Install Theme

Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.

DC Women Kicking Ass

Thoughts, pictures, reviews and other stuff about the women in comics who kick ass.
"... just a dreadful little site that just basically compiles lists." - poster/DC Comics forum
"... provides a much-needed voice that is not often heard on traditional comic sites." - Wired's Geek Dad
... she's pretty amazingly ignorant of comics outside of the Batverse and some recent Wonder Woman, and seems pretty clueless about the way the industry works. That and she doesn't write that well at all." anonymous poster, Dreamwidth
" ... a phenomenal blog that's always up to date with female superhero news ..." -Nerdbastards.com
(header art by Peter Nguyen)
Comic Blog Elite Share
Oct 26 '12

Is the Future Barbara Gordon from Batman 666 Unchanged in Batman, Inc.?

Note: this includes Spoilers for Batman #4 and #5

Given the cover solicited for Batman, Inc. #5 it shouldn’t be a surprise that it will visit the future world created by Morrison in Batman #666.

Here’s Burnham’s alternative cover. 

Another clue is on the final page and panel of issue #4

This is a reference to the future Bat-Universe that Grant Morrison laid out in Batman #666. That issue offered up a future dystopian version of Gotham with the Batman now an alienated violent Damian Wayne who, it is implied, has sold his soul to the devil. 

Now there had been some question if the issue would still focus on the future world of #666 given that DC changed the solicit issue from when it first appeared in July

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #5
Written by GRANT MORRISON 
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM 
Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING 
1:00 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
• Return to the future world seen in BATMAN #666, where Damian has taken over the mantle of the Bat!
• The whole world has gone mad. The only sane people left are in Arkham Asylum - where Batman is the warden.

To this

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #5

• War in the skies of Gotham City!
• Bat-robots versus Talia’s Man-Bat armies!
• Leviathan and The Heretic increase the hostilities to a whole new level!

But not only will Batman, Inc. #5 definitely look at the world of Batman #666 and we now know what role Barbara Gordon will play.

In Batman #666 Damian’s rival is Barbara Gordon, now commissioner of police, much Oracle albeit with a different haircut and multiple ear piercings and a much fouler personality.

When the original solicit came out I wondered whether Barbara would be changed given that in the current DCU she is recovered from her injuries and no longer in need of a chair.

Today I was told by colorist Nathan Fairbain said, “it’s an alternate timeline, it’s unchanged.”

So it seems the Oracle version of Barbara Gordon remains in place in a least one time stream of the DCU.

  1. elrincondekaisermilan reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  2. caribeaux reblogged this from espressonist
  3. espressonist reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    Interesting..
  4. kiri-mang reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  5. exemplariasingulorumimaginibus reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  6. potatosheep reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  7. iamanerdboy reblogged this from ealperin
  8. onepercentaboutanything reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  9. thehappysorceress reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  10. alllbabesarewolves reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  11. ealperin reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    ^Well, that makes me feel a bit better.^ :)
  12. victorvondood reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  13. atthemanchesteroperahouse reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
  14. cosmicnarwhals reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    YES, YES YES YES YEESSSSS...REAAAAALLY DONT LIKE MORRISON BUT ORACLE BAABSSSSSS ORACLEEE...
  15. modestroad reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass
Blog comments powered by Disqus