Thursday, September 30, 2010

Batwoman by Bruce Timm

Batwoman Products :: Bat-Family Statue

It's the ultimate collectible for Batman fans! Batman and his allies team up in four separate pieces to form a single statue designed by Andy Kubert and Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson.

This is piece number three featuring Batwoman and Commissioner Gordon standing on a rooftop in Gotham City, ready to take action. This part of the statue follows the other pieces of the statue: Part one features Robin and Catwoman reclining on a gargoyle and Part two features Huntress and Nightwing heroically surveying the city.  Part three of the statue measures approximately 9" high x 7" wide x 5" deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 11" high x 17" wide x 11.5" deep when fully assembled.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a shot of the entire Batman family on a rooftop overlooking Gotham. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the scene, which can be easily assembled to form Batman, who looms in the back of the scene. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Batman.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Batwoman by Alex Ross

Batwoman Products :: Batwoman MiniMate

The DC Universe just got smaller – and more collectible! DC Direct and Art Asylum team up and give your favorite superheroes the MiniMates makeover! These figures range in size from 2 1/8" to 2 1/2" tall. Each 2-pack is blister-carded on a 4-color card.  Batwoman and The Question action figures are part of Wave 8 of this amazing collection!


MiniMates Wave 8 Features Batwoman

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Batwoman by Adam Hughes

Batwoman Products :: Women of DCU Bust

The popular "Women of the DC Universe" line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the addition of Terry Dodson's Batwoman bust! This crime-fighting member of the Bat-Family appears here standing atop a gargoyle base and ready to throw the batarang clutched in her fist. This Batwoman Bust measures approximately 5.5" tall x 3.5" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Batwoman Begins

Hawkwoman, Batgirl, and Mera are taking the week off.  In their instead, they are leaving another beautiful, powerful, and ass-kicking redhead to perform Blog duty.  She is a rising star in the DC Universe, who after her successful run in Detective Comics, will receive her own ongoing series in the next few months.  She is the Batwoman!


Batwoman's first cover: 52 week 11

When DC editors called for a redesign of Batwoman, comic book artist Alex Ross modified a Batgirl costume he designed for Barbara Gordon, seven years prior to Kate Kane's debut in the series 52. Alex Ross and author Paul Dini initially planned to revive Barbara Gordon as Batwoman using an updated version of the character's original costume, with red accents in place of the traditional yellow.  DC's editorial staff said "no", so Batwoman was revamped as Kate Kane.


First sight of Batwoman

In the character's civilian identity as socialite Kate Kane, she has porcelain white skin, several tattoos, and dresses with a punk-goth style (this is established during her run in Detective Comics and differs from her appareances in 52 and Countdown).  Kate is Jewish, her father is an ex-colonel, has a stepmother named Katherine Kane (it is unclear whether this is the original Batwoman from the 60s) and her cousin is Bette "Flamebird" Kane (the original Bat-Girl from the 60s).

Batwoman's first full apparition

Kate attended the United States Military Academy, where she received excellent grades and ranked at the top of her class. She then moved back to Gotham City where she attended college and lived the high life with her stepmother's money. One night, Kate wass attacked by a mugger who wanted her wallet and cell phone. Using her military training, Kate easily defeated the criminal just as Batman arrived and helped her off the ground. She then watched him in awe as he left.


Batwoman saves The Question and Renee Montoya

Inspired by her encounter with the caped crusader, Kate began fighting crime using stolen military body armor and weaponry. After being confronted by her father, Kate accepted his offer for assistance and started an intense two years of training across the globe. Upon returning to Gotham, Kate discovered that her father created a Batsuit for her, along with an arsenal of experimental weaponry and a bunker hidden in the Kane home*.
*Material extracted from Wikipedia

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Super Milestone :: 300th Post

Today is a day for celebration. This is Post 300 of the redheads Blog, and Hawkwoman, Batgirl, and Mera have come together to join us in this grand ocassion!  We start today's post with a very interesting web tool to design dolls online; its name is Dolldivine by Kinkei, and here you can see all three redheads as beautiful dress-up dolls.
 
Next, we have some more pin-ups from an artist we've had in the Blog before; first on the one, two, three Sketch-a-Day series, and then with a pretty cool version of Hawkwoman.  He goes by the name Ricber and you can find more of his art here.  Below you can see the redheads by Ricber accompanied by a very special guest.

There is a very special reason why Batwoman is in today's milestone post.  As Hawkwoman, Batgirl, and Mera prepare to take a break after 300 posts, they'll leave the Blog in very good hands, and Batwoman will be taking over it for a whole week.  Kate Kane, and everyone else, welcome to Chicas de Rojo Presents: "Batwoman Week!"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

DC Super Dictionary - Batgirl Introduction

The Super Dictionary was produced by Warner Educational Services as a learning tool for children in the 70's and an amusement tool for adults in the 21st century.  It claims it contains all the words children need to know in the early grades, and presented in such a way that kids are motivated to use it to give meaning to a solid reading vocabulary.  Today, Batgirl is introduced to us.

Batgirl appears prominently in many entries of the book.  We see her by herself, accompanied by Robin in several ocassions, strangely enough with a lot of super-villains in others, and with members of the Justice League.  Batgirl appears with Batman only in very few entries.

The introduction of the Super Dictionary is 19 pages long, including characters' profiles.  Once all is said an done, and right before getting to the meat of the matter, Batgirl gives us one final push before we turn the page and start with the letter "A".

DC Super Dictionary - Hawkgirl Introduction

As soon as I came across the wonders of the Super Dictionary on the web, I decided I had to own one.  Fortunately for me, I was able to get a copy in decent shape on eBay for like eight bucks, and let me tell you... I have had so much fun with its inappropriateness!  The first few pages contain a presentation of the book, its purpose, and description of the target audience.  Then The Atom shows us how to use the Dictionary in a very didactic way.  Finally, the characters that take us through this superb trip are introduced.  Here is Hawkgirl.

Although Hawkgirl goes solo in many of the Dictionary entries, in several others she is accompanied by Hawkman, and in some others by her fellow Justice League members.  In any case, it is a pleasure to see Shayera so prominently showcased in this book.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ame-Comi Mera

Little over a year ago, we presented the DC DIRECT AME-COMI Girls PVC Statue line that brings the distinct Japanese style of Manga to DC Comics' female heroines and their foes.  Back then we presented the Ame-Comi versions of Hawkgirl and Batgirl, but sadly, someone else was missing.  Fear no more fellow geek!  Ame-Comi Mera is here!

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: MERA PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY JON BURAN • SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

The Queen of Atlantis shimmers in scales of sea green and gold. Reflecting on her underwater life, the Star of the Seven Seas hefts her trident and rides the tides. Taming the tempest, Mera dives into the depths for her next adventure.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 10” high and includes a display base.  On sale May 11, 2011 * Statue * $70 US

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Batgirl

According to the 1977 Super DC Comics Calendar, today is Barbara Gordon's birthday.  Happy birthday Batgirl!  The art in the calendar entry you see below belongs to the cover of Detective Comics 359 (1967) which was also the "Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl."

Below you can appreciate interior art of that classic issue that introduced the dominoed daredoll to the world of comics.  Barbara Gordon dons the cape and cowl to become Batgirl.  Created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino.

On a side note, I am glad to announce that after YEARS of not being able to fix the comments link at the bottom of each post, I have finally found the fix and enabled it.  As it turns out, there is a known issue with Google's Blogger and there is a workaround to fix it, I just never bothered to look... duh!  So please, comment away!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010