DC Sneak Peek: Catwoman

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There's such a great history for the character, but in the same way Gotham is an elastic town, she's got an elastic story, where there's a lot of room for her within the DC mythos that Mark [Doyle, the Batman group editor] and company have been excited to explore. The last arc of Catwoman was a chance to tell a really great story for Selina that made the most of her sly smarts and set up some characters that could give her a run for her money, in one way or another, and the reader response has been incredible. This arc is where all those delicate things start to go to pieces, and in some ways that's even better." - Genevieve Valentine

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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-04-11 01:32 pm

Convergence - Harley Quinn #1

The Harley Quinn Convergence is perhaps closer to a "Gotham City Sirens" reunion as it involves the main three members; Harley herself, Poison Ivy and Catwoman.

Harley's back in the classic BTAS outfit (always my preferred version, stylistically)

And all from the pre Flashpoint DCU )
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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-03-03 10:45 pm

A little equal ops ogling preview material

It's been a weird Tuesday so I'm up for a little something pretty, but since I believe in being even handed about these things....

For those who like the ladies...

Adam Hughes Catwoman Convergence Cover )

And for those who like the chaps...

A preview image from Grayson #8 )
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[personal profile] espanolbot2015-02-26 09:10 pm

Harley Pitches a Cartoon!

Or rather, Harley tries to pitch the web cartoon Gotham Girls to some executives, "hilarity" ensues.
From Catwoman 89 )
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[personal profile] espanolbot2015-02-08 01:28 pm

Catwoman: Identity Crisis Tie-In

Now that the spectacular train wreck that is Identity Crisis has been covered, we can deal with some of the fallout. You see, the arguement as presented by Oliver Queen in the main story is that they erased the memories of criminals (and just the memories, prior to Dr Light) in order to protect the lives and wellbeing of the superhero community's loved ones... WELL TURNS OUT THAT WASN'T THE CASE!

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[personal profile] aeka2014-12-28 02:25 pm

31 Days of Scans, Day 28: Favorite Canonical Romance (Main Post)

I have plenty of favourites into his arena too, from Lois Lane/Clark Kent to Wonder Woman/Steve Trevor to Mary Jane/Peter Parker. But if there's one that provides me with warm feelings all over, it has to be this one:



True Romance Indeed! )
[personal profile] lego_joker2014-12-20 06:26 pm

31 Days of Scans - Book/Storyline You Could Read Over and Over: Batman Year One

Let the disagreements pour forth, but to this day, Frank Miller's Batman: Year One remains quite possibly the most well-told Batman story I have ever read. I'm tempted to say that it's proof of what Miller alone was capable of at the top of his game, but some sources have it that David Mazzucchelli was holding back all of his excesses, which isn't exactly unbelievable.

Really, Mazzucchelli's art and layouts make half the story, with a beautifully minimalist-yet-gritty aesthetic that can make even the hokiest scenes work (so naturally, the DTV adaptation glossed over all that with its typical wannabe-anime art. Feh). It's a shame that today he's gone into the Too-Good-For-Mainstream-Superheroes-Camp, but if anyone's earned that spot, it's him. I'm also of the opinion that this is one of those comics that absolutely must be read with the shitty, grainy coloring of the late 1980s to get the full effect, but since most of them TPBs today have that high-falutin' shiny digital coloring, this might be a bit hard.

The actual content of the story, I go back and forth on: I love what it did to Gordon's and Alfred's character voices, it's probably the sole reason that pre-scarring Harvey Dent has any traction in the modern era, and the corruption of the GCPD is practically gospel today, but I'm largely apathetic to any take on Catwoman's origin, and I've never sat too well with the third-act revelation of Jim Gordon's adultery. Still, when it's good, it's absolutely kick-ass

Come. Let us gaze on some of its finest moments...



I know comics. I know comics. Sometimes, I share them. With someone like you. )
[personal profile] lego_joker2014-12-19 11:15 pm

31 Days of Scans - Character you used to hate/dislike, but now you don’t: Black Mask

For the longest time, I'd always thought of Black Mask - especially the 2000s-era take on him - as Hush, but even worse. Hush might have been a huge Villain Sue with artificial competence and a wholly unoriginal composition, but at least he had the grace to leave the Bat-books (temporarily) as soon as Loeb was done with his debut story. Black Mask had all of the above (possible exacerbated by the fact that he was previously an unremarkable C-lister in Batman's rogues gallery) with the added caveat that editorial was in love with him for some reason, so we got him shoved down our throats as TEH MOST BADASS CRIMELORD EVAH for most of Gotham's mid-2000s status quo.

I'm not going to recap the disgusting mess that was "War Games" here - there are plenty of posts on this community devoted to covering that already - but suffice to say, BM got very little love from the female readership, and his fans in the male readership basically amounted to people impressed that he'd killed a Robin.

But then I sat down to Judd Winick's run on Batman, and realized that holy shit, apparently the newbie writer on the block agreed with me.

The life and times of Roman Sionis, behind the cut. )