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There was a request for scans from Babs' days as a Congresswoman. Here's a particularly cracky tale from Batman Family #1, 1975. The upcoming U.S. Bicentennial was all over the media, and comics were no exception...

Old-timers will remember the "Bicentennial Minutes" that ran on tv in that era...little 60-second history lessons, narrated by various celebrities.

Sheesh, everyone's a critic. Babs and Dick sneak away to change into costume (this was before they knew each other's secret identities) and there's a brief tussle with Benedict before he mysteriously vanishes.

He turns up again the next day, this time leading an army of Colonial soldiers intent on taking over Washington. Batgirl and Robin try to fight them off, but are overwhelmed and captured.

Cool death-trap. Suddenly, Arnold's army disappears, and his mysterious red-suited mentor announces that he's calling off the invasion. Arnold begs for one last chance, and goes after Batgirl and Robin with swords. Mr. Red Suit conjures up swords for the heroes too, just to make things even.

Ok, I think we all saw that one coming.

It's even better if you imagine Benedict Arnold's voice sounding like Saddam Hussein on South Park.

Hee hee. You know, despite what Barbara says here, I don't really remember Batman ever trying to talk her out of crime-fighting. That's strictly Dick-Dickery there.

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creator: elliot s! maggin, creator: mike grell, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, publisher: dc comics, title: batman family

Date: 2010-02-18 01:53 am (UTC)
chipsnopotatoes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chipsnopotatoes
oh babs! control yourself :D

Date: 2010-02-18 04:17 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
It's those sexy legs I bet lol. :P

Date: 2010-02-18 04:24 am (UTC)
chipsnopotatoes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chipsnopotatoes
well apparently, it's not only her. This was a hot topic at the CBR forum

So...Awkward Question....Did Dick Grayson Shave His Legs As Robin?


what does scans daily think?

Date: 2010-02-18 04:50 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
I aways been an firm believer he waxes his legs. :)

Date: 2010-02-18 11:55 am (UTC)
lyraeinne: (Batman holding Robin)
From: [personal profile] lyraeinne
I'd actually bet he still shaves them now. Most gymnasts/swimmers/other professional athletes do, I believe. It's probably never occurred to him not to.

Date: 2010-02-18 01:56 am (UTC)
ravenous_raven: Combo headshot of Cass Cain, Steph Brown, and Babs Gordon, the 3 Batgirls, "Bow to the Goddammned Batgirls" in a corner (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravenous_raven
Yes! The context of that kiss scene! Man, Dick always has hot redheads jumping all over him, doesn't he? ;)

Date: 2010-02-18 02:16 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
And not even from this planet. Now I understand why he avoided pants so long: apparently that works. Who knew.

Date: 2010-02-18 03:01 am (UTC)
star_of_airdrie: (DickKory1)
From: [personal profile] star_of_airdrie
that's what attracted Starfire to him in the first place - he showed off his legs

Date: 2010-02-18 02:00 am (UTC)
thebigapricot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
I have this one. The letters page a few issues later was very funny. A number of readers were upset with the kiss. The editors had to clarify there were no plans for a romance between Babs who was "at least 25" and the teenage Robin.

Date: 2010-02-18 02:33 am (UTC)
xammax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xammax
LMAO..... Yeah those two will never get together.

Date: 2010-02-18 07:20 am (UTC)
mad: Babs is a NERD (Babs is a nerd)
From: [personal profile] mad
Yes, I remember that being posted! For some reason, I remember one person saying something like "I laughed when she laid that big smackeroo on his kisser!"

Date: 2010-02-18 07:58 pm (UTC)
strannik01: (Default)
From: [personal profile] strannik01
I thought Dick was already in college at this point in continuity

Date: 2010-02-21 07:59 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
He was, but that means he was about 18 and she was still 8-10 years older than him.

Date: 2010-02-21 08:05 pm (UTC)
strannik01: (Default)
From: [personal profile] strannik01
Oh, right. You are still teenager until you reach 20. (My ex used to have a lot of fun with that. When we started dating, I was 19 and she was 22 and she used to joke that, OMG, she was dating a teenager.)

But I digress.

Date: 2010-02-20 03:16 pm (UTC)
hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)
From: [personal profile] hradzka
I love the BATMAN FAMILY letters pages dealing with the fallout from this kiss. My favorite bit is when after that initial back-peddling, all the PRO-Dick/Babs letters started coming in and you can see the editors realizing, "Holy inappropriate romance! We've got something here!" So it became a running gag, and then canon.

My favorite Dick/Babs scene is actually in BATMAN FAMILY, where they pull the old "he tells her how he really feels, but she's already fallen asleep" gag. It's adorable.

