Posted on September 17, 2016
Moebius parodies Batman in 1995’s “I Am Not Batman”
Although Mœbius was a legend in the comics industry, it was rare that we ever saw him cross over into the world of mainstream comics. There was “Parable” a beautiful, but poorly written Silver Surfer book he made with Stan Lee, and a dozen or more covers he did for Marvel and DC (here’s a good collection). When it came to working in comics, he clearly prefered sticking to his own creations, but that doesn’t mean he avoided mainstream hero comics all together.
In 1994 Moebius submitted a short Batman comic to DC Comics, who quickly rejected the work and refused to pay Moebius for any of it. So he re-worked the comic, presumably in a more humorous style, and published it as “I Am Not Batman” with Penthouse Comix.
The full comic contained several short Batman stories and sketches, but I’m sharing only the 8 page main story below: