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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imageAdam Beechen himself responded to one one of my Tumblr responses about Cass Cain. Makes me feel more than a little bad about it that people are still on him about a “8 year old comic” (and by “people” I mean me).

I tweeted him back that I actually liked some of his Teen Titans Go and JLU work and that most people actually blamed Editorial and not him. It’s just that his “8 year old comic” was the start of 8 years where Cass Cain has been declared “toxic” by DC Editorial for some reason and they have come up time and time again with reasons to slight the character (yes because all 4 male Robins needed their own BOOKS in the reboot but Batman’s adopted daughter who is a WoC in a mostly white world - and the one protege most like him - has still not existed two years into the DCnU). None of which is Beechen’s fault - but if we have to go back to when it all started it all goes back to that “8 year old comic”.

Also, in Beechen’s defense, he has always manned up and taken responsibility for Evil!Cass even though we all know it was an Editorial decision handed to him (even if he decided the Dragon Lady direction). No one at DC Editorial (like Beechen’s editors, Eddie Berganza and Peter Tomasi who still work at DC) has ever taken responsibility or even talked about it. Didio has even jokingly blamed Beechen as the man who “ruined Cass Cain” at conventions (and we all know it was ultimately Didio’s decision). Now that’s shady.

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maximiliani:

PING! PING! PING!

The third and fourth pages of Fsbot’s Cassandra Cain versus Scarecrow mini comic colored by myself. Last we left her, she’s been gassed with Fear toxin! Not one-hundred percent done, but almost? Let me know what you think! First two colored pages of short comic here. Click above picture for HQ.

Fsbot:

Here are the scenes in clockwise order, starting from the bottom left:

-Cassandra’s first kill as a child and when she first understood death. She killed the man by digging her fingers into his neck and ripping out his throat.

-The “death” of Stephanie Brown.

-Lady Shiva. This was a little difficult, because there’s no official look for Shiva. She used to be white, now she’s asian. Her hair changes and she has no official outfit.

-Deathstroke with the drug he used to manipulate Cass.

-Evil Cass, killing some poor lady

-Abandonment issues.

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