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Even today, Batman: The Animated Series remains a high mark for which all other interpretations of the characters are measured against. That goes for the comics, too. Comparing TAS with say, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's recent run on Batman is kind of an apples/oranges situation, but it's still fun to imagine what the animated Batman might look like in current-day storylines.

Artist Rick Celis was probably thinking the exact same thing when he challenged himself to redraw 50 of Capullo's great covers in the style of Batman: TAS. It's a lot of fun to see how Celis translates and interprets the grim originals into the slightly brighter world of the cartoon. We've selected a few of our favorites below (and placed them together with their counterparts), but you can head on over to Celis' DeviantArt if you want to see them all.

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