Tag Archives | Super-Families


The Bat-Family Begins: Enter Robin and Alfred

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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The Blastoff Art Gallery – A Family Picture

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.  

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Cousin Kara from Krypton, Part 2

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 […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.