Jock Helps Promote ‘Gotham’ With Animated Illustrations [Video]
We are only a few weeks away from the premiere of Gotham, the Batman-adjacent television show focusing on a young Jim Gordon's early days as a cop in Gotham City, and that means that it's time for Fox and DC Comics parent Warner Bros. to ramp up the PR machine to get viewers interested in seeing what the Riddler was up to before he became the Riddler (he was talking about riddles a lot).
But while I may not have been too thrilled with the actual show, there's one pretty awesome thing to come out of it. For a promo, the producers got comics artist Jock (of Judge Dredd, The Losers and Batman: The Black Mirror fame) to recreate key scenes from the pilot episode to use in advertising -- which is a surprisingly rare thing in media based on comics.
In typical fashion for a show that the producers have insisted is not a Batman show but is, in fact, a Jim Gordon show, the art includes two pieces of Bruce Wayne, one of the Penguin, and zero of Jim Gordon. Unless you count the back of his head, in which case we can maybe bump that up to one-half. Either way, Jock remains awesome.
[Images via @Jock4twenty]