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What's 411 and 911 for superheroes all rolled into one? O-R-A-C-L-E )

1 page from JLA: Classified #11, 5 1/3 from #12, 2 pages from #14, 3 pages from #15, 1 page from JLA/Avengers #2, 1 page from JLA: Our Worlds At War, 3 pages from Formerly Known As The Justice League #5
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Brenden Fletcher: I think Batgirl as a character had been in such a dark place, it was an obvious journey for us. Cameron [Stewart] and I wanted for her to be the Batgirl that we grew up with — not exactly in her characterization, but in the way that she felt like the iconic version of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl: Yvonne Craig from the 1966 Batman TV show, Barbara Gordon from Batman: The Animated Series, from the old comics in the 1960s and 70s. We wanted to feel that from the character.

Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart
Artist: Babs Tarr

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Another amazing piece from my pal Juliandroid, original concept thought up by me during that whole #ChangeTheCover controversy ages ago. Juli's going to be offering commissions via tumblr pretty damn soon, so snap up those slots if you're interested!

Behind the cut: what might've been on Earth-Not-Quite-The-DCU )
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This is an exceptional piece of news which I would normally post on noscansdaily, but I think this deserves a post based on the promo piece just released by WB and DC and which DOES include what looks to be the new look for a series of picture books and hopefully comics too!

FINALLY some recognition that young girls can be superhero fans too! )
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The audience's attitudes towards certain subjects change as time progresses, so what might seem harmless or even amusing to a past audience comes across as offensive or even creepy by one of today! So, I thought that I'd gather up a few for your perusal.*

*Note: This isn't meant to make light of what they're doing or who they're doing it to, but rather pointing out how unpleasant and strange it is that SUPERHEROES are the ones doing it.

Victimblaming Within )
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Gail Simone returns to her write her favourite character again in the first part of this story, again set in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City which is part of the Convergence event. (Art by Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons)

Oracle's BACK baby! )
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So Robin is 75 years old this year, having debuted in Detective Comics #38, dated April 1940



That means it would have been on the shelves in Feb/March. According to current continuity, Dick's birthday is "the first day of Spring", which would be 20th March, but he's had a few other dates cited as his DOB over the years, so this seems close enough... ish.

So let's celebrate!

And how better than with a costume party?! )
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From Batgirl #35

With the surprising huge success of Harley Quinn, we've seen some interesting developments as DC & Marvel have been trying to capitalize on the large female readership that book has gotten. What we're seeing in Harley's home office, the Batman line of books, is an approach that you need more than just a female lead, but a different way of writing characters and telling stories with Gotham Academy and the revamp of Batgirl.

In Batgirl's case, the emphasis is on the girl part of Batgirl. She's still brilliant and capable, but now looks and acts her age, rather than the 30-something she's tended to be written as since the reboot. She lives in Burnside, Gotham's version of Brooklyn. She and best friend Dinah, who's older, more mature, and fronts a band while also being a costumed crime fighter (She has an impressive set of pipes), have been on the outs, but still come through for each other. She has an ethnically diverse supporting cast, too.

Dinah's band, BTW, is the one the kids are referring to in Gotham Academy that has a new singer. Speaking of that very good book, some have wondered why it's set in Gotham City. Where else could it be set, since the story is all about Gotham City? There just happens to be more to the people of Gotham than the Bats, Jim Gordon, violent criminals, and a bunch of victims.

Some traditional Bat fanboys have griped about the lack of Grim'n'Gritty art and storytelling style in Batgirl. They have a gripe with the female target audience too, it seems, writing comments that the book is trying to appeal to girls who listen to One Direction. I can only assume these suburban boys have never been to the urban areas of major cities, as the hipsters that live in places like Burnside don't listen to groups like One Direction.

But, these are the same guys who were going on about how Joker's Daughter was such a better character than Harley, boldly predicted upon her debut that she'd be a much bigger breakout character than Harley had ever been, and would supplant her when that new series flopped, as it was sure to do. Well, we saw how that worked out. That crowd has been very quiet of late on the subject of comparing Joker's Daughter's marketability to Harley's. Yes, Grimdark fans, there is room for variety in comics, even in the Bat books.

Don't get me wrong. I liked The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen. I just don't think every superhero comic book has to be just like them.

One thing I like about the new Batgirl team is how they show Barbara's ability to retain and instantly recall any memory. It's done very visually.

Oh, Babs is hungover from a party, and Dinah is cranky due to everything she owned just getting blown up. She really needs to watch it when she yells at the insurance company...



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