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Posts tagged Oracle

Aug 15 '11
Riverdale Birds of Prey by Dan Parent
This looks about right.
Riverdale Birds of Prey by Dan Parent

This looks about right.

Aug 15 '11
raistlyne:

Oracle by Stuart Sayger
Chicago ComicCon/Wizard World 2011
I will forever love this man’s art.

This is stunning. One of my favorite Oracle pieces and this from someone who owns many, many pieces.

raistlyne:

Oracle by Stuart Sayger

Chicago ComicCon/Wizard World 2011

I will forever love this man’s art.

This is stunning. One of my favorite Oracle pieces and this from someone who owns many, many pieces.

Aug 3 '11
xombiedirge:

BatgirlNOracle by Jun Bob Kim

I love this! Why have I never seen it before? Why don’t I own it?

xombiedirge:

BatgirlNOracle by Jun Bob Kim

I love this! Why have I never seen it before? Why don’t I own it?

Jul 30 '11

Superheroes A-Z on a t-shirt

I’ve seen others like this but this one gets my vote for the letter O. Can you name them all? Available here

Jun 2 '11
ecoterrorist:

Oracle - Don Kramer

Never saw this Oracle piece. Must add Mr. Kramer on my commission list.

ecoterrorist:

Oracle - Don Kramer

Never saw this Oracle piece. Must add Mr. Kramer on my commission list.

May 2 '11
thehappysorceress:

—————Interrupting Magic Monday for this special post——————
Freshly-made Oracle cookies, to help celebrate DCWomenKickingAss’s one year Tumblrversary.
————-Now back to your regularly-scheduled posts——————

Yummy! Thanks!

thehappysorceress:

—————Interrupting Magic Monday for this special post——————

Freshly-made Oracle cookies, to help celebrate DCWomenKickingAss’s one year Tumblrversary.

————-Now back to your regularly-scheduled posts——————

Yummy! Thanks!

May 2 '11

Another Oracle commission from Boston Comic Con

In addition to my commission from Adam Hughes I got this adorable piece from Bill Walko.

Apr 21 '11

Happy (belated) birthday, John Ostrander

Yesterday was John Ostrander’s 62nd birthday and there is no way I can let it go by without noting it.

John Ostrander is responsible for a lot of great comics I love - Suicide Squad is at the top of the list - but more importantantly he is responsible for two of the most kick ass women in the DCU, Oracle and Amanda Waller.

He didn’t create Barbara Gordon, of course. That was Carmine Infantino. And he isn’t responsible for putting her in a wheelchair; that was Alan Moore and DC editorial. What he is responsible for, with his wife Kim Yale, is looking at the character in a new way and creating the persona of Oracle.

While other editors had viewed Barbara Gordon as excess, unwanted baggage on the way to the “adult” comic world of the Dark Knight, he and Kim saw Barbara Gordon, now crippled and without a place in the DCU, as a smart, computer-savvy asset. Oracle is now one of the most famous female characters in DC. Last year, when I ran a tournament to name the “Most Kick-Ass DC Woman” the title was won, to the surprise of many, by Barbara Gordon as Oracle. It delighted me that John stopped by the blog and left a note on it.

Oracle got her start in the Suicide Squad working for another of John’s creations, Amanda Waller.

Just as Oracle offers a different face for female superheroes, so does Amanda Waller. A woman of color and size, Amanda Waller stands out from the sea of thin white women in comics. She’s not a great character, however, because of how she looks, but because of who she is — a tough, take no shit patriot who can and will stop or destroy anything that stands in the way of her plans.  She’s so well defined that the mere mention of her name creates a sense of what she’ll bring to a story or how she’ll interact with a character.

So thanks John Ostrander. Thanks for your great writing and thanks for creating female characters who aren’t like every one else and, of course, kick ass.

Mar 16 '11

"Once called Batgirl"

One of my favorite portraits of Barbara Gordon as Oracle by the talented 89g.

Yes I know there are handles. I’m ignoring them for prettiness.

Mar 12 '11
From a series Comics Should be Good is doing on heroes then and now. The detail is great - read the titles of the books. Caanan Grall is the artist for this one. Here is his website.
lipsofpoison:

This is so freaking awesome. All of them are, actually.
(Source)

From a series Comics Should be Good is doing on heroes then and now. The detail is great - read the titles of the books. Caanan Grall is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

lipsofpoison:

This is so freaking awesome. All of them are, actually.

(Source)

Mar 7 '11
It’s canon that Dinah thinks her ass looks great, I can’t remember which issue, I think the art was by Casey Jones, she checked it out in a mirror.
hildebabble:

Dinah: Wait, let me guess.  “Dear diary—Today Dinah’s ass looked AMAAAAZING!”
Babs: Hush. 

It’s canon that Dinah thinks her ass looks great, I can’t remember which issue, I think the art was by Casey Jones, she checked it out in a mirror.

hildebabble:

Dinah: Wait, let me guess.  “Dear diary—Today Dinah’s ass looked AMAAAAZING!”

Babs: Hush. 

Feb 16 '11

Happy Birthday Warren Ellis!

Thank you for all your work, but thank you in particular for one of the best pages featuring Oracle ever. From JLA Classified #14

Jan 24 '11
This the sketch that Lee Garbett did for me at NYCC. I got a chance to meet both Lee and Bryan Q. Miller at the show and they were both a delight. Lee is such a perfectionist. He had started my sketch and then about a third of the way through ripped the page out of the sketch book and decided to start again. I took both the finished and unfinished copies.
fyeahbarbaragordon:

okay one more, and who’s going to bet on who it belongs to? (infact i now KNOW it belonges to her) dcwomenkickingass. she’s doing a favour to society by sharing all these oracle sketches so give her a hand, ladies and gentlemen, since no once else seems to be doing it!
(i have one. one.)
artist - lee garbett

This the sketch that Lee Garbett did for me at NYCC. I got a chance to meet both Lee and Bryan Q. Miller at the show and they were both a delight. Lee is such a perfectionist. He had started my sketch and then about a third of the way through ripped the page out of the sketch book and decided to start again. I took both the finished and unfinished copies.

fyeahbarbaragordon:

okay one more, and who’s going to bet on who it belongs to? (infact i now KNOW it belonges to her) dcwomenkickingass. she’s doing a favour to society by sharing all these oracle sketches so give her a hand, ladies and gentlemen, since no once else seems to be doing it!

(i have one. one.)

artist - lee garbett

Jan 24 '11
This is my commission from Mike McKone. I think this was from a Boston show.
fyeahbarbaragordon:

artist - mike mckone

This is my commission from Mike McKone. I think this was from a Boston show.

fyeahbarbaragordon:

artist - mike mckone

Jan 24 '11
This is my NYCC commission of Babs by Bernard Chang.
fyeahbarbaragordon:

artist - bernard chang

This is my NYCC commission of Babs by Bernard Chang.

fyeahbarbaragordon:

artist - bernard chang