Scattered stuff from a native New Yorker, disorganized former English Major, film buff, haiku enthusiast, semi-professional photographer and totally amateur fencer.

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Yes….All four male Robins exist (not that female one) but only one ever Batgirl has existed - even prereboot (including the one that had a series that lasted 73 issues).
Also we have always been at war with eastasia and big brother is watching…or is it Dan Didio?

Yes….All four male Robins exist (not that female one) but only one ever Batgirl has existed - even prereboot (including the one that had a series that lasted 73 issues).

Also we have always been at war with eastasia and big brother is watching…or is it Dan Didio?

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Cass Cain’s last appearance before the New 52:
Batman: Gates of Gotham #5
Print release date: August 24, 2011

Cass Cain’s first appearance after the New 52:
Futures End: Batgirl #1
Print release date: September 10, 2014

It is 1113 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date.

Or 3 years, 17 days excluding the end date.

So the way I see it, they owe us 3 years worth of Cassandra Cain as Black Bat comics.

Let us not forget it was almost two years between the time she disappeared in one page in Batgirl #1 (Steph series) and her guest appearance in Red Robin. In between was the year in which Didio had actually publicly said there were “big plans” for the character. 

Those “big plans” being she would cease to exist.

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Batgirl Inc Issue #1 Omnibus

144 images


+ Full 34 Page Full-Color Comic, Issue #1 by max & thugg

+ Developmental Concept Art 

+ All Concept Art Submissions from YOU.

+ Collaborative Features:

  • Batgirls Detective Agency No. I : The Case of The Poisoned Pies
  • Robin Inc(apacitated)
  • Lights! Camera! Nope.
  • En Garde
  • It’s Only The End If You Want It To Be No. 1 : ‘Countdown’

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[Batgirl: Futures End #1 Shot Written By: Gail Simone Art by: Javier Garron]

So is anyone else upset that they finally gave us Cass & Steph back in the role of Bat-fam, but in a storyline meant for a “Dark Future” that they’re trying to prevent from happening? Like it’s cool they’re in the one-shot issue…

But will we ever get them back again? Remember that after this issue we’re going back to Barbara. Barbara in a cool new costume mind you, but still BARBARA.

Conflicted feelings.

Since Didio has said over and over again there’s only “one true Batgirl”, only one “iconic” Batgirl, etc. I think its a given if we see Cass and Steph again in regular comic canon time neither will be a Batgirl or have a chance at being Batgirl.

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asleeponabench asked ...
What are your favorite Cassandra Cain quotes or her quotes that you think encapsulate who she is?
... and I answered



This is just an awesome question! I love it : ) Thank you for asking!!!

"Sorry, Shiva. I don’t kill… but I don’t lose either.”
Batgirl (2000-2006) #8

I talk about this quote a lot, I think, but only because I truly believe it deserves it. It is the very quote that changed my relationship with Cassandra and my understanding of her character.

What it encapsulates is a dedication. A personal oath. This is Cass’ declaration of purpose in direct parallel to Bruce’s own declaration of War on Crime. The difference is, Bruce sees the enemy externally. He declares he will make the world better so that a child like he was wouldn’t suffer again. Cass is internally reflecting: the only thing she can control is herself, and that is precisely what she aims to do.

"Yes. He is. But… you’renot. Okay?”Batgirl (2000-2006) #16

This is from a storyline where Cass helps apprehend the very father a young boy asked her to help save.

It reveals an understanding from Cass — as she was in the same position as the boy, though she personally sees herself as having lost her innocence whereas the boy hasn’t yet. But more than that this is a feature of Cassandra’s compassion. Which I will stand forever by the fact that compassion is the single most important attribute to Cass’ character.

"No. Not you. This.
Batgirl (2000-2006) #50

I find that I’m a lot more affectionate toward Horrocks’ run than most — it’s the run of her series that I started out with years ago and was the basis for how I saw Cass for a long time before getting a hold of the back issues and trades for what came before. But I hold that Cass’ statement here — this statement of her loyalty to what Batman stands for rather than the very fallible man himself encapsulates Cass’ independence and her right for the mantle of Batman.

I mean, Cass really is one of the most quotable heroes in comics. I love quotes. I love Cass. I love Cass quotes. There’s so many more I could just go on and on about (“You can change. You can.” "Instinct. That’s… who you are." "Am I volving?""Nobody dies tonight." "Terror. Then… nothing." "I see you, Shiva.” “Don’t worry. I’m… a detective.” “I’m not perfect anymore. Take the words away… and give me back my skills.” “Don’t… talk to me like that. Like I’m stupid.” — this is a dangerous door you’ve opened), but unfortunately (or fortunately, really) I don’t have time to get all of them

These three are probably my favorite most consistently, though.

And. Y’know. “You bet your sweet patootie!”

Other favorite quotes include what others say about Cass:

Bruce: “Batgirl is a phenomenon” - Robin 88

Alfred: “You have achieved more in your few short years as Batgirl than many costumed heroes manage in a lifetime. You have saved countless lives, brought justice to the wicked and helped the city regain hope during the most difficult time in its history.” - Batgirl 43

Bronze Tiger: “We made you a warrior. You made yourself a hero” - Batgirl 67

Lady Shiva: “Heroes are forever…the rest of us are just part of the story.” - Batgirl 71

I think the Bronze Tiger personifies who Cass is better than anything else. She was born to be a weapon, a warrior, but she made HERSELF a hero. If I was rebooting Cass and giving her a title thats the tag line I would use to sell her to an audience.


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