Date: 2010-02-21 08:05 pm (UTC)
strannik01: (Default)
From: [personal profile] strannik01
My favorite Dick/Babs scene is actually in BATMAN FAMILY, where they pull the old "he tells her how he really feels, but she's already fallen asleep" gag. It's adorable.

Of course, it was retroactively revealed that she actually heard everything and was just pretending to sleep.

Date: 2010-02-18 02:00 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Hey, the pose in the second to last panel was used in the Super Dictionary!

Also, a collar, Babs? Really?

Date: 2010-02-18 04:07 am (UTC)
magnetic_regina: Lazin' in a flower (Default)
From: [personal profile] magnetic_regina
Hey, the pose in the second to last panel was used in the Super Dictionary!

With the Joker! No wonder it looked like she was coming on to him.

Date: 2010-02-18 08:17 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The Joker snogged Robin? Ick!

Date: 2010-02-18 02:18 am (UTC)
promethea4: (Default)
From: [personal profile] promethea4
I have this one too. And it's a cracktavaganza!

Dick-dickery. It's important to remember that it exists from time to time. It just gets eclipsed by the magnitude of Bruce-dickery.

And yet I still love it. What's wrong with me?

Date: 2010-02-18 02:19 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
So, the moral of the story is that America has Satan's OK...

Date: 2010-02-18 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] taggerung301
more firepower for us! :D

Date: 2010-02-18 06:49 am (UTC)
freezer: (Herc Approves)
From: [personal profile] freezer
America: FUCK YEAH!

Date: 2010-02-18 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nevermore999
Batman tried to talk her out of it in her first appearance. "This is too dangerous for a girl!" But he quickly decided she was up to it.

Date: 2010-02-18 02:48 am (UTC)
iskander: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iskander
It's washington DC, just were is that Batline attached to ??????

Date: 2010-02-18 08:13 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Wayne Enterprises has seeded every major city in the DCU with small cloud shaped blimps to act as skyhooks. If there are no buildings around, the Batclan know the shape of the clouds to aim for...

Date: 2010-02-18 03:06 am (UTC)
star_of_airdrie: Robins (Robins)
From: [personal profile] star_of_airdrie
'Babs, are you grabbing my ankles?'

And I'm an oldtimer... 1976 seems like... 34 years ago

Date: 2010-02-18 03:07 am (UTC)
cmic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmic
So, judging by the triptych where Satan reveals himself . . . Satan is Stan Lee.

I suspected as much.

Date: 2010-02-18 04:32 am (UTC)
yaseen101: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yaseen101
Hahaha, I remember the time this was posted on SD 1.0 and a lot of people were like 'WTF, Satan is Stan Lee?'

Date: 2010-02-18 05:49 pm (UTC)
requiem2adream: (Torchwood: Jack/Ianto: No manips!)
From: [personal profile] requiem2adream
AHAHAHA That's exactly what I thought when I saw it XD

Date: 2010-02-18 06:18 am (UTC)
ext_398513: (Default)
From: [identity profile] tornadotwin.blogspot.com
even women in comic books didn't wear bras'?

Date: 2010-02-18 07:13 am (UTC)
mad: Babs is a NERD (Babs is a nerd)
From: [personal profile] mad
No no, I'm pretty sure she's drawn like she's wearing those cone bras.

Date: 2010-02-18 07:17 am (UTC)
mad: All your base are belong to Oracle (Oracle)
From: [personal profile] mad
This story is pretty cracky.

I'm just trying to imagine them reporting it to Batman sometime later... "and then after we defeated Benedict Arnold, Satan showed up, and no, he wasn't wearing any pants."

Date: 2010-02-18 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] graypumpkin
But the no pants thing was OK, as poor Satan, didn't seem to have any discernible genitalia. Poor guy was like a Ken doll down there.

Date: 2010-02-18 08:16 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Evil Benedict Arnold sure gets around no?

Date: 2010-02-18 10:04 am (UTC)
teamrodent: Longhorns (Happy hooker)
From: [personal profile] teamrodent
And he knows what a TV camera is, never mind that *photography* wasn't around in the 16th century...

Date: 2010-02-18 10:14 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I have no problem with the notion that the walls of Hell are lined with TV monitors broadcasting reality TV, televangelists and Barney the Dinosaur 24/7, so he'd have picked up on the basic notion.

Date: 2010-02-18 11:14 pm (UTC)
arysteia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arysteia
Neither was *he*. He's from the eighteenth. ;-p

Date: 2010-02-20 01:31 pm (UTC)
lyraeinne: (Steph is Batgirl)
From: [personal profile] lyraeinne
Tsk tsk, and people say Dick/Babs came outta nowhere. :P

But gosh, do I love this story. Some lovely person randomly included it for free in a shipment of Nightwing I bought from him on ebay, and it's always remained one of my favorite Bronze Age bat-stories. Guiltily, there are times when I do miss this Babs.


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