Lovely to have a Zionist Wonder Woman. The cowards here is your country dear creature. If the Palestinians were half as armed as Israel, they wouldn’t fucking mess with them. It doesn’t take any bravery to fire bombs from the air and sea with people your country imprisoned and are sitting ducks. It only takes depravity. I wonder how many Palestinians kids you murdered in your time at the IDF.
Palestinians will get justice soon or later and Israel will pay for their crimes. God works in amazing ways.
It’s happening: we are at last seeing significant American mainstream dissent from the Israeli line during this conflict. There is growing space to voice criticism of our closest friend in the Midd…
Warning, murder in action. May god rest his soul and all those murdered by Israel.
Not-so-quick phone doodles of some Batgirls.
Batman Eternal #20
From new Batgirl creative team, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr!
Preface: I like this design. I like it a lot.
Core Message: What the heck is it doing on Barbara Gordon?
No, I’m serious here. This is a fun outfit that was pieced together by a young woman without access to Bruce Wayne’s pocketbook. I’ve grasped this, and I applaud that decision. I’d like to point out that those padded motorcycle jackets do have a certain amount of weight that is not shown by this artist, but I really like the boots and a detachable cape makes a certain amount of sense.
It’s just … well, this looks like an outfit that Stephanie Brown or Carrie Kelley would have put together early in their costumed careers. Even Harper Rowe is wearing more visibly protective gear than this, and that young lady has even less funding/training than Babs (not to mention the new take on Steph’s Spoiler in Batman Eternal).
No, I’ve got it—this outfit feels like Misfit. This would be an awesome outfit to introduce Charlie Radcliffe-Gage as the determined mentoree that Barbara never asked for.
I suppose—in consideration of the five-year timeline of the reboot—Barbara probably started out in her late teens. If the Batgirl book was going to go back in time to fill in that era, this could very well have been Babs’ first Batgirl costume—the one she made herself before nearly dying. I’d probably read that.
(Future Oracle Post - My childhood memories of Batgirl!Babs were always coloured by my love of Dick Grayson and deep respect of Batman. I didn’t warm up to Barbara until long after she became Oracle—a new take on those years would be fantastic.)
But as for who Babs is now?
I just think that this outfit looks young in a way that I don’t feel Barbara Gordon is—no matter how DC deages her (they’ve been inching backwards for decades). This character survived an adolescence with a brother that she (rightfully) suspected of being a serial killer. She’s the daughter/stepdaughter of high-profile law-enforcement. Even if this kind of upbringing did not naturally result in a wise-beyond-her-years maturity, she survived the Joker’s personal attention and recovered from severe injury (honest, my thoughts and clear preference for Oracle will be another post entirely … someday). She’s lost Dick Grayson and watched children die.
Given the trauma of the last year or so in comic book time, Barbara Gordon’s response could very well be to take a break from vigilante work … (I personally think that it would drive her to the isolation and distance of Oracle—the all-seeing commander of armies, but I’m biased) … however, the bright, fun, flirty, social take that the new creative team is selling?
I’m not buying it. Figuratively. Literally. Both. Nope.
That’s not Barbara Gordon.
Barbara can be bright. She can be fun and she can have fun. I think that she even likes to flirt outrageously although she’s selective on who she makes the effort to charm. But I don’t see her being a social butterfly, fashion-friendly, or a casual detective or anything but an extremely distracted classmate that everyone respects, most like, but no one really knows … because Babs has a drive and a mission and our girl doesn’t have time for this.
I just don’t know how couple of adults get together and review the history of Barbara Gordon both before and after new 52 and come up with this as the new direction for the character. How does anyone think turning her into Steph is good idea.
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Artist: Neal Adams
Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missiles Hit Innocent Civilians in Gaza Live On CNN
Welcome to Israel where cheering on the massacre of innocent people is a sport. Babies, children, women, men, elderly. Israel doesn’t discriminate: everyone is their target.
Israel = Uncivilized. Barbaric.
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Totally. I thought it was fan art at first too and I keep scrolling the BG tag and it was all over with the news articles. Is very sad thing that is happening to Batgirl. Is ironic how to me this obsession with fun Batgirl most were asking for and DC finally giving in mostly led by some fangirls is leading to Barbara Gordon’s downgrade. One of the best developed female characters in DC. I guess all that matters is that she be cute and her look easy to copy and dress as. Can you imagine this Batgirl with the new look and attitude with the rest of the Batfamily and with everything that happened to her.
Maybe that is why they had to get her far away from them.
I don’t even think is possible for DC to give this new attitude to the Batgirl of the past three years unless she was having a nervous breakdown of some kind or on something heavy duty. It would have been okay for year one Barbara. Okay for Steph or new Cass but it makes zero sense for the Barbara Gordon of present time and this is not logical step even if she wanted to put some shit behind her.
Apologies for the quality of the scans, I did them hastily to make a point.
Everyone please feel free to enjoy the new Batgirl costume, everyone is naturally entitled to their own opinion. But when you proclaim its superiority based on the fact that its leather not “spandex” you are really only showing your ignorance of the comics source material.
Please take note of the illustrations above: “Pound for pound, body armor pales in comparison.”
And to prove that he doesn’t just hoard all the good armor to himself:
These are taken from the Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight (Updated Edition) by Scott Beatty, and the Robin: A Hero Reborn TPB, respectively.
Please trust these sources over MTV news.