Tag Archives: Batman

OMG, DC: The Brave and the Bold #27

My first encounter with Dial H for Hero was a single back issue that found its way into my collection as a kid: Adventure Comics #490 (1982) which ended a year-long run of Dial H for Hero stories, as well … Continue reading

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NEW 52: Whatever happened to…? (Part Two)

4. Carrie Kelley Beating Stephanie Brown to the punch by 18 years, Carrie Kelley became the first female Robin in the pages of Frank Miller’s landmark 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns. She was a 13-year-old girl who used a … Continue reading

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OMG, DC: Alan Grant’s The Demon

When I was 10 years old, my mom got me a subscription to a new series DC was publishing: The Demon. Part of the deal was that the first three issues came packaged and delivered together along with the child-appropriate, … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Bette Kane, Part Two

In the 10 years between her “introduction” in Secret Origins Annual #3 and her bit part in the JLA/Titans miniseries in 1999, Bette Kane made a whopping five appearances in the DCU. That’s once every two years, and it was … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Bette Kane, Part One

Pictured above is the million-dollar debut of Bat-Girl in the pages of Batman #139 in 1961. Bat-Girl was young Betty Kane, crafty and resourceful niece of then-current Batwoman, Kathy Kane. Betty’s origin was established like many golden age origins were: … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Damian Wayne

Little Damian Wayne. I wanted him dead when Grant Morrison first introduced him in the pages of Batman. At first he seemed like more of a stunt than anything else – certainly this kid wasn’t Bruce Wayne’s real son – … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most critically-acclaimed comic book series of all time, and for good reason; it’s the ultimate in badassery. A what-if tale set in a bleak future in which an older, retired … Continue reading

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