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High quality from the newly released GARF albums (zoom;lightened)
Cassandra Cain Has Emotions: Anger ( 3/? )
Wow. So. For reasons I’m sure would be interesting to metatextualize at some point, anger is the one emotion most consistently found in art featuring Cass. This… weirds me out. Because I’ve never read Cass as a particularly angry character? Just passionate and angry as a result of situations which require it.
I should add that I’m trying very hard to pick images from stories where Cass is behaving in character and is, in story, responding with that emotion, rather than just looking angry as a default. Which is unfortunately the conclusion I was coming to for why there are so many canonical images outside of her series where Cass looked so angry.
I also am trying, throughout this series, to pick as many different artists and styles as I can, and use just as many pictures of Cass in costume as out.
And as a side note that I find hilarious: you would be shocked at how consistently angry Cass is in stories where she’s teamed up with Tim for any various reasons. Not always at him. But a lot. It’s like… Tim, what did you do?
Cassandra Cain Has Emotions: Sad ( 2/? )
This being the next emotion wasn’t influenced by my self wallowing at allllll
No, seriously, though. Maybe this series was a bad idea. Because I’m getting madder with each picture I find.
Like. Don’t a single person dare try to look me in the face and say that Cass didn’t have emotional range. omg. Just. omg. The emotions she went through in her series, outside of her series… just. My god. It’s a roller coaster.
ASK CHRIS #210: THE STRANGE SAGA OF BATGIRL CASSANDRA CAIN
By Chris Sims
Q: Cassandra Cain: WTF happened? — @IamMedellin
A: Here’s the least shocking thing you’re going to read this week: I love Cassandra Cain. That probably goes without saying, given that she’s a relatively obscure member of the Batman family that made her debut when I was a teenager, but really, it goes deeper than that. She came out of the gate with a compelling edge, some phenomenally solid storytelling, and a hook for drama that put her in contrast to the rest of Gotham’s assorted heroes and hangers-on, while still feeling like a natural compliment to the other characters. And then, less than a decade later, she’d gone from being a new character with an incredible amount of potential to an also-ran who only really shows up to fill space in crossovers — something that almost never happens to characters in the Batman family, especially when they’ve got 70+ solo issues under their utility belts.
So what happened? Man, I can’t even tell you, I just read the darn things. But folks, it got really weird there at the end.
This is so spot on. DC has never even given an explanation of why they did this!
This is my current inner dilemma.