Batman Villains Envisioned in Vintage Mugshots

By on May 2, 2013

Paying homage to the collection of 1920s vintage mugshots of Australian criminals posted on Laughing Squid last year, Canadian graphic artist Jason Mark has applied the same type of look to a handful of classic Batman villains. Giving off a Gangster Squad vibe, Mark’s “The Usual Suspects” set includes his take on the Joker (John Doe), the Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot), Two-Face (Harvey Dent) and Mr. Freeze (Victor Fries).

The first three are dated in the early 1940s while Mr. Freeze’s mug shot is dated in the late 1950s. My guess is that the artist is working under the assumption that the technology keeping the good doctor alive didn’t exist until the late ’50s.

Mark’s other work includes a variety of DC and Marvel superhero-inspired art including Batman, Green Lantern and Wolverine. Check out “The Usual Suspects” below:

Vintage Batman Villains

Batman Villains: The Joker posing for a mug shot in the 1940s.

The Penguin posing for a mug shot in the 1940s.

Two-Face posing for a mug shot in the 1940s.

Mr. Freeze posing for a mug shot in the 1950s.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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