What If The Huntress Was Still Batman's Daughter?
With all of the ruckus over the New 52 , I'm slightly upset that the company (DC Comics) didn't dig a little deeper into the creative well to come up with something more appealing to the history of the characters.
Barbara Gordon back as Batgirl ? About 20 years over due. Has it been that long? But I was liking Stephanie Brown as Batgirl as well. And possibly seeing her go back to being The Spoiler ? Not so appealing.
Maybe they should have kept Barry Allen (the second and maybe most popular version of The Flash ) dead, since his Flashpoint mini-series seemed to bring about all of these crazy new shenanigans. I mean, really? Justice League International , but not the same JLI that we loved -- and they kept reminding us that we loved by continually bringing them back? No "Bwa ha ha"?
Some of my favorite DC Comics, comic book moments:
1. Superman racing The Flash
2. The first issue of the original Firestorm comic
3. Batman seeking vengeance for Barbara Gordon
4. Barbara Gordon training Stephanie Brown
5. The wedding of Clark Kent and Lois Lane
6. Anytime Batman and the original Robin sprung into action
7. Wally West learning that he had to eat lots of food to keep up his power of speed
8. The original 80s Justice League International lineup
9. The line-up of the JLA featuring VIxen, Black Canary and Hawkgirl (Kenya)
10. Dick Grayson going to college
What would I have done? Glad you asked. Lots of different things. For instance, I wouldn't have split Clark Kent and Lois Lane up. That wasn't cool. About as cool as Marvel Comics splitting up Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson . That wasn't cool at all.
And I wouldn't have kept the psuedo Superboy in any form when they could have easily gone back to the traditional version of the boy who grew into a Superman . That was a good format for decades, but just like with Supergirl , the company did away with the original, only to jumpstart the idea years later, infuriating millions of hardcore fans who hate being treated like they have no sense.
How about returning to before the Crisis on Infinite Earths ? Before the Silver Age of comics even. Back when Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman were members of the Justice Society of America . You know, back when Bruce Wayne decided to reform Selina Kyle and produce a daughter with her.
And what about the Milestone Comics heroes? Yeah, Static was brought back, but dropped again. And what about Rocket, who made headlines when she got pregnant in the Icon comic several years ago? And what about Hardware and his girlfriend, Barraki ? But I guess you have to actually care about these characters in order to do them justice.
TruSoulDJ is a self proclaimed expert on all things trivial to the Mainstream. He is an avid classic comic book reader, non popular music lover and tv-show-on-dvd binge watcher who shops the clearance racks near and far to find the best deals. He would like to think he knows everything important within the realm of Pop culture. But in actuality, he only knows about 99.9 percent of what he thinks he knows.
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