catmemj:

Warning, murder in action. May god rest his soul and all those murdered by Israel. 

just-cuz-rivaldi:

Not-so-quick phone doodles of some Batgirls.

braydenrules:

Batman Eternal #20

braydenrules:

Batman Eternal #20

catmemj:

hauntedlittledoll:

thelittlestbat:

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.

*shrugs*

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. 

catmemj:

Take action. The coward and disgusting governments’ refusal doesn’t mean we the people are useless. We still have some power. The more of us participate the more success our action will be. 

Help donate to make people aware and hopefully act on the realities of this conflict. As you can see, the western media specially the American media do their best to censor the realities and killings. Ads Against Apartheid 

 

blackbatpurplecat:

Artist: Neal Adams

blackbatpurplecat:

Artist: Neal Adams

standwithpalestine:

Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missiles Hit Innocent Civilians in Gaza Live On CNN

A few minutes later, the reporter, CNN’s Diana Magnay, tweeted this and then deleted it about 20 minutes later:


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. 

clay-mann:

Batman Eternal 26

clay-mann:

Batman Eternal 26

Batman Eternal 19

Batman Eternal 19

by RyanWinn
Wow im glad I saw your post about Batgirl, I'm a little out of the loop this month w/my sick grandmother and all and I thought the images were just fan art and thought it was a good au Batgirl, now i;m real mad. the people running DC are idiots. Barbara has been one of my long time favorite Batman characters, I hate to see someone turn her into basically a totally different person. She doesn't need an attitude change!!!
Anonymous

catmemj:

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. 

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 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.  

amurogay:

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.  

catmemj:

notnadia:

womaninterrupted:

Literally had this same conversation today.

All day, every day.

I feel like this applies to what is going on with DC and Batgirl. Is not okay for her to be grown up woman and respond to the shit that happened to her. She got out line and out of the role/trope that DC expected a Batgirl character to be in. So it was time to redo her.  

Hey DC

catmemj:

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Batgirl does not need a new look.

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Her iconic look was way more practical and appropriate than the silly shit next to it and if it is good enough for Batman it is good enough for Batgirl. This folks is the very definition of change for the sake of change. 

New Attitude?

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Batgirl does not need a new attitude. She had the attitude any sane person who is recovering from being shot, dealing with PTSD, confronting her shooter and psycho brother would have. Throughout all the dramatic experiences, she showed compassion, determination and growth. 

DC, you could have easily brought some lighthearted moments into the book by depicting Batgirl in her none crime fighting life. Her work, making friends, dating, etc without re-rebooting her. This new change is totally tone deaf. 

So this change is not about bring “fun” to Batgirl, is about totally changing her and pretty much turning her into Steph. You are turning the clock back on her. From the images released and interviews, it looks like Steph will have more grown up stories and dealing with more heavy issues than Barbara in the coming months.  

Batgirl going to trendy, upper class hipster neighborhood instead of protecting her blue collar neighborhood just rubs me the wrong way. In fact, reading that interview on MTV made me cringe throughout. Kinda of enraging actually. 

DC, one of the few things you got right in the new 52 was Batgirl. since you can’t help yourself, you go and ruin her. 

So DC,

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I thought I moved on from this but clearly I haven’t. I loved the current Batgirl although I wanted to see more of her none Batgirl life. I loved her classic look. Barbara had been Oracle the last 20 years or so and it was great to finally get her back as Batgirl. The none silly, perky, frivolous Batgirl I always wanted and now is all taken away so soon.