Stuart Immonen 1998: Superman Villains | Secret Files & Origins (Inker: José Marzán, Jr.)
Much as in Action Comics #741, Immonen used his position as writer to give himself the opportunity to provide stylistic breaks from traditional superhero artwork. This time around, with the conceit of Luthor telling his child the story of Superman’s adversaries, he gives us some gorgeous Winsor McCay-influenced pages. Ambitious and delicious!
This may very well be the greatest cover bar none in the history of the comic book medium.
Gotham Girls #3
She waited all her villain career to make that joke.
She stayed quiet
And you guys didn’t appreciate it.
so this is bobbi morse aka Mockingbird
she has a lot of history with clint barton aka hawkeye, they eloped after 9 days and had a honeymoon a heart shaped spa
they used to call each other hawky and mocky and while yes, very tumultuous, they were STILL A COUPLE. THEY WERE A MARRIED COUPLE
look at them kissing
so then Bobbi died and it was awful
but then many years later it was retconned into it being a skrull and it turns out mockingbird was alive during secret invasion but before clint found the real mockingbird, he came across this skrull clone bobbi and it was hearting breaking and i cried
so AS YOU CAN SEE THEY HAVE A HUGE HISTORY, a big history together.
and after this the real bobbi comes back and they have an adventure together and try to date again
but unfortunately this didn’t last long either and they split
BUT THE POINT OF THIS POST IS THAT MOCKINGBIRD AND HAWKEYE ARE A THING. IT HAPPENED. BOBBI MEANS SOMETHING TO CLINT. IN THE 616 VERSE, THEY MEAN SOMETHING TO EACH OTHER, SO TO ERASE HER COMPLETELY OR HATE HER BECAUSE YOU SHIP CLINT WITH SOMEONE ELSE (YOU KNOW WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT) IS TERRIBLE AND TACKY. THE ERASURE OF ONE FEMALE CHARACTER FOR ANOTHER IS TERRIBLE AND TACKY.
Today is Batman Day, a day to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the character’s first appearance. A few weeks ago I asked people to name the female character they thought was “most important” to Batman. And while there were many people who name Barbara Gordon (Oracle version mostly), there were also others mentioned such as Cass Cain and Leslie Thompkins. But a lot of the answers were a woman who has gotten short shift in the Batverse - Martha Wayne.
I had to screencap this for codytable, the drama between Steve and Sam is so real.
I feel like I just walked into somebody’s creepy fetish dungeon.
Just had to collect these Tomboy sketches all in one place because I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
I can’t wait to see what people do with Jill Trent, Science Sleuth! Although Jill Trent doesn’t wear a costume per se (unless you count awesome 1940s fashion business dresses?)
(WE’RE MAKING A COMIC. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS HERE.)