Todd McFarlane and Batman are both larger-than-life figures in comics. While the shadow of the Dark Knight has influenced every single dark avenger who's stepped up after him, McFarlane is one of the most celebrated comic creators of all-time, having co-founded Image Comics and created fan-favorite characters like Spawn.
At Comic-Con International in San Diego, the Comic-Con Museum has captured the Caped Crusader's larger-than-life status with a McFarlane-designed Batman statue that stands over six feet tall.
Based on McFarlane's iconic cover to Batman #423, this statue is the 100th entry in DC Collectibles' Batman: Black & White line, which has immortalized dozens of creators' takes on Batman in a sophisticated black and white palette.
To celebrate Batman's induction into the Comic-Con Museum's Hall of Fame and the hero's 80th anniversary, the statue will be on display throughout SDCC at The Batman Experience Powered by AT&T exhibit. It will be be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the convention, with process benefiting the museum.
"To simply be a part of the 80th anniversary of a character that has always held such a special place in my heart is an honor." McFarlane said, as Forbes noted. “But in designing this statue I truly feel like I'm adding to Batman's legacy and in the process benefitting a hall of fame that will become an institution both for comic fans and the San Diego community."
The statue will also be available in the Black & White line's usually 1:10 scale as well.