DC Editoral wins either way in the end. And we of course the fans are the losers like always.
If it is Cass and it suppose to be a cameo….Editoral notice this and made a force recoloured her white and gave her the same colours of Stephanie Brown.
If it wasn’t Cass to begin with, they stole the…
It if IS supposed to be her they miscoloured someone Asian and made her super-white. Offensive.
If it’s NOT supposed to be her they took away a costume designed especially for HER by Morrison and Burnham (down to the cape) and gave it a new character/throw away character. Offensive.
This is either a case of massive trolling by DC Editorial (let’s face they don’t like the character) or massive insensitivity and neglectful oversight by DC Editorial.
In EITHER case its offensive a slap in the face to a character with a large fanbase (and Didio knows it) who carried the Batgirl title for 73 issues (still longer than the supposedly “iconic” Barbara Gordon ever did) and they should be called out on it!
Cassandra Cain is one of the best milestone characters that DC ever had. Diverse WoC with disability, dyslexia. One of the most successful Asian Superheros, and DC only a select few of them. Had strong sales, even when it was cancelled. We are talking about mid 30 000 here, which is more sales than half of the New 52 Titles. She even beat some ‘AAA’ characters in their own series in sale sometimes. Wonderwoman, Hawkgirl, Green Arrow, Aquaman.
She had the traits and the backstory of an antihero, but no, she is in fact a hero and tries every hard to still be one. She has character flaws, which makes well rounded. She is an important member of Batfamily.
We are know the person of the mishandling and mistreatment of Cassandra and Stephanie, lets not forget her. We know why Barbara Gordon is place so high in his pedestal. That person is, Dan Didio
Seriously I do like enjoy New 52 Barbara Gordon, but all the stuff that made her so special is gone. Editoral made her so physically perfect that she stops wearing glasses.
Dan Didio is the guy who really wanted to kill Dick Grayson Nightwing in Final Crisis, and almost did. This is the same guy who was in charge in OYL and made an Editoral Mandate to turn Cassandra Evil. This the same guy who ran WAR GAMES and made a Editoral Mandate to killed Stephanie Brown. Which by the way is a known fact that some of the writers involved rally against it.This is the same guy who really want the rape of Sue subplot in Identity Crisis because he wanted impact.
I am also sick and tired when creators who would defend Dan Didio with all the stuff hes done to characters we love.
Honestly I would love any creator to call him out shit hes done. But lets face facts, its not going to happen.
If the people who are reading this and like this…actually reblog.
Yes. In terms of actual hard sales Cassandra Cain is the most successful Asian hero (male OR female) in DC’s entire history. 73 issues, 6+ years and still with healthy sales when she was canceled (to make way for a Batwoman title that never happened and for the Evil!Cass storyline).
Why, especially with the dearth of successful non-white heroes in DC and successful MODERN (late 90s) creations, they treated the character literally like crap is beyond me.