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So, [personal profile] sailorlibra requested some Sasha Bordeaux a while back, and I've finally gotten off of my lazy ass to do something about it. The way I see it, I've got about four posts worth of material from Rucka's first run on Detective Comics without derailing any future posts I have planned, which will have the added benefit of serving as a springboard for a future series of posts from Checkmate, as requested by [personal profile] ghosty732.

But enough of that, to the comics! And as I figure, there's no better place to begin then, well, the beginning. So, we're looking at seven pages from 'Tec #751, and a little bit from #752.

A bit of background context, during these two issues, the GCPD are trying to resolve the whole Ivy-in-Robinson-Park thing left over from NML. We're worrying about more important things here, though, so let's cut to Wayne Enterprises.

(as an aside, i just want to say that even though Shawn Martinbrough's art can be iffy at times, the two-tone colors 'Tec had between NML and BW: Murderer made a really lovely comic)

Another thing worth discussing is post-NML Bruce Wayne, who is obviously a big part of this story. He's a bit oafish, maybe more than usual, but a lot of times, especially when you're around him as often as Sasha will be, that comes off as being as much an act as it really is, especially with the business-savvy he displays at times. Also, I can't see how anyone can think he's being so insufferable on accident (which endears him to me a lot, actually).

Obviously, he didn't go to the washroom, and you can read more about what happens when he goes to help the situation in Robinson Park over is this post. Now, because of that post, I don't have too many pages left from 752, but I can make it just under the wire with one and a third.

Realizing Bruce had ditched her, Sasha looks for him around the building. The security guards aren't much help.

But having no luck at Wayne Enterprises, she finds her way to the manor, where we pick up the next morning.


And so begin a beautif-- uh, destru-- hmm, confli-- well, some kind of relationship.

Next time, Jim Gordon's retirement party! Featuring Sasha getting suspicious, my favorite Two-Face seen ever, and me pulling my hair out trying to cut it all down to page limits!

also, i think this is my first full post since the move
(Animal Man wasn't full, and Scans De Yada doesn't count since there weren't enough comics; By the way, if you're planning to contribute, I'm still waiting on a number of submissions!)

Date: 2009-12-07 02:39 am (UTC)
sistermagpie: Might as well be in Chinese (Chinese)
From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
Nothing like some good bat shadow work in Batman comics!

Date: 2009-12-07 03:21 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
God, I loved Rucka's run on Detective Comics so much. If only it wasn't muddled down with accursed crossovers. (See also: Woman, Wonder).

Date: 2009-12-07 04:00 am (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
I'm not even a Bat-fan, but I'm loving the way this is laid out.

Date: 2009-12-07 04:10 am (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
Yes. And yes. :D

Don't worry. By tomorrow I'll be back to whining and kvetching about everything like a good little fan. :p

Date: 2009-12-07 04:13 am (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell

Poor woman. ^__^

Date: 2009-12-07 04:16 am (UTC)
jelly_ace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
But you get lost in your own building!

Heh. Ditz!Bruce is funny.

Not loving the art, though. It's kinda inconsistent.

Date: 2009-12-07 05:02 am (UTC)
jelly_ace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
Burchett did the one as the intro to Bruce Wayne: Murderer, right? I bought the 10-cent version. And yep, shades of Batman Adventures there.

And yeah, come to think of it, the coloring's nice. I always liked toned-down colors--shiny coloring is just so blech to me.

Date: 2009-12-07 06:19 am (UTC)
jelly_ace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
Goes to show, the DCAU does leave an impression on people.

Date: 2009-12-07 04:25 am (UTC)
wealhtheow: sepia close-up of Medusa (HatefulSuperheroOutfits)
From: [personal profile] wealhtheow
Wow, I actually appreciate every part of this--the art, the writing, the introduced character, the Bruce Wayne characterization. I'm amazed--I never like them all at once!

Date: 2009-12-07 04:26 am (UTC)
perletwo: batman (batman - stars)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
Wait, am I to understand that Bruce can cook, but Batman can't...? *narrows eyes suspiciously*

Date: 2009-12-07 06:33 am (UTC)
mad: (Batman)
From: [personal profile] mad
...that is kind of hilarious and awesome.

Date: 2009-12-07 06:36 am (UTC)
perletwo: batman (batman - stars)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
Have we ever seen them in the same kitchen at the same time?

Date: 2009-12-07 06:41 am (UTC)
mad: I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN! (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad
No, I don't think we have.... *narrows eyes*


Date: 2009-12-07 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Probably what happens is he praises his own cooking to the skies, but secretly takes pains NOT to acquire good cooking skills, so he'll always make a hideous mess whenever he tries to cook for people, which will bolster his Bertie Wooster image. That omelet will probably taste like a doormat.

Date: 2009-12-07 01:29 pm (UTC)
perletwo: batman (batman - stars)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
Waal, he did say it'd be a mean omelet, after all. :D

Date: 2009-12-07 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Yes, but the way I'm picturing that, it would mean a 'too cool for school' omelet, a 'make you feel inferior' omelet, an 'I'm too sexy for this plate' omelet, an omelet so jaw-droppingly well-made and sophisticated that you're afraid to eat it. If that omelet had a mouth, it would sneer. The omelet I'm picturing is more like something that would have dropped off the bottom of one of Heracles' sandals following his initial inspection of the Augean stables.

Date: 2009-12-07 06:41 am (UTC)
mad: I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN! (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad
I love the colouring on these. Looking forward to the next post.

IIRC, the retirement has one of my favourite Jim Gordon moments. I can't remember it exactly, but there's an exchange between Jim and Sasha, and he gives her a look and it's implied that he knows Batman is Bruce Wayne and he's wondering whether or not she's figured it out. Something like that.

Date: 2009-12-07 06:53 am (UTC)
sailorlibra: (oh yeah)
From: [personal profile] sailorlibra
Man, Sasha, you're have better taste in clothes than I remembered.

And, OP, thanks for granting the request. I know how difficult it can be to keep within the page limits.

Date: 2009-12-07 07:27 am (UTC)
magnetic_regina: Lazin' in a flower (He brings with him cookies.)
From: [personal profile] magnetic_regina
Bruce Wayne gets lost in his own building and locks himself in the toilet by accident?

That's adorable! I want one!

Date: 2009-12-07 08:37 am (UTC)
stillawkward: (Adventure Time)
From: [personal profile] stillawkward
Oh foppish Bruce Wayne, how I love you. I can't help but read these pages in Kevin Conroy's Bruce Wayne voice.

Date: 2009-12-07 08:47 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I dunno, there was a good story to be told featuring Bruce Wayne's bodyguard, but sadly almost nothing about Sasha Boudreaux was it IMHO.

Date: 2009-12-08 12:54 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
A story arc which didn't involve her becoming a costumed vigilante for a start. :)


Date: 2009-12-07 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] coolghoul

It sounds like a lot of fun. I really loved Lucius blackmailing Bruce. While I adore the artwork from the 70s, the artwork reminds me somewhat of the DCAU artwork which I've come to adore. It's the coloring, I think.

I hadn't read this thing but had come across Sasha in the Brother Eye related material leading to the Crisis so never knew who she was...

This sounds like great fun.


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