[identity profile] statham1986.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Spoilerific New Image Regarding G-Mozz's Batman and Robin Run
So, Morrison's new Batman run features a brand-new, very superheroey Red Hood, plus his new sidekick. Any takers on exactly who it is under the mask? Jason Todd's been done before, so I'm putting my money on the Joker.

Think about it. Morrison has already established that the Joker's mind works in a very particular way - Creating a new psyche to deal with the changing times and external stimuli, as we saw during the Clown at Midnight. With Bruce's Batman gone, there goes one of the most prominent influences on the Joker, and so, he decides to play the hero and get his own Robin, and show the pretender (because if anyone knows the new Batman isn't really Batman outside of the circle of allies Bruce kept, it'd be Joker) how it's really done.

Date: 2009-06-05 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thanekos.insanejournal.com
... is that a vibrator wearing a quilt?

Date: 2009-06-05 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uadlika.insanejournal.com
oh thank God I'm not the only one who thought it looked like a vibrator.

Date: 2009-06-05 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com

Is "she" wearing a diaper? D:

Date: 2009-06-05 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagaoka.insanejournal.com
I thought it looked like a diaper too...

Date: 2009-06-05 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
So. Are we meant to understand that this faux Robin is somehow facially deformed, in a Ragdoll-esque fashion (or perhaps wearing a skin mask, a la Jane Doe), or is that just Quitely not being able to draw non-hideous potato sack people as per usual?

Date: 2009-06-05 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkknightjrk.insanejournal.com
"I haven't read Batman and Robin #1 yet, but apparently, she's related to something that Morrison is setting up with one of his new villains, Professor Pyg, I think."

Yeah, she's pretty looks exactly like the girl that was about to get Pyg's doll face on at the end of #1. Except, y'know, she has the mask on her.

Date: 2009-06-05 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thokstar.insanejournal.com
Given that Pyg all but said that he's going to put a mask on her, it's likely she's the sidekick and her dad is the new Red Hood, who's permanently scarred by what Pyg did.

Date: 2009-06-05 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] interrobamf.insanejournal.com
The impression I get from Batman and Robin #1 is that it's a permanently affixed mask.

Date: 2009-06-05 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagome654.insanejournal.com
I think it's a little more obvious that it's a mask when you look at the variant (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/Kagome654/BR-4-Var.jpg) cover.

Date: 2009-06-05 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
That's actually a pretty good rendition of how someone looks if they've had to have major face reconstruction and the surgeons didn't have much to work with. GIS for James Vance (the inspiration for Arseface from Preacher) sometime, although I wouldn't do it too soon before or after mealtime.

Date: 2009-06-06 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] venneh.insanejournal.com
There's a chick at the very end of Bats and Robin #1, Sasha, whose dad, Niko, is turned into one of Pyg's henchmen, who have the same facial design, and the issue ends with him presumably doing the same to her.

So maybe chick = Sasha?

Date: 2009-06-05 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitty_tc_69.insanejournal.com
I was thinking his head looked like a red pill, myself, which made me wonder if there's not also a Blue Pill running around.

Also, can we nickname him "Suppository Head"? That's what I'd call him.

Date: 2009-06-05 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xdoop.insanejournal.com
If the girl there is the daughter, I'm wondering if guy is the father.

Date: 2009-06-05 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milleniumrex.insanejournal.com
Oh, charming. Nothing like hideously mutilated teenage girls to brighten up a Batman comic.

I'm going to guess this new Red Hood is the Joker or something bizarre like that. Morrison couldn't care less about Jason Todd.

Date: 2009-06-05 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rdfox.insanejournal.com
Thank *god* that Joker's the one character most suited to having ill-conceived Morrison randomness retconned away...

Date: 2009-06-05 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
I don't think that's a teenage girl. :p

Date: 2009-06-05 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milleniumrex.insanejournal.com
The figure hanging on Red Hood? From Batman and Robin #1, I'm pretty sure it is.

Date: 2009-06-05 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
No, I mean that think that's an adult woman, not a girl. :p

Date: 2009-06-05 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seriousfic.insanejournal.com
I see the Punisher's being a bit of a pill.

And who knew Leatherface was so well-proportioned?

Date: 2009-06-05 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crinosg.insanejournal.com
you know who they should bring back? Ally Babble.

