|heartless guttersnipe (parsimonia) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-03-21 23:40:00
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|Entry tags:||char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, creator: fabian nicieza, creator: kevin maguire, in-joke: crack, medium: fanart, title: batman confidential|
Batman Confidential #21 and fanart inspired by my favourite troll
Here are a few scans from Batman Confidential #21. Now, this is a comic that I would not have bought had it not been for someone posting scans from the previous issue in scans_daily. A number of the covers from this story-arc featured Catwoman and Batgirl with tattered and torn costumes. Usually when that happens with female characters, especially on books I'm not familiar with, and even if they are characters I like and am interested in reading, my knee-jerk response is to tune them out almost completely.
But having seen that the story was actually pretty entertaining, and not as pointlessly fanservice-y as the covers seemed to imply, I bought the next issue. AND IT WAS AWESOME.
Basically, the Riddler has taken control of Arkham's security, and has a gauntlet for Batgirl to run. She breaks in, has to fight off a bunch of B-list villains (including Catman and Blockbuster), has run-ins with Two-Face and Scarecrow, whom she both defeats, outsmarts the Joker, and cracks the security code by remembering and deciphering a variety of cryptic hints from the Riddler. At last, she's finally got to him, but suddenly he's silent. "What's the matter--"
I love the touch of Selina having taken the time to put on Riddler's hat. Mwahahaha.
I love, love, love that last page. Her expression is just like "YEEHAW, I'm awesome!" (Okay, maybe not "yeehaw"...I don't know why that came to mind.) I'd love it even more if her costume weren't in shreds, but I takes what I can gets.
Okay, now I want you to think back...I think it may have been last summer, but I'm not sure. There was a poster who was either a troll, or just someone who was very inept at spelling, grammar, netiquette and S_D's posting rules. He kept demanding someone post scans of the Spectre and Batman, where the Spectre was big enough to pick up Batman. If I recall, we all had a lot of fun at his expense, but a number of people were able to produce relevant scans.
Actually, one can still find his post to his own journal here. It amuses me to no end.
At any rate, someone in the comments mentioned misreading something he wrote as saying "Batman and Spectre in-cuddle" or something like that. And that inspired this little drawing of mine, of which I'm rather proud...
And with that went any last claim I ever had to sanity. XD