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One of the Bat-Personnel's main exports has always been creative takedowns. Here's Burnside Batgirl, stepping up to family tradition:




First Sterling Grayson, then Barbara Cumberbatch. What's next? Jason and Tim Winchester?
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Started watching the Wire lately, and it's put me in the mood for some of Ed Brubaker's Catwoman run, which I'm going to share as it's a far better series than most things published now or since.
Trigger warning: child abuse )
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Oh, FYI: The first two episodes of Korra will be aired officially and legally on the creators' Tumblr account, Korra Nation, this Saturday. I'll be writing a review, along with one for Young Justice. Whether I'll post it here or not depends upon whether it conforms to the new rules. If not, I'll post a link to my blog when I'll also be posting them.

Link,
http://korranation.tumblr.com/
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If there's one classic* Batman villain I've come to hate over the past ten years, it's Black Mask.

Thanks to his prominent roles in War Games, he dominated the Bat-books for a couple years, getting big parts in Nightwing, Catwoman, and Under the Hood, thus also appearing in the last one's DVD adaptation, as well as Teh Batman. So I really shouldn't be surprised that this one-dimensional, nasty, pointless, generic, hollow non-character actually has fans. Not surprised, but disappointed.

But why? How the hell did this character become a thing, while better gangster-style villains (the Penguin, Harvey, the Ventriloquist and Scarface) got shoved to the side?

So, as I was already writing about a related Two-Face story from 1985, I decided to check out the original Black Mask appearances by Doug Moench. What I was surprised to discover was that Moench's original Mask in no way, shape, or form resembles the version which DC rose to prominence a few years ago.

I'm not saying he's a good character, mind you. But he's a far more interesting (and cracktacular) character. Hell, just look at the cover blurb:





So yes, prepare for the ultra-modern Batman villain who makes all the other villains look like CRAP! At least, according to Doug Moench.

Push it to the limit (LIMIIIIIIIT) behind the cut )

When Selina killed Roman a second time, I reacted with a weary "finally." But now, after reading Moench's originally stories, I feel disappointed for Ed Brubaker and subsequent writers for wasting what little potential there was for this character, and further distaste for anyone who actually likes the skull-faced version of Black Mask.

Finally, a question: anyone else think that Jeph Loeb ripped off Black Mask when he created Hush? Really, everything that Loeb tried to say with Tommy Elliot, I feel like Moench already said better with Roman Sionis. Just another little way that Moench's original creation has been swept under the rug by DC.




*I hate Hush and Dr. Hurt more, but they ain't "classic" just yet.
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[personal profile] cloud_wolf requested some Bruce/Dick interaction scenes from Robin Year One and I said I'd help out. I read this for the first time maybe a month or two ago and absolutely loved it. It's long, but I read it so fast, it actually felt short. There's four parts and each part is comprised of 52 pages.

Beautiful art and little! Dick Grayson being awesome. What more could you ask for?

Also, I decided to pop in a sketch I got from Cameron Stewart over the weekend at the Wizard World Comic Con in Toronto, it's pretty awesome.

Enjoy.



Some Bruce/Dick/Alfred chats in Robin:Y1 )

Red Hood by Cameron Stewart :-) )

Suggested tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: robin/red hood/jason todd, creator: scott beatty, creator: cameron stewart, creator: javier pulido, creator: robert campanella,


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