In his early days, Batman was very much a loner. Batman’s solitary nature was accentuated by his tragic and brutal origin sequence, a mere two pages in DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (November 1939) which would alter the character forever, elevating Batman from just another pulp hero to a true piece of modern American mythology. Looking to […]
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Stephanie Brown. If you’ve been a reader of DC comics in the past few years, that is not a name that will leave you feeling neutral. Folks tend to get pretty heated when the blonde Batgirl comes up. That’s not uncommon among the fanbases of the other characters that have been left by the wayside […]
We start the new year with a new banner, delivered with aplomb as always by our Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande! With this month’s theme being “family,” Elena presents us with a glimpse of the Superman and Batman families, from a more innocent era. Click the image for a larger view.
The Superman Family grew again in February 1960, with the introduction of Streaky, the Super-Cat in “Supergirl’s Super-Pet!” from ACTION COMICS #261, by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Jim Mooney. Here Kara discovers a marble-sized Kryptonite meteor, and resolves to take it back to the chem lab in the orphanage’s school and try to devise […]