Some very interesting news came out of New York Comic Con this past weekend. Particularly as it pertains to a few female comic book characters we love. All that and another new project we think you might, explained like after the jump.
Something of note was revealed at E3 today. Stephanie Brown. Yes, the Stephanie Brown from DC Comics. You know, the one they don’t utilize at all. Now, don’t get too excited. Her appearance comes in the form of Scribblenauts Unleashed: A DC Comics Adventure. And she’s wearing a mask. But she’s in her Batgirl costume. I honestly have no idea what’s happening, I just know she’s in a DC branded video game and it makes me supremely happy.
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Ok, so I already gave away the change in the title so we can’t play a game of “Spot the Difference” but what I can tell you is the image on the left is part of a page from Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridgolfs’ digital-first Lil’ Gotham comic. On the right is what DC Comics sold on release day. The only alteration is Batgirl’s hair color. The image is not of Stephanie Brown/Batgirl but rather a person dressed as the character among a group of other folks dressed up as DC heroes and villains for Halloween. We’ve posted the full images after the jump and we leave it up to you to discuss.
Batgirl: Spoiled is an upcoming web series created by Sax Carr and Marisha Ray that follows Stephanie Brown, the third Batgirl, as she endeavors to understand her place in Gotham and the Bat family. This trailer is mostly a proof of concept, with some character development thrown in at the end, but let me just say this is an amazing project. I’m pretty sure I audibly squealed “OMG” when I saw Oracle, Batwoman, and Renee Montoya on the screen. And while it’s definitely missing Stephanie’s quick quips and comebacks, I’m sure it’ll come in time with an actual episode, and honestly, her cocky smile was enough for me.
Check out the project’s Facebook page, and join us as we wait on the edge of our seat for the first episode.
If you were at Comic-Con International in San Diego today, this is what you’d see. Here we have the aerial view of Hall H taken by Kara Warner from MTV. I’m speechless. Moving on, yesterday we brought you a roundup of the first day’s biggest announcements and we’re back to fill you in with what went down on Day 2 of the pop-culture show. Hit the jump to read about what went down at the Firefly reunion panel, some interesting stories from the DC and Marvel Comics panels, check out a new Walking Dead trailer, hear about new Game of Thrones cast members and a whole lot more!
Previously, we put forth a challenge to our readers to illustrate what Batman would look like fighting in stilettos to juxtapose the norm that is superheroines constantly being drawn wearing (or actresses forced to perform in) high heels to fight crime. One of our readers, Joanna (@super_widget) talked about how superheroes are constantly being drawn by fans outside their usual costumes, i.e. steampunk, Rule 63, etc. But it was when she wrote the phrase, “female super heroes in comfy pants” that we knew we had our next challenge. We left it pretty open this time, they didn’t have to be fighting, just wearing any sort of comfortable trousers. Above is Sarah Levine’s (@morphmaker) illustration of Batwoman Kate Kane in not just comfy pants but her famous pink bunny slippers. Hit the jump for seven more fantastic images!