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Posts tagged Big Barda

Aug 28 '12

Big Barda or Honey Badger: Who Gives a Shit Less?

Today is Jack Kirby’s birthday so let’s celebrate one of his greatest creations, Barda Free. How tough is Barda? Pretty tough. 

Oh look, someone shot Barda. Oh, is that blood? Barda doesn’t give a shit. “What’s for lunch?” she asks. 

Six villains in hot pursuit? Barda doesn’t care. Watch your back all six of you! 

These humans and their need to fit in. Barda doesn’t care; she wears what she wants.

Oh look the guys flying this crate are passed out. Barda doesn’t give a shit. She just shoves those guys aside and grabs the wheel.

Ha ha, a killer shark is about to take a bite of Barda. Barda don’t give a shit; she just punches that Shark in the face:

Oh, is that a dragon? Stand back Boostle, let Barda show it who is the boss. She’ll make that dragon cry like a baby.

Oh is that a flat tire? What use a jack? Barda don’t give a shit; she just lifts that truck right up.

What you’re supposed to use a bed for sexy times? Barda don’t give a shit; right here on the floor ‘bro.

That Nasty Ass Honey Badger just doesn’t stand a chance.

Aug 28 '11
kryptongirl:

Big Barda doesn’t have time for your firearm shenanigans.

Barda does not like your weapon.

kryptongirl:

Big Barda doesn’t have time for your firearm shenanigans.

Barda does not like your weapon.

Aug 28 '11
Barda’s fist, Granny Goodness’ face. Who do you think wins?

Barda’s fist, Granny Goodness’ face. Who do you think wins?

Aug 28 '11
dollabeels:

Big Barda & Mister Miracle by Steve Rude

Love Steve Rude’s Barda!

dollabeels:

Big Barda & Mister Miracle by Steve Rude

Love Steve Rude’s Barda!

Aug 28 '11
Behold child … Barda. Tony Bedard’s classic Barda moment from his Birds of Prey run. Today is the birthday of Jack Kirby Barda’s creator (among many other things).

Behold child … Barda. Tony Bedard’s classic Barda moment from his Birds of Prey run. Today is the birthday of Jack Kirby Barda’s creator (among many other things).

Aug 28 '11

Today is Jack Kirby’s birthday

Today ( in addition to Read Comics in Public) would have been Jack Kirby’s 94th birthday. His contributions to comics are, of course, enormous. He created many of Marvel’s iconic characters — Captain American, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Silver Surfer and Thor to name just a very few. But his legacy isn’t just who he drew but in how drew them. Kirby’s style - so unique, so easily identifiable — brought an electricity to the comics page where the characters seemed to jump off the page in bolt of lightning or as it became known, “Kirby Krackle.”

While much of Kirby’s work was done at Marvel, he also did a stint at DC Comics. And it is there he created the character that I will focus my tribute to Kirby today — Big Barda or, as I’m prone to write —

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRDAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Strong, smart, resolute, combative and a fierce fighter, Barda is for many people, including me, one of the most fascinating female characters in comics. Based in part on Kirby’s wife Roz (see here for who else Kirby based her on), Barda is not just a fighter; she’s a lover too. And there lies a lot of her appeal. For her great love Scott Free/Mr. Miracle (who is smaller and no where as strong as she is) Barda will do anything including attempting the mundane bits of domestic housekeeping. Fun, sexy and devoted, Barda and her husband were one of the best couples in comics. Until they weren’t.

So today I will remember Jack Kirby through Barda and all his Female Furies including Granny Goodness (did you think of Ed Asner when I said that?):

And here’s some video with her to get the day started.

Dec 30 '10

"She’s dead!"

Response from Ian Sattler to my question at NYCC of whether we would see Barda back in comics.

"Dead, but never forgotten."

My response at being told over Twitter this morning by @MK2Fac3 about this new t-shirt from Superherostuff. (psst, there’s a $5 off all order coupon on the top of the site)

Oct 26 '10

Voting is open for Elite 8 match #1 - Barda vs. Wonder Woman

In one corner the Female Fury from Apokolips. In the other corner, the Amazon from Themyscira.

http://micropoll.com/t/KEcOAZBUvb

Aug 28 '10

It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday. And we have a lot to thank him for …

… a lot of woman. Jack Kirby ushered in the modern world of comics and gave us one of the most powerful, wonderful kick ass DC woman ever - Big Barda. And remember today is Read Comics in Public. If you are woman send a picture of yourself into "Women Read Comics in Public".

Jul 7 '10
B is for Big Barda the kick ass Female Fury from Apokolips. Barda was created by the legendary Jack Kirby for his “Mister Miracle” series. Trained by Granny Goodness to serve Darkseid, Barda met and fell in love with Darkseid’s adopted son Scott Free. They married and escaped via a Boom Tube to Earth where Scott trained as an escape artist and became the superhero “Mister Miracle”. Scott and Barda make an interesting couple. She’s very tall (much more than 6’) while Scott is shown as about a foot smaller. She is definitely the alpha in the relationship and he adores her. And they are extremely affectionate and incredibly hot for each other. “On the stairs, on the floor, on a towel by the door” hot for each other.  Whether it’s battling fellow Female Fury Knockout, serving with the JLA, playing Pokemon or running a household in the suburbs, Barda attacks everything, Megarod in hand, with the same gusto and focus. Barda’s last stint at superheroing was with the Birds of Prey. Sadly, Barda was killed in the “Death of the New Gods” although she and Scott were seen alive at the end of “Final Crisis”. Apparently she’s now part of Grant Morrison’s sandbox. Grant and DC, please bring Barda and Scott back.

B is for Big Barda the kick ass Female Fury from Apokolips. Barda was created by the legendary Jack Kirby for his “Mister Miracle” series. Trained by Granny Goodness to serve Darkseid, Barda met and fell in love with Darkseid’s adopted son Scott Free. They married and escaped via a Boom Tube to Earth where Scott trained as an escape artist and became the superhero “Mister Miracle”. Scott and Barda make an interesting couple. She’s very tall (much more than 6’) while Scott is shown as about a foot smaller. She is definitely the alpha in the relationship and he adores her. And they are extremely affectionate and incredibly hot for each other. “On the stairs, on the floor, on a towel by the door” hot for each other.  Whether it’s battling fellow Female Fury Knockout, serving with the JLA, playing Pokemon or running a household in the suburbs, Barda attacks everything, Megarod in hand, with the same gusto and focus. Barda’s last stint at superheroing was with the Birds of Prey. Sadly, Barda was killed in the “Death of the New Gods” although she and Scott were seen alive at the end of “Final Crisis”. Apparently she’s now part of Grant Morrison’s sandbox. Grant and DC, please bring Barda and Scott back.

May 31 '10
Big cookout day and who better to celebrate with than Big Barda and some weenies?

Big cookout day and who better to celebrate with than Big Barda and some weenies?

Apr 29 '10
Big Barda and her megarod kicking ass. Bring back Barda.

Big Barda and her megarod kicking ass. Bring back Barda.