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So… Bleeding Cool posted this page from Batwing: Futures End #1, pointing out how the woman speaking may or may not be Cassandra Cain. However, I can’t see this going over well, as the only possibilities I can think of are all pretty bad.

1. Say that is Cassandra. Why does she look blonde? Did they whitewash her?

2. As Rich Johnston pointed out, the blonde hair and the purple color scheme could make her Stephanie Brown. However, if it is, why would it be her? If she’s supposed to be Batgirl her, why does her costume resemble the Black Bat costume? Cassandra and Stephanie have different post-Batgirl identities, and Stephanie would be Knightwing. If this is what Stephanie will be like in the future, assuming she becomes something after Batgirl, why would they make her Black Bat? That’s just taking Cassandra’s codename and slapping it onto Stephanie, as though, because they were both Batgirls, they might as well share other codenames.

3. That is someone else entirely. If you were going to bother to include someone wearing a costume designed like Cassandra, why not just use Cassandra?

They could’ve been approved to use Cass and then changed their mind, therefore calling for a recolor (albeit, a very lazy one). It happened with Smallville’s Nightwing. They might’ve tried to push it off as Steph.

Whatever it is, it’s bad and it’s obvious. But not surprising, because we all know that DC cannot handle bat females.


A Review of Batman Eternal #1-#8

Chances are, being a well-adjusted individual, you don’t have the most fond memories, be they from high school or college, of the dreaded “group project.” Best case scenario: you got to “pick your group,” which ensured that everybody got along, at the expense of the project actually being worked on. Worse case scenario: your teacher took the moment to engage in twisted social experiments by ‘cuffing the brown-nosers with the nose-pickers, ensuring that not only did you have to do the “heavy lifting,” but associate with people you’d only end up empathizing with in a John Hughes world. WORST case scenario: the “randomized” group assignments aforementioned, accompanied by “group evaluations.” Yes, I’m talking about those two words that ensured that you’d still be doing everything, all the while weighing giving superfluous members their “just desserts” against the fact that you might see/work/have class with them again. So you can understand my concerns when I heard that Batman Eternal would be a “group project,” of sorts.  Also, thar’ be *SPOILERS* here, necessary to discussing the series’ structure, contents, and pacing.

Read this review at DestroyTheCyborg!



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