Batman villains captured in 1940s mugshots are fantastically dapperS

These digitally painted Batman villain mugshots are oddly mesmerizing. We just can't stop dreaming up a Gangster Squad batman.

Inspired by the dapper men in the 1920s Australian mugshots, artist Jason Mark re-created these scenes with famous Batman villains. Between this and the Rockabilly Batman series, a very solid case is being made for a vintage Batman cartoon or (well done) webseries. Frankly, we'll take both.

Edit: Earlier we said these were 1920s mugshots but the dates on the images imply that they were "taken" in the 1940s. Sorry about the mix up.

Batman villains captured in 1940s mugshots are fantastically dapperS

Batman villains captured in 1940s mugshots are fantastically dapperS

Batman villains captured in 1940s mugshots are fantastically dapperS

Batman villains captured in 1940s mugshots are fantastically dapperS

[via Geekologie]