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"When we originally plotted this story, Bullock and Montoya were supposed to be the main protagonists, but after Paul turned in his script, I decided I wanted to put Batgirl in it, too (I love to draw pretty girls, in case you didn't know). As I recall, Paul's reaction was 'WHAT!!??!!' I explained how I thought we could do it and subsequently wrote most, if not all, of her dialogue myself directly on the boards. I think Paul was ultimately happy with the final result, but you'd have to ask him." --Bruce Timm, Afterword, Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories

'I'd like to see Robin beat that!' )
[personal profile] lego_joker
Once upon a time, there was Batman: The Animated Series. And it was good.

Then someone decided to shake up the status quo, slap more action-ready redesigns on everybody, replace half the writing staff, and tie it all to the Superman cartoon airing at the time. And the results were decidedly horrible mixed.

Somewhere closer to the positive end of that scale, we have 1996's Batgirl Adventures #1, sort of a pseudo-sequel to 1995's Batman Adventures Holiday Special as well as another prototype of TNBA's Girls' Night Out. Once again, there's not much plot other than "the ladies of Gotham kick lots of ass, add one cup of humor and stir", but it's a formula that's made Paul Dini plenty popular, and I'd be lying if I said I weren't fond if it.

(Doesn't hurt that the yellow-and-black look is one of my favorite BG costumes of all time, either.)

The other (other) World's Finest, behind the cut! )
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Oh, there was a girl from Gotham...

That walked the hero's road,

For the sake of her old father...

It's to her I sing this ode.

With ra-zor sharp intellect...

She struck down every foe.

Joy and inspiration,

It's these to her we owe...

Gray and blue...

Gray and blue...

The girl from Gotham wore the gray and blue...

So of course, this comic is best known for introducing a sociopathic criminal. C'est la vie. )

By the way, I'll be going through a lot of Babsgirl stuff this week, so if there's anything you want me to keep my grubby little hands off of, speak up now. Thank you.
[personal profile] lego_joker
 To kick off our little tributes to the inimitable Ms. Craig, here's a fun little scene from one of the recent issues of Batman '66, and a glimpse into what might have been had the show been made with more... modern standards.

Admittedly, the story in itself isn't really worth picking up; its being a one-parter means the central joke (imagine Mad Men, only with 200% more Batman villains!) is flat and inconsistent, and I'm not really satisfied with how Barbara ultimately won, even though it was nice to see a story try to emphasize Barbara Gordon's competence over Batgirl's.

But hey, you look me in the eye and tell me one other place where you can see BG beat up four supervillains at the same time.

An imaginary story behind the cut. Aren't they all? )
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As you are most likely aware, Yvonne Craig, the actress who originated the roles of Barbara Gordon and Batgirl in the 1966 Batman TV series, passed away last week after a fight with cancer.

In light of this sad milestone, it would seem apt for scans_daily to join other fans around the world in mourning her loss, but also to celebrate the character she breathed life into, and set the standard for for decades to come.

Dominoed Daredoll herself )
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Harley Quinn is easily one of the most popular of the Batman Rogues, and in part that's due to her rounded characterisation, humour and tragic backstory... but there's one kind of questionable part that creators over the years have had a bit of difficulty ironing out.

Namely: How she got her degree.

Trigger warnings for implict slut shaming and victim blaming )

Up Next: Big Barda and Superman in THAT crossover...
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Jim Gordon's tenure as Batman continues as those closest to him struggle to deal with the tragic loss of his moustache. • 32 pg, FC • $2.99 US • RATED T

Also, what's your favorite superhero "secret identity-reveal" moment? I've always liked the Ultimate Spider-Man/Mary Jane one.

(Cameron Stewart/Brendon Fletcher on script, Babs Tarr on art)

Ice cream and unicorns and fade haircuts )
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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

Read More... )
[personal profile] lego_joker
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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[personal profile] espanolbot
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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