Notable appearance: Batman: Year 100

Paul Pope’s gritty, futuristic look at Batman was both brilliant and severely underrated when it hit stands in 2006. In the story, Batman is hunted by an overreaching government in Gotham’s police state, but it’s never made clear who is exactly under the mask. What is clear, though, is that this version of Batman is far more frightening than what we have grown accustomed to over the years.

And one of the tactics he uses to scare criminals is a pair of fake vampire teeth that he created. This makeshift tool makes the scum of the city truly believe that he is an otherworldly creature of the night, and it quickly brings these criminals to their knees before he ever has to throw a punch.