Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A metric f*ckload of deck chairs

In Detective Comics #673 Batman imagines a case for Stephanie's costume in the Batcave. It may not even be real, but it does suggest that deep down Bats thinks she deserves one, and in a wider context acknowledges the same fact, despite Dan Didio's rather poor editorial joke about her not getting one: this presumably being a hint about the current rash of appearances by Spoiler in several Bat-titles.

This was an entirely arbitary goal set by girl-wonder when it was first formed. Only an idiot would assume that this means the battle is over. But it gives the guys at g-w a reason to celebrate.


Anonymous said...

It's hard to say what this represents...does this mean that all the lobbying for some sort of recognition for Spoiler as Robin finally got through...or is it just a crumb that DC is throwing Girl Wonder as if to say, "Okay, we did something...now shut up and leave us alone!"

Sabrinaset said...

I'm going to go with the second, as I'm completely uunconvinced that DC has given any thought as to what the fans actually want in quite some time.

No wait ... strike that. What really happened is Tony Daniel drew the issue, and it completely slipped by editorial what he had drawn. It's not like the editors there actually pay attention or anything.

Come to think of it, what DOES a DC editor do? I mean, that must be a contradiction in terms or something.

Jack Feerick said...

Hey, thanks for the shout-out!

SallyP said...

Having a display case for Stephanie has always struck me as being a worthy if modest goal. What the heck, we aren't talking about rocket surgery here. However, I did take a bit of umbrage at the tone of Mr. Deppey's tirade.

Yes, having Batman acknowledge Stephanis as being a Robin is important to a lot of people. But being chastized because it isn't a WORTHY enough, or NOBLE enough goal is just rude on Mr. Deppey's part. And what exactly has HE done lately to help world hunger?