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March 17th, 2009
06:34 am


Gotham City Sirens, Who They Are and How They Came To Be, Part 1: Poison Ivy
With the upcoming series starring Gotham's three most prominant bad girls, I figured I'd spotlight each of them in current DCU continuity, their origins, motivations, what they have in common and what sets them apart. We'll start with everyone's favorite psychotic eco-terrorist, Dr. Pamela Isley, aka Poison Ivy.

Poison Ivy was introduced during the Silver Age, and was typical of the gimmick villains of the time. Her original origin was she was a botanist who assisted Marc LeGrande in stealing ancient Egyptian poisonous herbs. He attempted to kill her with them, but she survived and discovered she was immune to all poisons and diseases. She was a femme fatale with a plant theme.

After Crisis of Infinite Earths, many characters and series had their continuity rebooted or revamped. In Ivy's case, the revamping for the new era was done by a then up and coming writer named Neil Gaiman.

Needless to say, the result was a more complex, not to mention much darker, Poison Ivy.

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March 1st, 2009
12:05 am


First Appearance of the Mad Hatter (and Vicki Vale!), Batman #49 (1948)
Welcome back to my series of posts on my favorite Bat-villain, the Mad Hatter. Previously, I posted scans from a story featuring "the other Mad Hatter", a mustachioed maniac who was retconned to be an impostor playing at being the macrocephalic menace we've come to know. But now, let's go back to the Golden Age to see the origin of the "real" Jervis Tetch. I was surprised to learn that this story not only introduced the Hatter, but also Bruce Wayne's long-time Lois Lane ripoff lady friend Vicki Vale as well.


11 more scans behind the cut (and no worries, the book was 40 pages long.) )

Coming soon, the modern incarnation of the Mad Hatter - same Hat-time, same Hat-channel!

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February 27th, 2009
11:12 pm


Bat-History: The Other Mad Hatter (Detective Comics #573)

This is the first in a short series of posts about one of my favorite Bat-villains, the Mad Hatter. But first, a short history of the character. (If beyond all hope, our LJ community comes back online, I'll repost there.)

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So that's the end of that Hatter. Like I said, his existence hasn't been acknowledged since, and once "our" Hatter appeared in Knightfall, was cemented as the Hatter.

Next (if I get around to it), the introduction of the modern version of the Mad Hatter. See ya soon!

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