Everyone is buzzing about this bizarre cover. I’ve been reading New 52 Catwoman since #1 and she’s got a lot going on: The Sexy, yes, but also The Brainy, The Funny, The Emotionally Battered, The Psychologically Complex. And yet again poor Selina’s being reduced to T&A.
She’s Catwoman; she’d be sexy in a burka. Do we need this?
After looking at contorted, reductive Catwoman and some very clever spoofs, I found Batgirl 10’s cover perfect: Two strong women. With boobs. With asses. With six-pack abs, muscle-y arms, and fierce wills.
Two strong women.
OR was the bear trap placed there ON PURPOSE by buff good-looking bad-deeding people known as The Disgraced, led by an as-yet-unmet Knightfall?
Placed there ON PURPOSE by buff good-looking bad-deeding people known as The Disgraced, led by an as-yet-unmet Knightfall. Who we are led to believe is a wealthy socialite named Charise Carnes, who either murdered or witnessed the murder of her entire family.
Ramble: I just survived a god-awful trip to Target with my kids. Shaky-brained and weak in spirit, though flush with paper goods, I struggle to Ramble. I never aim for profundity, but today I’m not even aiming for coherent. I’m copping out with a list of thing that stuck with me, because if they stuck with me, they must have been powerful. Significant. Important. Blog-Space-Filling, at the least.
--The Disgraced woman who isn’t Knightfall but who is on the cover has enormous guns. I have a thing for upper arms, perhaps because mine resemble unbaked loaves of sourdough. I like a nice set on a man and envy a nice set on a woman. I’m too lazy to lift, but were I to start pumping, I’d aim for Terminator 2 Linda Hamilton.
--Batgirl wasn’t her usual quippy self this issue. Or maybe I was just too caught up in Mind the Gap #1, the comic I read right after, to remember. But for some reason, I found myself missing Batgirl a little as I reflected back, even though she filled up the book.
--Charise Carnes intrigues, as do the Disgraced. What’s better than a delicious villain? A whole crooked crew.
WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE?
Batgirl/Barbara Jordan: Former Batman trainee, along with Robin (now Nightwing). Shot by the Joker and left paralyzed. Regained use of legs after radical neural surgery. Now struggling to return to her former powerful self. Self-deprecating, clever.
Charise: Socialite; watched her family die OR murdered them; possibly AKA villain Knightfall; introduced issue 10