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« Thread started on: Jun 1st, 2006, 07:16am »

http://www.dccomics.com/news/?nw=5866

Well I didn't see that coming.
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 1st, 2006, 11:02am »

There's more bats in Gotham than cops.

http://www.newsarama.com/dcnew/52/Batwoman/BatwomanRoss.html

http://www.newsarama.com/dcnew/52/Batwoman/preview.html

http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72016
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 1st, 2006, 1:08pm »

The character itself doesn't sound too bad. At first it doesn't captivate me but maybe it will grow on me over time - I'm pretty indifferent like I was when I first came across the Spoiler, and by the end I really liked her. But the thing I really don't like is yet another "bat" character. Everytime we see a new bat-dressed vigilante, the original becomes that much less special. huh
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 1st, 2006, 3:03pm »

on Jun 1st, 2006, 1:08pm, Nick wrote:
The character itself doesn't sound too bad. At first it doesn't captivate me but maybe it will grow on me over time - I'm pretty indifferent like I was when I first came across the Spoiler, and by the end I really liked her. But the thing I really don't like is yet another "bat" character. Everytime we see a new bat-dressed vigilante, the original becomes that much less special. huh


This one's just screaming Huntress in NML to me. Someone just "taking" the bat - not deserving it or being offered it.
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 2nd, 2006, 04:37am »

Yeah, it even says on one of the links that the mask is very Huntress like - do you think the characters will be very simmilar? Hell, what do you think are the chances of the two "getting together"? Because I must say that really wouldn't surprise me - DC appear to do things for the shock value rather than continuity and logic.

I don't think it's quite as bad when someone just steals the role because it pisses off the Batman, I just hate it when he goes around giving out his thing to anyone and everyone when he's much better off being the unique bat. That really annoyed me in NML when he just gave Cassandra the costume and he'd barely even met her! She earned nothing! It hints that she'll be back in the future - I don't think I can take Batman and his army of Batwenches - It's just not right!

I guess we'll find out whether he had anything to do with this soon enough though. But I'm certainly glad they didn't go with that decade old Barbara Gordon concept.
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:13am »

I was watching CNN last night and they spoke about the new Batwoman. I thought CNN would be serious about the deal, but I thought the entire story was bullshit: the 'people's opinion' was shit and the jokes about Batman and Robin at the end almost took as much time as the entire story before it.

It had great potential (especially the parts with Dan Didio and, for example, the gay activistsgroups), but this 'snacksized' clip has no content whatsoever.

I hope this link works. Otherwise, go to CNN and search the clip yourself -- at the moment it's the second most watched clip.

[EDIT]: They left out the 'jokes' I referred to above, but - as you may have guessed - they involved homosexual feelings and Batman and Robin.
"I don't know what was going on there, but with people wearing their underwear over their pants, you don't want to know" or something of those likes.
Really shallow piece.
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 09:48am »

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In Newsarama's Best Shots article of this day, they've also referred to the embarassingly bad coverage of Batwoman on CNN:

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The media had a coming-out party for Batwoman. The character’s sexual orientation got a huge amount of coverage, including an embarrassingly bad take on CNN’s “The Situation Room”. If that piece was supposed to be journalism, then my Crisis and Civil War essays ought to make me Walter f’n Cronkite.

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