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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged black canary

Jul 13 '14
henchkobun21:

With all the Batgirl fanart going around right now, it seems like a very important time to post some art of Oracle.
The state of women’s costumes in comics is terrible, the new Batgirl costume is nice. 
But there was a price, it was incredibly high, and people need to remember that.  DC wants people to forget that they’ve virtually removed people with disabilities from their little world. They want fans to forget that there were readers with disabilities literally begging the company not to take away their representation, and DC ignored them. So it’s up to us to make sure people remember.
This piece was penciled by Jackson Guice and colored by Tom Smith.

henchkobun21:

With all the Batgirl fanart going around right now, it seems like a very important time to post some art of Oracle.

The state of women’s costumes in comics is terrible, the new Batgirl costume is nice. 

But there was a price, it was incredibly high, and people need to remember that.  DC wants people to forget that they’ve virtually removed people with disabilities from their little world. They want fans to forget that there were readers with disabilities literally begging the company not to take away their representation, and DC ignored them. So it’s up to us to make sure people remember.

This piece was penciled by Jackson Guice and colored by Tom Smith.

Sep 16 '13

helenabertinellihuntress:

Hugs all around, everyone.

Aug 27 '13
joequinones:

Huzzah! It’s official, my Black Canary/Zatanna OGN has been announced and dated. Written by one of my all-time comics heroes, Mr. Paul Dini ( @Paul_Dini ), the book is slated to come out next May. Woo!
comicsalliance:

THE FISHNETS BRIGADE: DINI & QUINONES’ ‘BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA’ GRAPHIC NOVEL CONFIRMED FOR MAY 2014 
By Andy Khouri
Promised for years but continually delayed, Black Canary/Zatanna will finally become a reality when it goes on sale in May of next year. Written by Paul Dini and drawn by Joe Quinones, the 94-page original graphic novel finds the fan-favorite DC Comics heroines in their more traditional looks and teaming up to bring down a new threat who puts both of their fantastic abilities to the test.
SEE PAGES AT COMICS ALLIANCE.

joequinones:

Huzzah! It’s official, my Black Canary/Zatanna OGN has been announced and dated. Written by one of my all-time comics heroes, Mr. Paul Dini ( @Paul_Dini ), the book is slated to come out next May. Woo!

comicsalliance:

THE FISHNETS BRIGADE: DINI & QUINONES’ ‘BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA’ GRAPHIC NOVEL CONFIRMED FOR MAY 2014 

By Andy Khouri

Promised for years but continually delayed, Black Canary/Zatanna will finally become a reality when it goes on sale in May of next year. Written by Paul Dini and drawn by Joe Quinones, the 94-page original graphic novel finds the fan-favorite DC Comics heroines in their more traditional looks and teaming up to bring down a new threat who puts both of their fantastic abilities to the test.

SEE PAGES AT COMICS ALLIANCE.

Aug 9 '13

DC Universe Fancast: Birds of Prey

Starring:

Teal Sherer as Barbara Gordon/Oracle

Caterina Murino as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Dinah Lance/Black Canary

May 30 '13

How to Draw Superheroines in Skimpy Costumes: A Master Class

Apr 10 '13

In case you didn’t guess whose birthday it is, here’s another hint

dcwomenkickingass:

In case you didn’t guess correctly here’s another hint on who has a birthday today (with help from Adam Hughes).

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Happy birthday to Dinah! I’ll try to post some Appreciation in honor of her birthday. :-)

Mar 24 '13

dreamrabbit replied to your post:

I think it’s kind of a given in the comic book universes that, special and rare circumstances aside, unarmed and melee combat is never lethal *unless* it’s intended to be. And, while that’s kind of a fudge, I think it pretty much /has/ to be that way, because if it wasn’t- I mean, jeez. How often have the respective members of the Batfamily been concussed, let alone stabbed/shot? And yet they refuse to respond in kind, nobly remaining on the righteous path of blunt force trauma. True heroes. ;)

I agree. And I think - while it may be a stretch - that we’re supposed to believe that the Batfam & co. are such experts that they can calculate the exact amount of damage each of their blows will cause. I mean, consider this scene with Dinah (from BoP vol. 2 #1):

She’s completely in control of the amount of damage she’s causing - even calculating exactly what the recovery time and long-term consequences will be. If she wanted to, we know that she could be far more lethal, but she’s choosing not to be.

Or consider this scene with Bruce and Steph from Detective Comics #796:

Even though, because of a fluke, the results ended up being different, Bruce is able to look at the move Stephanie used and know what would ordinarily have happened.

I think that’s why it’s so vital that these guys never “lose control” in a fight - they have to be constantly aware of what they’re doing and how much force they’re using. I can’t even imagine how hard that must be. They may not be Superman, but if they chose to, these guys could easily kill someone with their bare hands - and they could do it unconsciously. They wouldn’t even have to be trying to kill, they’d just have to lose hold of that perfect control for one second.

It makes their restraint all the more impressive, I think.

Mar 11 '13

For katherinehawkeyebishop, who’s going through a rather tough time lately. Here are a whole lotta hugs featuring some of your favorite DC characters. :-)

I hope this makes you feel better, sweetheart! Just think of it as one big hug from me to you. <3

Mar 5 '13

helenabertinellihuntress:

drainster:

helenabertinellihuntress:

suzannalikescomics:

helenabertinellihuntress:

Just a few of Helena Bertinelli’s friends and allies that I miss and are currently, not in action. 

All of the friendships and alliances she formed are now gone, thanks to the unnecessary mess of a reboot. 

(In case you’re wondering why Black Canary is here, it’s because the current BC is Dinah Drake, not Dinah Lance. And as for Barbara, she’s currently around as Batgirl, but Oracle doesn’t exist. Well, at least not as a human being.)