No relation to the above, just wanted to add that.

Date: 2009-06-05 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahngarth.insanejournal.com
They already brought back Batman Jones, so maybe!

Date: 2009-06-05 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
He'd probably be a shock jock on Gotham FM

Date: 2009-06-05 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khamelea.insanejournal.com
I miss the previous Red Hood.

Date: 2009-06-05 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherkahn.insanejournal.com
I'm going to say either Dr. Hurt or Hush.

Date: 2009-06-05 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perletwo.insanejournal.com
Dr. Hurt himself is shown holding the keys to Wayne Manor on the "DO NOT MISS" page at the end of B&R #1, along with an image of Red Hood and silhouetted honey in another panel, so I'm guessing he can be ruled out.

Date: 2009-06-05 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
Frankly, I doubt Morrison would use Hush. Mostly because he sucks. :p

Date: 2009-06-05 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Joker. Anyone here have a hellokitty vbrator ?

Date: 2009-06-05 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nymphgalatea.insanejournal.com
I love, love *love* how good Quitely is with body language. I love the way Dick is sitting, quietly contemplating this fresh new craziness, while Damian is swaying on tiptoe, dying to go smack something.

And that Dollotron-Sasha is insanely creepy. This comic is ferocious!

Date: 2009-06-05 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
This is an interesting comment coming off a conversation elsewhere I was just reading--the poses really play with their relatives sizes/ages. Dick's sitting Indian style and hunched over looks very much like a child's pose to me, with Damian's standing up, making him taller with Dick beside his feet. Like, I can't imagine Bruce ever sitting in that position. (*insert obligatory observation about all the positions Dick gets into that Bruce never could*)

Date: 2009-06-06 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Well, whoever the Red Hood turns out to be, it's a nice look for him. The sidekick is... disturbing, but hopefully other artists will streamline her design somewhat. I'm not one of those people who insists every woman in comics meet his standard of feminine perfection, but I'd prefer that they NOT look like something out of a horror movie.

Date: 2009-06-06 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddpuppets.insanejournal.com
I feel the same. Batman is at it's heart a very gothic-noir horror fantasy. It is fantastical in a horrific and mostly 'realistic' way - all the horror is grounded, sickeningly. It is Freudian in the popular sense, a deep incision into the twisted grey matter. A female character who is hideous, whose outer appearance reflects her inner depravity, is completely in line with the Batman atmosphere. Mind you, that's only if Morrison doesn't pull another Marvel Boy and have her be beautiful underneath. I haven't read the first issue yet so I am in the -do-not-know.

That's why I am a little hesitant about Batman and Robin, actually. This kind of book seems like the perfect stepping ground for Morrison - away from the incomprehensibility of R.I.P. and the flawed actualization of Final Crisis - but it is also has a flying batmobile. I love it, but it also clashes with my view of Batman in his native Gotham. Fine, Batman with the JLA can have some crazy stuff. Go go Bat Rocket! But the batmobile being a flying machine in Gotham? Something about that just doesn't feel right.

However, I'll give Morrison the benefit of a doubt. Besides, Quitely is an illustration god so I'll buy it with pleasure.

Date: 2009-06-06 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddpuppets.insanejournal.com
Oh, I don't necessarily think Batman is dark - but I think the environment that he works in *should* be twisted and gothic. Of course, I view things through the lens of BTAS. The environment is dark, but Batman is not as twisted as the criminals who inhabit Gotham.

Date: 2009-06-06 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
In theory, I completely agree with you - but in practice, she freaks me out. Anyway, you can look like you belong in a horror film without looking like THAT. What about the character in 'Eyes without a Face' who's had her face horribly ripped up from a car accident? We never actually get a good look at her face, but the creepy porcelain mask she wears - which is as eerily beautiful as only a mask can be - indicates that once, SHE must have been beautiful - very, very beautiful, almost impossibly so - and for her to wear a mask like this, her face must have been reduced to something truly horrifying. It's much more subtle and psychological than 'BLEAH! FREAK-FACE!'

Date: 2009-06-07 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Oh, I'm sure, and I'll admit that I'm just going by knee-jerk reaction here, but my knee-jerk reaction is still 'Blech!' If she DOES keep that character design, I just hope it's streamlined a bit by other artists so it's not quite so creepy.


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