Monday, April 5, 2010

Batgirl Flaunts It

This isn't my normal kind of post. Usually, I rewrite dialog or such, but I found the following coincidence to be interesting...

Last week, I mentioned my old Merciless Destroyer character. Her only "super power'" was her ability to distract men as she fought crime. It seemed like a novel idea when I wrote it in the 80's.

A few days ago, I read Detective Comics #371 (1968). I had recently picked it up at a local comic convention. After seeing the cover, I was curious about the story. (Wow! The cover actually did its job!)

In the story, Batgirl's "feminine traits" kept leading to her crime fighting failure. She would get concerned about her appearance, or she would scream at the wrong time. In the end however, her striking a sexy pose is what helped Batman and Robin defeat the bad guys!

They don't write 'em like that anymore.

1968, Folks.


Richard J. Marcej said...

What a pair of gams indeed.

Warren Ludwig said...

Think Robin is a little jealous? He's been showing his gams for a long time. Also like how you can spot an "evil doer"...they're all wearing matching white shirts and rusty brown pants!

Kerry Callen said...

Also, their socks and shoes exactly match their pants color.

Something to keep an eye out for.

Kevin said...

I don't even know what 'gams' means. 1960s colloquialisms FTL.

ToonJukka said...

I actually like the little bat-emblem on the center-top of Batgirl's boots. Never noticed that before. Great bat-designing! :)