said...

I love the New Batman Adventures look! All those redesigns were awesome.

Hero Supreme said...

Once again, well done!

The redesign for The New Batman Adventures was pretty drastic, and although it is creepy, it just doesn't ring scarecrow to me. I actually really like the Brave and the Bold look and also the original Batman Animated look (sans straw).

Anonymous said...

they should made a scarecrow like in batman begins and the dark knight like cillian murphy

Dexter said...

well im a huge fan of the scarecrow he is my favourit villian.

yazzydream said...

The New Batman Adventures hands down! He's scary as heck in that one.

I love all these progression pics you've been doing, they're fantastic.
You should tackle some Wonder Woman next. Or one of the female characters.

Anonymous said...

The Scarecrow is definitely my favorite Batman villain, tied with the Joker. People forget that the Scarecrow is the symbol of fear and that makes him one of Batman's top enemies. I like the third animated series version because he's actually scary looking. It's hard to make him scary with an actual "scarecrow" look. The best one was in the comics by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale. He looked like a Scarecrow and was very, very scary.