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gailsimone:

I love that they are all in the Scribblenauts game. It hit me surprisingly hard to see the Aerie Two and the Boppers in the first few minutes of gameplay.

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dcwomenkickingass:

gravesandghouls:

1980 Ben Cooper Halloween Catalog (x)

If you wonder just how popular the Lynda Carter show made Wonder Woman here’s some evidence. Thirty three years ago Ben Cooper saw her at the level of Spider-Man and Batman when it came to promoting Halloween Costumes. 

dcwomenkickingass:

gravesandghouls:

1980 Ben Cooper Halloween Catalog (x)

If you wonder just how popular the Lynda Carter show made Wonder Woman here’s some evidence. Thirty three years ago Ben Cooper saw her at the level of Spider-Man and Batman when it came to promoting Halloween Costumes. 

superdames:

"Your puny powers are no match for my invincible scarlet tresses!"
—Fantastic Four #42 (1965) script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby & Vince Colletta

superdames:

"Your puny powers are no match for my invincible scarlet tresses!"

—Fantastic Four #42 (1965) script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby & Vince Colletta

luanna255:

sentinelalanscott:

tomorrowwoman:


And it’s been bothering me for months.

So I know he’s mixed racially but has he ever actually been drawn with a different complexion than Bruce anyway? I mean it’s not necessarily an error if he just never had a different skin color in the first place.

yes, yes he has been depicted with a darker skin color. And even then, it’s a problem then that the artists don’t make an effort to make him look of mixed race so that the coloring is necessary. Which it is. It’s a problem.

In my book, there are three artists who’ve most succeeded in making Damian look mixed race.
The first is David Lopez, who drew him in Batman Annual #26:



Of course, a lot of the credit for this also goes to Alvaro Lopez, the colorist. But what’s lovely about David Lopez’s art is even without the colors, you can see Damian and Talia’s ethnicity just from their facial features and their bone structure.
Also, bear in mind that this issue is from 2007, so it’s very, very early Damian. (He was introduced in 2006, didn’t become Robin until 2009, for context.) So Damian being drawn with mixed-race features has its roots in some of the earliest canon of the character.
The second artist is Cameron Stewart, who drew him in issues #7-9 and #16 of Batman and Robin (vol. 1):





And the third is Patrick Gleason, who’s drawing the current Batman and Robin series, but he’s very hit-and-miss on that one. Here, for example, you can clearly see Damian’s Asian heritage:

But here, he looks just like a clone of all the other Robins:

(I do put quite a bit of blame for that on the colorist, but Gleason’s definitely to blame for how near-identical the boys look, too.)
It’s also worth noting that sometimes when Nicola Scott is drawing him (as in the preboot Teen Titans), you can see a hint that he’s something other than white, as well:

But, I dunno. That one’s arguable, I guess.
It’s also worth noting that the Kingdom Come-verse version of Damian, Ibn al Xu’ffasch, looked like this as an adult:


I wish there were more artists who drew him looking at least somewhat mixed-race.

luanna255:

sentinelalanscott:

tomorrowwoman:

And it’s been bothering me for months.

So I know he’s mixed racially but has he ever actually been drawn with a different complexion than Bruce anyway? I mean it’s not necessarily an error if he just never had a different skin color in the first place.

yes, yes he has been depicted with a darker skin color. And even then, it’s a problem then that the artists don’t make an effort to make him look of mixed race so that the coloring is necessary. Which it is. It’s a problem.

In my book, there are three artists who’ve most succeeded in making Damian look mixed race.

The first is David Lopez, who drew him in Batman Annual #26:

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Ah, now I can tell it’s written by Milligan. He’s not a bad writer, but his biggest flaw is he presents Damian as too childlike. You could argue that he’s just more comfortable around his mother, but he’s never this comfortable with Dick or Alfred (or even Steph or Bruce) even after he considers them family. The closest he comes is this heart-to-heart (or this one), but the language he uses never changes.  That said, he is in character. Remember Damian fresh off Batman and Son where he had not one but two violent temper tantrums in about the span of an hour? Him just getting up in his mother’s fact about something is actually progress.  I’d question why Damian’s never seen the White Ghost if he’s in the inner League of Assassins circle, but then I remembered he only just met his mother.  (Source: the Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul prelude, Batman Annual 26)

So after hearing hours upon hours of Al Ghul family history, Damian’s left with one burning question: I’m like dad, right?  Even here, so early on in his chronology, Damian’s rebelling against his mother’s side of the family, like will say in Batman and Robin, contrary to what Talia expects of him…. He spent a grand total of 24 hours, if that, with his dad and spent about 20 of those hours pissing dad off, so that really says a lotabout how welcome Damian felt at his dad’s all things considers, how he must get treated at his mother’s if he considers that better, and Damian himself, that he’d rather be hated by his father with brief glimpses of love than be ignored by his mother with anything in the world at his fingertips.  (Source: the Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul prelude, Batman Annual 26)

Of course, a lot of the credit for this also goes to Alvaro Lopez, the colorist. But what’s lovely about David Lopez’s art is even without the colors, you can see Damian and Talia’s ethnicity just from their facial features and their bone structure.

