Posts filed under Superheroes

Barbara Gordon (Batgirl, Oracle)

Barbara made her comic debut in Detective Comics #359 (January 1967).

Oracle first appeared in the original Suicide Squad series as Barbara offered her services anonymously to Task Force X. 

Posted on September 17, 2015 and filed under Television, Superheroes, Comics.

Firefly (Like a moth to a flame)

Lynns first appeared in Detective Comics #184 (June 1952). 

Lynns’ equipment usually included an insulated suit, flamethrowers, grenade launchers, incendiary devices, and jetpacks.

This Firefly will be portrayed by Michelle Veintimilla.

Posted on September 10, 2015 and filed under Comics, Television, Superheroes.

Red Robin (No not the burger place!)

A middle aged Dick Grayson returned to reclaim the Robin mantle, calling himself Red Robin. 

A dimension hopping Jason Todd (Robin #2) donned the costume in the Bat Bunker (Earth 51’s version of the Batcave).  

Tim, discouraged by this and believing Bruce Wayne to still be alive (he was right!) takes the mantle of Red Robin and leaves Gotham to start his search for Bruce Wayne. 

Posted on August 27, 2015 and filed under Superheroes, Television, Comics.

Grayson (Agent of Spyral)

Long time readers of this blog know i’ve already talked about Dick Grayson at length in a 2 part post early on.  But since it’s been awhile (and he’s my favorite DC Comics character) I thought I’d update everyone on what he’s up to now.  I’m sure all you big Batfans know that Dick was the first Robin, then moved on to the Nightwing identity and leader of the Teen Titans. 

Man-Bat - On leathery wings… (I had to!)

Do you know who would be an interesting character for the Gotham TV show?  Dr. Kirk Langstrom, the alter ego of the Man-Bat!  No, not Batman, Man-Bat.  Dr. Kirk Langstrom, the Man-Bat, first appeared in Detective Comics #400 (June 1970).  Kirk was a scientist specializing in Chiropterology, the study of bats.  He develops an extract hoping to give humans a sonar sense similar to bats.  He hopes to cure deafness in this way since he himself was going deaf.  The extract works but also turns Kirk into a mindless man sized bat until Batman subdues and cures him. 

Posted on June 25, 2015 and filed under Television, Superheroes, Comics.