Wrath of the Villains: 20 Chillin’ Like a Gotham Villain Shirts
Batman’s got so many cool enemies, but they sometimes gets overshadowed by The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and Two-Face. Even the next tier of baddies (Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Scarecrow) are rarely prominently featured in merchandise and adaptations, never mind the lesser faves (Mad Hatter, The Ventriloquist, Firefly, Clayface, to name just a few).
That is why I’ve been enjoying Gotham so much, it’s giving us new, modern origin stories on so many of Batman’s future bad guys. For years, the Batman mythology has leaned towards the idea that these strange villains only started appearing after Batman showed up. That they had to up their game to keep up with him. But I like that Gotham is exploring the opposite angle. What if Batman had to up his game to take on the colorful (yet dark) characters in his town.
I can’t wait to see which villains pop up on Gotham next, and what background stories they’ll be given. Which villain would you like to see next?
It may be tough to figure out which bad guy to adorn yourself with. So here’s my list of my 20 favorite shirts featuring as many villains as possible.
The Usual Psychos
Arkham is the New Black
Arkham’s Asylum for Unstable Inmates
Gotham Rogues Gallery
Press Start… For Justice!
Gotham Tea Party
Villains B Pop
Power Puff Gotham Villains
Free Arkham’s Finest
8-Bit Gotham Villains
Arkham Nerd Squad
Gotham City Villains
On the big screen, Batman is about to take on a hero he sees as a villain: Superman. Who will win? Vote! Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent? Win Your T-Shirt!