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Hey, all.

So, I was babysitting my nieces and nephews the other day. My 9-year-old niece Bella has always liked superheroes. She loved watching B:TAS and the Gotham Girls web toons and gravitated towards Babs and Ivy.

However, when she was perusing through my comics, I realized that I didn't own a single thing that she could read. She was intrigued by the premise of Birds of Prey, but the art and the costumes are way too inappropriate. She thought Kitty Pryde was cool, but Astonishing X-Men also includes sex scenes and Emma Frost.

Do any of you know any comic series that would be appropriate for her? I was thinking that Batgirl: Year One would be safe enough, and stuff in the vain of Colleen Coover's work on X-Men: First Class would be ideal as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


For legality, what happens when a plant-lady seductress gets hold of a gun:



She forgets that she has it of course.

Date: 2011-07-30 06:42 pm (UTC)
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When it comes to DC, I second people's suggestions of DCAU books.

If she likes Batman: The Animated Series, then the obvious choice is...
- Batman Adventures. There were two trades published, collecting the first (I think) 12 issues.
- Batman Adventures: Holiday Special. Holiday-themed trade which includes stories with Ivy, Harley and Batgirl.
- Batman Adventures: Mad Love. Harley's origin story, toonverse style.
- Batman & Robin Adventures. Directly follows Batman Adventures, but I don't think any of it is collected in trades.
- Batman Adventures: The Lost Years. Bridges the gap between the original Batman: The Animated Series and the later revamped series. Collected in trade.
- Batman: Gotham Adventures. The first (again, I think but am not 100% certain) 6 issues are collected in book-format.
- Batman Adventures (volume 2). I don't believe any of this has been collected, I could be wrong.
Man, I wish more of this was collected in some way, Batman Adventures is what I read when I was young and found the normal DCU too complicated/confusing.

Teen Titans Go and Justice League Adventures/Justice League Unlimited would also be great picks, with the tv shows obviously making good companions. There's also Adventures In The DC Universe, which explores the 90s DCU in a toonverse style - lots of characters featured, including those who don't get much/any representation in the normal DC toonverse, like Impulse, Booster and Blue Beetle and the Marvel Family.

Outside of DCAU, I think Batgirl: Year One is a good idea, and would add Steph's Batgirl run. Maaaaaybe Young Justice, although it does get darker as it goes on.

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