Posts Tagged ‘birds of prey’

Daily Batman: The Cat and the Bat… girl

September 16, 2009

Yesterday, while cruising Bonanza Books & Comics with my daughter, after hearing they do not carry issues of Birds of Prey that they know of, my mind leaped from Barbara Gordon as Oracle to likely Barbara as the squinchy-faced Batgirl from Kevin Maguire’s sketch. I nipped over to the recent DC release section to see if they had any copies of this Batman Confidential ruckus. They did, and, while their current issues look pretty interesting, I had to go with this older issue, even if it is in the middle of the series (what can you do? I am powerless to resist Catwoman).

Girrrrlfiiiight!

I actually read that in one of the issues in this series, Catwoman and Batgirl are about to rumble on a rooftop when Catwoman gets shot off the roof by someone else, and apparently Batgirl freaks out on the shooter. That sounds rad, I hope it happens in this one. If it doesn’t, I’ll have to broaden my search for the rest of the issues in this series.

Daily Batman: Enter Batgirl

September 14, 2009

Pencil sketch of Batgirl making a cute squinchy face.

Since this is by Kevin Maguire, I assume it is meant to depict the Batgirl from Batman Confidential, a monthly DC Comics series that has developed in the wake of the Nolanverse re-arousing interest in Batman’s early years. As I have not yet given them a whirl, I do not know Batgirl’s public identity in those stories. Depending on how early it is in Batman’s career, continuity would dictate that it be Barbara Gordon, but, if they wanted to roll truly old school, I guess they could bust out dumbass Betty Kane (I refuse to link to anything that has to do with that). In any case, doesn’t she look so cute?! I just want to pinch her little riot grrl cheeks and giggle together — love this! (I think I am simultaneously a girl and a boy up in my brainspace.)