…But Helena Bertinelli doesn’t even exist anymore. In the reboot Helena Bertinelli was secretly Helena Wayne the whole time. Which, I refuse to accept. Nope. The currently Black Canary isn’t Dinah Lance? I’m just going to go cry.

No, she does exist. In the first issue of World’s Finest it clearly states that Helena Bertinelli was alive and an actual person. That is until Paul Levitz decided to coldly kill her off.

It’s not known whether or not he was The Huntress in this universe, but she *does* exist.

And besides, I was referring to pre-reboot Helena and her friends and not Helena Bertinelli as she currently stands.

Did Bertinelli die or did Helena Wayne just stop using her ID?

Both. For more, I defer you to here:

http://helenabertinellihuntress.tumblr.com/post/33679559953/from-what-ive-gathered-from-reading-reblogged

But in a nutshell, Helena Bertinelli died a while ago (when has not been established) and Helena Wayne used her I.D while running around Italy and pretending to be an Italian woman.

But as far as I know, Wayne has not used the I.D again, though the use of the I.D was reference in a later issue of World’s Finest.

The way Levitz handled that was just absurdly disrespectful. I’m still hoping some other writer can undo it later (we never saw her dead, after all) and bring Helena B. back.

Also, I miss every one of these amazing ladies.

Great photoset as always, Steph! <3

Feb 27 '13

ink-and-roses:

I think one of the reasons I love The Titans and Birds of Prey so much is because of the phenomenal friendships between the characters. They mean so much to each of them and even myself.

God I love them

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^THIS. I completely agree. The reason the Classic Titans and the BoP are my favorite teams are because there were such incredibly strong, natural friendships between the characters. And the writers took the time to realistically develop those friendships over the years, too. I love that.

I think the original Young Justice team was great for that reason, too. Incredible friendships between the characters:

Friendship!team books are my favorite. <3

(Also, I love you for using a Titans scene with Garth. Those are far too rare!)

Feb 13 '13

ok but why there are only non-canon ships here, like where is katexrenee

Because “Galentine’s Day” is about celebrating your female friends, not your significant other. Therefore the relationships shown in this photoset are friendships and not (canonically) romantic relationships.

I’m pretty sure that’s what Sara was thinking when she made this, anyway.

(Source: fanbingblink)

Jan 30 '13

Inspired by a conversation I had with yurblecryingalonewithcomicbooks earlier tonight (er… this morning?)

A Partial List of People to Ship Wonder Woman With (Who Are Not Superman or Batman):

1) Artemis of Bana-Mighdall

2) Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary

3) Steve Trevor

4) Tom Tresser/Nemesis

5) Zola

(Am I the only one who thinks Diana has a thing for blondes? I mean, seriously…)

Jan 6 '13

Barbara Gordon: Cold, humorless bitch.

Ohwait.

This one is for the very awesome staypositiveforyoursilverlining, who requested a photoset demonstrating that Barbara Gordon is, in fact, an incredibly warm and loving person with an awesome sense of humor, and not the hard and emotionless jerk that fandom sometimes makes her out to be.

I love this request, and I loved working on the photoset, because this tendency to interpret Barbara very simplistically is something I’ve noticed and been annoyed by myself. (Interpreting characters simplistically is a problem fandom suffers from in general.) Barbara is, indeed, an incredibly tough person, and she can be very coldly logical as well. She also has an unfortunate tendency to push away the people close to her at times. But those qualities don’t solely define her character. She is a deeply nurturing person, a very loving friend, and warmly affectionate toward the people she loves. She’s also incredibly fun-loving and loves to laugh and joke around with people. And that’s a huge, huge part of who she is. If you overlook Barbara’s sense of humor and her openly affectionate nature, you’re reducing her to a one-dimensional caricature of who she really is.

There are probably a hundred moments I could have used for this photoset, because it’s not like being warm or funny is something Barbara does once a decade. It’s a major part of her personality. But obviously, I had to cut it down to ten scenes because of tumblr’s photoset layout. There are some moments I wish I’d had room for, but I think overall the photoset still demonstrates the point well. :-)

Dec 19 '12

And on the subject of ‘edginess’ in comics…

You can show sex without having it be tasteless:

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You can discuss rape without having it be exploitative:

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You can portray prostitution without fetishizing it:

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You can write dark storylines without having it be soulless:

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You can write addiction without treating it simplistically:

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I am not crying, there’s just something in my eye.

I am not suggesting that comics should consist of nothing but squeaky-clean fluff. You want to write something dark, controversial, non-kid-friendly? Go for it. Comics aren’t just for kids anymore.

But do it with respect. Do it with sensitivity. And for the love of God, do not do it just to be “edgy”.

You want to know what these scenes have in common? They have heart. They have nuance. And they fit into the context of telling a larger story - one which is ultimately empowering, not degrading, to the characters involved. These scenes were written for more than shock value.

Too often, when these issues are brought up, that is not the case. There is no thought, no heart, no nuance. There is no larger story. It’s blatantly obvious that the writer just wanted to be shocking or “gritty”, and so they decided to bust out the sex/drugs/rape/torture/”hookers”.

That’s not how you do it. You can’t use these things for shock value. You can’t use them as a plot point. You can’t use them just to be ‘edgy’. You owe it to your characters to treat them with more respect than that.

Got it?

Dec 16 '12

Through thick or thin

I have to admit I wish this wasn’t DCnU Babs and Dinah (because they’re not the same characters - literally, in Dinah’s case - and the friendship isn’t the same), but YES. Awesome friendships, all of these.

(Source: soulless-and-i-like-it)