|In which I copy Kristen.
||[21 Aug 2009|12:17am]
Stephanie Brown runs around doing Batgirl things and thinking about Batgirl things. It's great fun.
Random mook with bad teenage slang: I ain't afraid of you. What you weigh? Like, a hundred pounds?
Steph: [busts kneecap] Thank you.
Robien weirds me out. His proportions are weird, he's way too young to be a Robin. He just looks like a creepy midget. I can deal with Batwing well enough though. "She's not as good as the other Batgirl." Well sorry, Dick, they can't all be crazed battle zombies.
I love when Steph gets her normal-teenage-girl on. For some reason, I really REALLY adore teenage girl superheroes. Hanging your batsuit in plain sight like that seems like a bad idea, but I guess not everyone gets a secret compartment in their closet.
Cass' motives for leaving directly contradict things she's said before, but I like how this guy's writing Steph so far and I'm an optimist, so: I think Cass' explanation is just an excuse, and she's got her own thing to persue right now, away from the Bat symbol. It was all pretty rushed and vague, so I'd like to think that this is intentional on Cass' part, and not the writers pushing her out the door as fast as possible. Hush, I'm a dreamer.
I love the way she's enjoying her new bat logo so much. Who wouldn't? You get to be a BATPERSON and cash in on the villains' fear of Batman. I hear they're a cowardly and superstitious lot, you know.
Oh Babs, wont you be her mentor?! Please come around eventually!
Gotham City Sirens #1
Catwoman's not doing her best after the whole heart-getting-ripped-out-by-Hush thing, but fortunately, she's got her not-so-friend Poison Ivy to save her! I loved Selina's stunned reaction when she realizes Ivy just gave away her thirty million dollar Hush money (punny!) to a plant-based charity without a second thought. Seriously though, what the hell else would she use money for?
Harley seemed a little ditzier than she should be to me, but Dini did sort of CREATE her, so I'll trust his judgement.
sexually harrasses Zatanna with a ferak, because... That's what she does.
Even though I'll be happier when Harley's in her own costume again, I'm loving her casual look. The black and red checkered socks are too cute! I guess it makes sense that she'd be dressed that way, since she's still blowing her own thirty million and seems to be spending most of it on shopping and having a grand ol' time. One doesn't need a costume for a grand ol' time.
Poor Eddie. Always getting the shaft...
I love how Ivy has her arm around Harley in this protective way when they're talking to the shady broker. It's pretty pointless though, so I guess Ivy just wanted an excuse to cling to her.
Then, without warning, Harley and Ivy drug Selina and start drilling her on who Batman is! WHO COULD EXPECT SUCH A THING?! Besides everyone?!
Everyone's main turnoff for this series is the art, and it's easy to see why. It's good in that it's really detailed, and kind of pretty sometimes. He does draw one of the best Poison Ivys. However, it's pretty freaking porntastic, everyone looks like they just smelled something awful, and the girls don't "fight" as much as they dance on invisible stripper poles for MAXIMUM DAMAGE. Classy!
But again, he does draw a really good Poison Ivy (possibly because she's the only one who's SUPPOSED to look like an alien sex creature), so I'll cut him a little slack.
Gothan City Sirens #2
Does Gillem March hate Talia or something? Because he makes her look like an evil Joan Rivers.
Wow, Harley, did you prance off for a costume change in the middle of an interrogation session? I know you were itching for a chance to whip out the mismatched eff-me boots, but that's really impractical.
Catwoman: Think about it, Harley - all the times we've fought him, all the psychos who have shot and stabbed him, how could one man take that much punishment?
Harley: Well, mayyybe. That is, if he were properly motivated, like from a deep-seated trauma in his childhood...
Oh, you. ♥ I forgive the costume change.
They're awful cavalier about the interrogation thing. Ivy's like "Lolz sorry, had to be done! Fruit?"
Mook #1: Oh man, I like me some of THAT.
Mook #2: Touch her and die, bro. She's the Joker's girl. Buddy of mine was doing a stint in Arkham. He whistled at her once. That night they found him hanging from a drainpipe with his lips cut off.
They're actually broken up now, so I'm hoping someone'll try something, just to see if Mister J will find out and want to maim them in an ironic fashion.
The mooks try to kidnap and rob "Bruce Wayne", who's actually Hush, because he's a crazyface and decided to get plastic surgery and take his place. Harley saves him, because she's grateful for the time Brucie was on her parole board and helped convince everyone to let her go free. That's all fun and cute, but Hush Wayne could care less, and wants to blow that ho's brains out for helping Selina rob him. He even considers pretending she was his kidnapper and killing her right then and there, but decides to use her to get to Selina instead.
I was hoping for a little bit of suspense for when Kitty figures out that Hush Wayne is on the rise and out to get her, but it takes roughly two seconds for her to figure out what's going on (which I guess makes sense, since as far as I know he's the only evil clone of Bruce Wayne running around).
Oh no! They went to look for Harley, and all they found was her clown doll with a knife in its head! Is she dead?!?!
Spoiler alert: no, I'm going to wager a guess that she's just fine.