While the rain won’t stop coming in ‘winter Holland’, I enjoyed myself looking at my modern day birdman heroes. Such as Batman!
Here’s an interesting short bit of text on the evolution of his cape. I thought it was really cool to see how the imagination and visualisation of Batman’s wings made an interesting development. In the early days (comics) you can see the DaVinci concept coming through clearly. But now, with filmdirector Christopher Nolan who re-designed Batman into a modern-day hi-tech genius, the wings become a memory cloth. Quite interesting.
And comes to think of it, am I making birdwings or do they resemble batwings more, like the early day Batman?
Here the early day Batman (1987) as in the original comics.
The Batglider makes Batman appear to have wings. It functions like a traditional hand glider, but built to resemble the wingspan of a bat. Batman hides these on select buildings throughout the city.
Here’s the Christopher Nolan’s modern Batman (2005, Batman Begins) with his memory cloth.
The “Memory Cloth” cape is an integral part of Bruce Wayne‘sBatsuit. The fabric of the cape hardens when an electrical charge from his right glove runs through it, creating a wing-like glider. The cape in combination with magnetic grapple gun are his primary tools for traversing the city.