When I read reports of DC going with an “older Batman” in the Warner Bros. head scratcher ‘Batman v Superman,’ the first thing I hoped for was a Nightwing appearance. It didn’t dawn on me that this caped crusader would lean more toward the Frank Miller version, immortalized in the comics series ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’ In truth, I saw the release of the Miller costume like everyone else and just didn’t put two and two together. So it kind of makes sense that, along with the more grizzled Dark Knight, female Robin, Carrie Kelley, wouldn’t be far behind. And now we sort of have proof that she’s gonna be in the movie starring our ‘World’s Finest.’
There’s a new Batgirl: Spoiledweb series featuring the character of Stephanie Brown (Who used to be Spoiler) as the new Batgirl. It’s based on Bryan Q. Miller’s pretty popular comic run. The plot synopsis:
After a close call leading to a falling out with Batman and Oracle, Batgirl goes out on her own to reexamine her place in Gotham and the world at large. Stephanie spends her days seeking advice from Gotham’s various heros, and her nights patrolling the streets in a seemingly endless battle against crime. All this while attending college, having a social life and finding time to sleep.
First off, this isn’t Shakespeare, Tarantino, or Spielberg so cool your jets when throwing out comments in the comments section. It’s a fan created series and they all can’t be gems. This one definitely has its issues, (Really, when the chief minor thug started monologuing about the oppressed masses and the privileged few, my eyes glazed over. I kept expecting him to start singing the Jefferson’s theme song.) but overall I’d still watch it because I don’t see any other Batgirl material getting done on television, animation, or the big screen.
The beginning wordplay between Batgirl and Oracle was promising and the fight choreography wasn’t bad, but the pace through out the episode seemed to stutter without a big build up to climax the episode.
Check out the episode and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Batgirl: Spoiled is written by Sax Carr, Zack West, Ray and Beurer with Joey Rassool as Director of Photography and Editor. Original scoring by Regan Remy, Executive Produced by Sax Carr. For more information on the production including additional footage, photos and credits visit the official Twitter page.
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Na na na na na na na na, Batgirls! – Well, one Batgirl and a Robin anyways, but a single Stephanie Brown. We here at Nerd Bastards HQ love the work of Lynne Yoshii, having featured her here several times before, but featuring the former Spoiler turned third Batgirl with her past self is pretty damn cool. When your originally a three-issue deal and you become one of the biggest female characters in comics you know your doing something right. [Comics Alliance]
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Everyone has a favorite character that for whatever reason isn’t as popular as you wish they would be. One of mine is Stephanie Brown. You might remember her from previous stints as Robin, Spoiler, and eventually Batgirl in the critically acclaimed though short running Bryan Q. Miller series. Sadly, she’s currently MIA in DC‘s New 52. To make things worse we were recently teased with the possibility Brown would return as Nightwing in the digital Smallville comic, but she was again replaced by the more iconic Barbara Gordon.
Sigh. Honestly, Stephanie Brown fans just can’t catch a break. But never fear! It’s the internet to the rescue! As is often the case, when fans can’t read, watch, or play their favorite characters through official releases they make their own comics, movies, or games. In this instance, a web series starring the fiesty blonde Batgirl, played by Marisha Ray, called Batgirl: Spoiled.
Their first full trailer has just been uploaded, check it out,
What do you think? The fighting looks good, not amazing, but definitely good and believable. I love that Batgirl’s got a smile on her face when she’s kickin’ ass. That’s key to Stephanie’s Batgirl, she always had fun in the cowl. That tease of characters expected to make appearances reads like a who’s who’s of those who didn’t make the cut for the New 52. Gordon as Oracle. Renee Montoya as The Question. Harley Quinn actually looking like Harley Quinn. Plus, add in The Riddler as your main villain and we’re looking at interesting alternative to DC’s current universe.
Its finally here! At long last, we now present the full trailer of “Batgirl: Spoiled”. I’m sure it’s left you with a lot of unanswered questions: Who will jump in at the last second to rescue Steph? How are all these characters involved? Where’s Batman? Who’s the handsome man playing the Riddler? Well all will be answered in the series for sure. For more info now, check out www.BatgirlSpoiled.com and follow our Facebook group for the latest in set leaks, behind-the-scenes photos, and inside track information.
Fans of the ill-fated, often only begrudgingly accepted Stephanie Brown finally have something to celebrate. With the reboot of the DC Universe Stephanie Brown was erased and as far as we can tell was never Spoiler, Robin or Batgirl. And she still isn’t, Brown is now reappearing in comics as Nightwing in the weekly, digital, comic book continuation of Smallville.
The Smallville Season 11 comics are written by Bryan Q. Miller, who also oh-so-coincidentally wrote the run of Batgirl that saw Brown in the cowl, who spoke to TV Guide about the reveal it’s Stephanie Brown – not Dick Grayson, not Jason Todd, not Tim Drake, not even Batman’s son, Damian Wayne – who’s joining Batman on his venture to Metropolis,
Bruce can be somewhat of an angry man. Stephanie’s personality is so can-do and unsinkable and bright, so it’s very much on purpose on Bruce’s part that he has a good cop going out on patrol with him every night.
“Bruce can be somewhat of an angry man.” – Oh really??
Here’s the lineart for their Smallville Season 11 #5, which will be the print compilation of the digital issues, where you can see Batman joined by a female sidekick,
And here’s a really tiny version of this cover, colored,where you can see her purple accents,
The image at the top of this article comes from Miller’s final issue of Batgirl where he had Brown imagine her future and it included a picture of herself as Nightwing. I’m gonna guess then that her costume in Smallville will look similar. This arc will run in August.
All right Stephanie Brown fans, I know we’re few but we are loud, how excited are you for her to become Nightwing? I’m just happy to see her return to the vigilante lifestyle, no matter what continuity. And now I guess I have a reason to give a shit about Smallville, which you can catch up on digitally, here.