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Superhero Shoes For Everyday Crime Fighting

It’s true, we don’t think high heels are the best footwear for superheroines but that won’t stop us from wearing the hell out of these around town. ComicsAlliance’s resident fashion expert, Betty Felon, took inspiration from Mandy Kerr’s superhero-inspired designs featured at Shoes of Prey to create her own! Check out custom designed shoes inspired by the Batfamily, Loki, and more!


Our Adorable Past

Craig Davison Paints Children and the Fictional Characters They Pretend to Play

Craig Davison has a series of paintings where he depicts kids in pretend play, and the character’s they’re emulating. The result is pretty adorable. Many more can be found on his site.



The Batfamily Reunited This Week, Except for One: Let’s Not Forget Batgirl Cassandra Cain

One of the more easily pointed to examples of sexism in the New 52 concerned which of the five characters to be called Robin and three characters to be called Batgirl made it to the new continuity. Editorial explained to fans that two Batgirls would be erased from the setting so the “most iconic” one, Barbara Gordon, could be returned to the costume, to make things simple for new readers. However, in the other Batcave locker room, all four of the male characters who had been Robin were brought over to the New 52, despite the new universe having a hard age limit of five years from the first appearance of Batman.

This week saw one of those women (spoiler for Batman #28) Stephanie Brown, the third Batgirl and fourth Robin, return to comics as the Spoiler in a sneak preview of the next story arc to engulf Gotham City and the Batman-related titles. And while I’m very excited to have her back, I worry about Cassandra Cain, the first person of color to join the Batfamily, who is now that last Batgirl sitting on the bench with the rest of the New 52′s abandoned heroes.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Chestburster Onesie For Your Little Alien

Sci-fi scribe Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2) has another skill besides writing: Designing Alien onesies. (Fashionably Geek)


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Frozen Eye-Makeup

Fabulous eye art inspired by Disney’s Frozen by Tal Peleg. (via Fashionably Geek


The Mary Sue Exclusive

The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Batgirl #25: Zero Year

Marguerite Bennett returns to the Bat-titles to pen Barbara Gordon’s Zero Year tie in, a story from the very early days of Batman and those who would join him.


The Mary Sue

Reader Halloween Costumes!

We asked, and you delivered! Pictures of your Halloween costumes, that is. And what amazing costumes they are! Come in and look at your incredible handiwork.


We Can Be Heroes

Feel Like A Hero In These DC Character Super Hoodies

Tumblr user thelittlestbat makes hoodies with a super attitude. We showed you some of them before here, but there’s a new series called batfam; quoted that includes a phrase for each character. Looks like some comfy crime-fighting.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Batgirl And Supergirl Are Back For Some Trick-Or-Treating

You can always rely on Mike Maihack‘s Batgirl and Supergirl comics to make you smile. This one has our heroines getting into the holiday spirit with some Halloween fun. Quick, Batgirl! To the candy!

(via: Mike Maihack)

Previously in Batgirl and Supergirl



Are The Birds Of Prey Set For An Appearance On Arrow Season 2?

We already had a Birds of Prey television show. While it wasn’t quite what everyone would have hoped for, I stand by my love for it. The next time we saw Black Canary was on Smallville and that’s all I have to say about that. But last season on Arrow we were introduced to Huntress and we know a new Canary will appear in Season 2. Can they complete the trifecta and get us a Barbara Gordon for a new Birds of Prey team? Hit the jump to find out!