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"When we originally plotted this story, Bullock and Montoya were supposed to be the main protagonists, but after Paul turned in his script, I decided I wanted to put Batgirl in it, too (I love to draw pretty girls, in case you didn't know). As I recall, Paul's reaction was 'WHAT!!??!!' I explained how I thought we could do it and subsequently wrote most, if not all, of her dialogue myself directly on the boards. I think Paul was ultimately happy with the final result, but you'd have to ask him." --Bruce Timm, Afterword, Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories

From "Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas," originally published in The Batman Adventures Holiday Special #1 (Jan. 1995). 4 pages of 12.

Barbara's doing her Christmas shopping at a department store when she notices Bullock and Montoya serving as, respectively, Santa and his elf. She recalls her dad mentioning a rash of department store thefts, and reasons that the detectives must be there on stakeout. She decides to keep an eye out in case they need help.

Meanwhile, a gang of four young boys shoplift under everyone's noses, until Barbara accosts one of them, only for his hand to break off. Just then, Montoya and Bullock, having received a tip-off on police radio, go after the other three. The four boys merge, revealing themselves to be--Clayface!

Harvey and Renee draw on Clayface, but he simply gunks up their guns. Then he forms his hand into a battle-axe and prepares to cut them down.

Batgirl's attack sends them both crashing outdoors, right onto--or, in Clayface's case, into--a skating rink. She orders the area cleared.

And now a fanservicey holiday bonus (in August): pencil roughs of a rejected one-page sequence, published in Mad Love and Other Stories. Once again, Bruce Timm:

"[P]age 7 originally consisted of six panels of Barb changing into her Batgirl outfit right in the middle of the panicked crowd. Even after I explained that I'd lifted the gag from an old Supergirl story, DC said, 'No way!' [...] For the record, I like the 'revised' [page] better."

Yowza. By the way, if anyone knows which Supergirl story Timm was talking about, feel free to post from it. ;)

Date: 2015-08-28 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
I usually feel that Dini's attempts at humor are rather childish and bland (even when he's trying to push stuff past the censors), but pretty much every Bullock/Montoya bit in this story was pure gold. Bullock's "Sure I am [Santa]! Wanna see my gun?" makes me giggle every time.

Oh, and Babs is pretty sweet, too. That goes without saying. It's also fairly interesting to see how her color scheme here (gray and blue) contrasts with the cartoon adaptation, which had her in yellow and black. Still not sure which one I prefer.

Date: 2015-08-30 04:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yap
The grey and blue was what she wore in the original btas episodes before the redesign.

Date: 2015-08-28 04:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
I loved the original episode, and Babs' entrance line was one of my favorite parts. In the animation, she screams it as she's running up, then vaults to make that stunning kick. It's just a badass moment.

Original page 7

Date: 2015-08-28 05:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blue_bolt
Homina homina homina!

I'll do my best to find the old Supergirl scans.

For "research" purpose ;)

Re: Original page 7

Date: 2015-08-28 10:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
There's also a variation on it in one of Alan Moore's Youngblood issues with speedster "Doc Rocket"

Date: 2015-08-28 06:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Days when Bullock regrets taking the last donut before Montoya gets into the office.

Date: 2015-08-28 10:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Bullock is the sort of person who would NEVER regret taking the last donut.

Date: 2015-08-28 11:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaniwolf
I loved this take on Batgirl and everyone in the series. To me that will always be Bullock and Montoyo. And Babs, she's just pure gold.

Date: 2015-08-28 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
this was the episode where Bullock called Clayface "Frosty the lawn cigar" wasn't it?


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