Stephanie Brown dropped from Smallville comic?


Bleeding Cool is reporting that a source at SDCC has said that Stephanie Brown has been dropped from the Smallville comic and replaced with Barbara Gordon.

DC Comics revealed in June that Stephanie Brown, the character who has been known as Spoiler, Robin and Batgirl, would join the comic as a female Nightwing in the comic which is a continuation of the television show Smallville.

The character has long been a flash point for fans. Her death and treatment inspired the creation of The character was then brought back from the dead to become the third Batgirl in a series that ran for 24 issues. When DC rebooted their universe last year, the character was first declared as “benched” along with the Cassandra Cain.

The response to her joining Smallville was positive and led to the fan initiative “Waffles for Stephanie” which was to support the return of the character to the new52 where DC Editorial has said they have no current plans for her.

If this is true, and given DC’s treatment of the character it would not surprise me in the least, it will sadly indicate that the non-use of the character isn’t just “story issues” but that there is problem with the character within DC editorial. I’ll note that the character has also, apparently from Tweets and posts by Gail Simone, been pitched as part of a team book that was passed on.

And recently Scott Snyder spoke about the characters to IGN

SNYDER: What I would clarify is that I promise you, as soon as Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown are characters that are okay to reintroduce, that have stories that Warner Bros. and DC want to use, I’ll be the first person to write them. I loved writing Cassandra Cain in Gates of Gotham, and Stephanie Brown in Bryan Miller’s Batgirl was one of my absolute favorite series. I adore them as much as you do, but those decisions are just above my pay grade. I don’t know what else to tell you.

So it would seem that Stephanie Brown is apparently not okay anywhere in the DC Universe even to the point that she’ll be forklifted out of an announced appearances in comics. 

And here I thought SDCC was going to be so much calmer than last year.

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“This October, one of the most notorious villains in comic book history is making his return to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. In the new storyline, “Death of the Family,” The Joker will come out of the dark in a horrifying, unnerving, and huge way. And the grave consequences of his reemergence will be felt by not only the Bat-family, but by all of Gotham City.”


I don’t understand what was the purpose of the reboot if, apparently, they are going to do the same storylines all over again.

and let me guess, the batfamily will only include the boys once again… (maybe nu!Babs will get to come and play I guess) sigh

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 if there’s so much i must be
can i still just be me
the way i am?

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So Steph’s been Spoiler, a Robin, Batgirl and now Nightwing



She just needs to become the Question, Red Hood, Azreal, Huntress, Misfit and Batman to round it off. ;)


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finally caught up on B&R 6 

spoiler cut, just in case

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Written by JUDD WINICK
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale MAY 23 
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN!
• Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

Tim’s neck is the same length as his head.

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Thoughts on Catwoman



So since my habit is massively over thinking things, lately I’ve been thinking about Catwoman and how Selina acts on panel, especially how she interacts with the reader. She may not break the fourth wall like Deadpool, but there’s a definite relationship between her and the reader whenever she’s on panel.

I wouldn’t say she’s been my favorite character, but I’ve always had a fondness for her, especially during the Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke run of her series. And when I think about it, it’s that to a point she always keeps a certain amount of distance from the reader. We might hear her thoughts, but I always got the impression that she was holding something back, not letting us all the way in. And that felt very true to her character.

With this new series, however, we lose that distance. We might still have it in the narrative, but the art literally has her bra be the first thing we see of her, and that breaks it for me. The reason is that to me Catwoman has always been about controlled sexuality, she shows just enough without completely giving it to you. Even in her earliest appearances was always an element of tease to her, her original skirt had a slit that went all the way up but we never got the full view, and since then different takes on her have played off that. The running theme is that she’s always been in control of how we see her, and she always holds just a little bit back. And while I know it’s controversial, this is why I didn’t particularly mind the Frank Miller origin where she was a dominatrix, because it played into that. A dom is always in complete control of the situation, and I always thought that fit Selina. I think it’s virtually impossible to separate Selina from sexuality, it’s been a part of her character ever since she was created, but it’s always been very controlled and very deliberate. We see exactly what she wants us to see and no further. Just look at her relationship with Batman, it’s clear there’s mutual interest, but she keeps him at arm’s length. Or used to, anyway, the new series completely obliterated that.

That’s why seeing her with her suit unzipped or running around in her underwear in full view of the reader seems to out of character to me. Quite frankly, I don’t think she trusts the reader enough to let us see her like that. What’s always fascinated me about Selina is that she has this tough outer exterior and carries herself in a confident way, but it’s clear that there’s a real vulnerability and wariness to her. And that’s why seeing her like that makes me uncomfortable, because it’s like we’re intruding on her, and I don’t think she’s ready to let us see that nor we do really have the right.

Just my two cents.

 And I also think part of it is that the art just gives it a very skeevy feel…like I’m not sure if Judd’s script specifically asks for it but March is quite fond of showing off T&A not matter how inappropriate it is to the tone of the scene at hand.

That and he’s just a bad artist.

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Gotta also post samuraiblack’s DCnU Kara, who is just adorbz.

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[Image: a side by side of two of Supergirl’s costumes. The first picture shows Kara’s two piece costume fluttering in the wind, giving the reader a cheesecakey shot of her upper thigh. Her sleeves are pulled down over her hands and she is keeping her cape from blowing back with one hand. Her skirt has blown up in the back but nothing more is showing (thankfully!). She looks questioningly off screen.

The second shows Kara’s new costume as of the reboot. She has a similar look on her face as in the first picture, questioning off screen. Her cape is secure around her shoulders and her sleeves end at her wristbones. The bottom of her leotard is in a sort of 90’s high cut on the thighs and hip style. Her boots frame her knees oddly as her cape flutters off to the side.]

So I grabbed the one of the less cheese-cakey shots from the first issue of Kara’s 2006(i think) run, and one of the more cheese-cakey pictures of Kara’s costume from the first issue of the new run.

Here’s the thing both of these costumes really heavily depend on who draws them, they both can be cheesy and gross, or they both can be pretty and normal. The artist makes a huge difference! That being said out of these two I like her new costume better than her old one. Even with the weird boot socks.

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so I read all of supergirl’s ongoing (the 42 issue one, if there are any others!) and I have disorganized, not-great feelings about it.

Some of it was fun but most of it felt really disconnected and awkward. So many plots were picked up and dropped and farted around. Also the characterization of supergirl was really hit or miss. It was dissapointing.

And holy fuck was there a lot of problematic uncomfortable shit in most of the issues!!!!! Body shaming, misogyny, sexism, rampant douchebagery, skeezy relationships etc. I mean the entire highschool arc sets my teeth on edge. Though at least Sarah is happy in the end. :\ Just blarrrrrg all over this series.

However Lois and Clark were usually sweet! haha

Also I am sorry but I hate the mid-drift mini combo. I hate it so very pasionately.

Whereas the new series and costume I am actually okay with.

Supergirl spam later dudes!

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