Also, bear in mind that this issue is from 2007, so it’s very, very early Damian. (He was introduced in 2006, didn’t become Robin until 2009, for context.) So Damian being drawn with mixed-race features has its roots in some of the earliest canon of the character.

The second artist is Cameron Stewart, who drew him in issues #7-9 and #16 of Batman and Robin (vol. 1):

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110905234257/marvel_dc/images/thumb/5/52/Batman_and_Robin_Vol_1_9_Variant.jpg/388px-Batman_and_Robin_Vol_1_9_Variant.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac321/voetencrisis/BatmanAndRobin/08/41.jpg

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http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac321/voetencrisis/BatmanAndRobin/09/25.jpg

http://thenoisingmachine.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/tumblr_ktfjmr7aqz1qz4s5xo1_5001.jpg?w=500

And the third is Patrick Gleason, who’s drawing the current Batman and Robin series, but he’s very hit-and-miss on that one. Here, for example, you can clearly see Damian’s Asian heritage:

http://postfiles5.naver.net/20120915_52/serepim_1347720581333S5V9r_JPEG/Batman_and_Robin_0.jpg?type=w1

But here, he looks just like a clone of all the other Robins:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/1ec7859da08df226b1f5f3d1d74d85c2/tumblr_mk6c7iHgsF1re01puo1_500.jpg

(I do put quite a bit of blame for that on the colorist, but Gleason’s definitely to blame for how near-identical the boys look, too.)

It’s also worth noting that sometimes when Nicola Scott is drawing him (as in the preboot Teen Titans), you can see a hint that he’s something other than white, as well:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loh4nttPiQ1qmavteo1_500.jpg

But, I dunno. That one’s arguable, I guess.

It’s also worth noting that the Kingdom Come-verse version of Damian, Ibn al Xu’ffasch, looked like this as an adult:

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_log0ngMos01qcs3pdo1_500.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lya22ps5e81qcs3pdo1_400.jpg

I wish there were more artists who drew him looking at least somewhat mixed-race.

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urbnpop:

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urbnpop:

Only five days left to support my newest art book!!

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Thanks

Chris

kareemopolis:

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DC today announced a new weekly series for Batman, Batman: Eternal, starting in 2014 to celebrate the character’s 75th anniversary. They also announced a special over-sized Detective Comics #27 for January (Batman’s first appearance was in the original Detective Comics #27, do you…

superdames:

BLAST
—Thor #334 (1983) art by Mark Bright & Vince Colletta

superdames:

BLAST

—Thor #334 (1983) art by Mark Bright & Vince Colletta

yellowcape:

- Batman 408
This is actually - at least these days - such a Dick thing to do. He’d walk around in Crime Alley in his crime-fighting gear and be cool. Guess who he learned that from, eh? Bruce hasn’t always been inapproachable and bitter.

yellowcape:

- Batman 408

This is actually - at least these days - such a Dick thing to do. He’d walk around in Crime Alley in his crime-fighting gear and be cool. Guess who he learned that from, eh? Bruce hasn’t always been inapproachable and bitter.

yellowcape:

- Batman 408
This is actually - at least these days - such a Dick thing to do. He’d walk around in Crime Alley in his crime-fighting gear and be cool. Guess who he learned that from, eh? Bruce hasn’t always been inapproachable and bitter.

yellowcape:

- Batman 408

This is actually - at least these days - such a Dick thing to do. He’d walk around in Crime Alley in his crime-fighting gear and be cool. Guess who he learned that from, eh? Bruce hasn’t always been inapproachable and bitter.

rosewilsontheravager:

I really don’t know how to feel about this. On the one hand, YAY ROSE! IN SMALLVILLE! WRITTEN BY BQM!
On the other hand… WTF SHE’S A FUCKING VILLAIN? AGAIN?! SON OF A BITCH.
I am… conflicted.

rosewilsontheravager:

I really don’t know how to feel about this. On the one hand, YAY ROSE! IN SMALLVILLE! WRITTEN BY BQM!

On the other hand… WTF SHE’S A FUCKING VILLAIN? AGAIN?! SON OF A BITCH.

I am… conflicted.