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Posts tagged Barda

Feb 8 '13

Favorite DC Couple’s Tournament - Canon Quarterfinals Matches 1 and 2

The winner of Wednesday’s matches were Wally and Linda Park West and Stephanie Brown and Tim Drake. That means there are just 8 couples left in the canon tournament! We’ll have two semi’s today and two Monday. I’ll put up a post in a bit about what happens now through Thursday! But first, here are the first two matches!


Lois Lane and Superman


Green Arrow and Black Canary!




Big Barda and Mr. Miracle



Kate Kane/Batwoman and Renee Montoya


Voting is open until 8:30 EST Today.

Aug 13 '12

It’s Shark Week!

It’s Shark Week and to celebrate I’ll be showing you some of great moments with comics ladies and sharks. 

First up the Battling Barda Free!

Result: Barda 1, Shark 0

May 29 '11

Have some Barda, tumblr

This is one of the loveliest portraits of Barda I’ve come across. Very nice.


Have some Barda, tumblr

This is one of the loveliest portraits of Barda I’ve come across. Very nice.

May 18 '11

I beginning to suspect that no one draws a more magnificent Barda than Steve Rude.

That is all.


I beginning to suspect that no one draws a more magnificent Barda than Steve Rude.


That is all.

May 16 '11

DC Retroactive - JLA the 90s

Art and cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
It’s time to “Bwah Ha Ha” all over again as this classic JLA team tells a lost tale from one of the JLA’s most popular eras. The Injustice Gang is back! Not the truly menacing, more recent incarnation, but their not-so competent predecessors. Still, when they stumble upon a device they should never be allowed to have, the results might prove more disastrous than if they actually knew what they were doing! A previously released story from the era rounds out the issue.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 24 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T


Jan 3 '11

The most memorable moments in DC history for women: Nominee #25

This moment has special meaning to me because it was one of the first things I posted about when getting into comic culture. And, plus, it is awesome. I am very happy to have Vanessa Gabriel of the terrific blog Girls Gone Geek as my guest poster for this moment.

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Nov 26 '10

The Female Furies vs. Barda by Tom Scioli

I really like this very Kirby-esque Barda commission by Tom.

Oct 25 '10

October Madness: Elite 8 match-ups # 1 and 2

It’s on. And it’s painful. Tomorrow there will be two concurrent matches. Voting will open at 7:30AM EST and close at 6pm EST. The winners will go on to the Final Four. The losers will not. Wednesday the next two pairs will compete. And here are tomorrow’s matches:

Match-up #1:

Match-up #2:

Oct 21 '10

Results: October Madness Semi-finals: Match-up #4

Today’s match of Power Girl and Barda was even for a time, but then one woman pulled ahead to win and that woman was

Barda Free. Barda moves on to the next round. Come back tomorrow for Batgirl vs. Black Canary, it should be a fun one!

Oct 21 '10

The inspiration for Big Barda

Most comic fans know that Jack Kirby based Big Barda on the actress Lainie Kazan. Kazan is a singer and actress who had gotten her start as Barbra Streisand’s understudy on Broadway. Kirby saw a picture of Kazan in a 1970 issue of Playboy magazine. What you may not have seen are the pictures that inspired Kirby to create Barda. This is a page from Jack Kirby Collector #49 and was written by Sean Kleefeld.

He makes a good case for the dress Kazan is wearing being an inspiration for Barda’s costume.

And if you really want to see the nude photo that was in the original Playboy article, Google is your friend.

Oct 21 '10

October Madness Semi-finals: round 4 is open for voting

It’s Big Barda vs. Power Girl. The poll are open until 8PM EST. Please, no ballot stuffing.

Oct 20 '10

October Madness Semi-finals: Match-up #4

It’s a big one! Voting starts 8am EST tomorrow.

In this corner a women who never spares the rod. A woman who knows a loving relationship with mutual respect is a miracle. A woman who laughs at oncoming tanks

Barda Free.

And in the other corner, a woman with a powerful punch. A woman who refuses to be just window dressing. A woman who subscribes to the management style of lead, follow or get out of the way

Power Girl.

Oct 4 '10

October Madness: Results of the 4th match-up to pick the most kick ass DC Woman

Big Barda Free won with an whopping 74% of the vote. And poor Artemis doesn’t even have Wonder Woman to comfort her.

Tomorrow is Batwoman vs. Mera. Voting was way down today. Spread the word for tomorrow!

Oct 4 '10

My little Barda

Since I showed an Artemis Barbie doll this morning, I’ve got to give equal time to her worthy opponent. So I present to you this:

This is from the magical hand of Jodi Moisan who takes My Little Pony figures and makes them so much better than they have a right to be. There are so many adorable pieces on her web site, go check them out. Here’s my favorite:

Oct 4 '10

October Madness: round four is open for voting

Artemis vs. Big Barda. Upsets can happen so make sure you vote for your favorite. Voting ends at 8pm EST.