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Below are the 4 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
Batgirl vs Batman|
Batgirl #49-50 aka Bruce versus Cass with her wanting to remain being Batgirl.
Why indeed Cass. Why indeed.
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, creator: dylan horrocks, creator: rick leonardi, in-joke: herodickery, publisher: dc comics, title: batgirl
Cass Cain's one perfect moment|
From Batgirl #50.
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batman/bruce wayne, creator: dylan horrocks, creator: rick leonardi, series: one perfect moment week, title: batgirl
Super Steph Series pt 12- Ghost Steph, and various other Cass goodness|
In my last post, someone anonymous told me I should post War Games and the Ghost!Steph stuff. Now, I would not post 99% of War Games unless you put a gun to my head, not to mention I only own two War Games-y issues- Batgirl #56 and Robin #130. Robin #130 was purchased for me by my Dad, on the basis it was an issue of Robin, and I have it stuffed somewhere in the comics box without a bag to protect it. War Games is the antithesis of why I'm doing these posts- to show Steph being cool and Steph-ish. War Games shows Steph flailing, crying, acting like an idiot, and being tortured gratuitously, all because the editorial at the time hated her/thought she was disposable. Most likely hated her, since there's a fine line between disposing of a character and making sure they die horribly, and as a fuck-up.
But, there is a point- the ghost stuff was pretty good. Cassandra was the only character who seemed to really grieve for Steph, or rather, Anderson Gabrych was the only writer who respected the character of Steph enough to acknowledge her existance and importance to those she left behind. So, we're going to post a tiny portion of War Games, five pages where Cass sees Steph for the last time pre...what happened. As well as some other relevant scans. Then, we're going to explore Steph as a spirit and the reaction Cass had to Steph's "death." Because it's good, moving stuff. Warning, though, it's pretty sad too.
Batgirl #54, #55, #56, #58, #61, #62, #72 and #73
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: ale garza, creator: andersen gabrych, creator: dylan horrocks, creator: pop mhan, series: super steph series, title: batgirl
Super Steph Series pt 11- "From now on, you can call me Robin."|
So we enter the era of Robin!Steph! I have mixed feelings about this era. Steph was Robin because she was going to die. Therefore, she was set up to fail. And die. The story of her Robinness was ridiculously contrived and OOC because Willingham can't write any DC characters worth a damn, IMO. BUT, it was also fun. Steph as Robin was good fit, we got a good Detective Comics and "Batgirl and Robin" story out of it.
Then she died. And didn't get a memorial. And the fans protested. And we got her back.
If Stephanie hadn't become Robin, fans wouldn't have noticed how stupid and misogynist and cheapdrama!!!111 her death was, and how badly she was treated as much. And we probably wouldn't have gotten her back as soon as we did. And a lot of fans discovered her because of her becoming Robin, and her death, including me.
So all in all, I'm glad Steph was Robin. Let's look over the six stories where she got to be wonderfully Robin-y, shall we?
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/red robin/tim drake, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: andersen gabrych, creator: bill willingham, creator: dylan horrocks, creator: geoff johns, creator: pete woods, creator: tom grummett, series: super steph series, title: batgirl, title: detective comics, title: robin, title: teen titans