In the past few days, Melissa Krause, Johanna Draper Carlson and others have written about DC’s creepy-weird portrayal of Batgirl/Cassandra Cain — as Johanna says, “She looks like an ant!” — including her “official portrait” on the DC website (it’s apparently since been removed).
Of course, in my made-up wonderland, Batgirl is a blonde, originates from suburbia, and reluctantly fills in as a cheerleader because where I come from, when you’re into gymnastics, the only choices you got are either cheerleading or hiline, and which is worse? A skirt that shows your panties or a skin-tight outfit that shows off your ass? In front of the whole school, that is.
I can see why she’d WANT to sneak out of her window in the middle of the night. Beating up a few baddies and making the world a better, safer place works wonders on getting all that teenage angst and frustration out. And every good girl’s gotta have her secrets!
Rivkah also writes, “I’d totally write and draw a Batgirl story arc. Up until Sailor Moon, Batman WAS my favorite television series.”
I’m starting to see a theme develop here: Batgirl by Rivkah Greulich, Supergirl by Sean McKeever, Wonder Woman by Tintin Pantoja. It’s almost like a half-step between the MINX line and the core DC Universe books.