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The Blackbat by ex-m The Blackbat by ex-m
Haven't been following comics news lately, but then I started seeing images of all these crazy new Batman, Inc. characters and I was like, wait, what... is that...

Cass is back, baby!

But then after a bit more perusal of comics communities, I got wind of this massive stupid reboot thing that DC's planning. So she may not even be around for long. Oh, DC... this is why I never get my hopes up with you.

Anyways. Regarding the Blackbat costume...

Right after OYL I doodled her wearing her original Batgirl suit with some battle damage, wearing a shredded scarfy thing, and sans cowl so I was tickled when I saw her Blackbat design. Not a huge fan of the mask and the bat belt buckle, but otherwise I can get behind the look.
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SirPixis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
My favorite Batgirl. I like the pose in this image. It's as if she's contemplating all the blood on her hands from her brainwashed assassin past.
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Nameless75 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing lovely and beautiful ^^
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Woerlan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
It's a very good take on her present costume. I hope she shows up in the reboot universe soon. She and Steph are still missing.
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Any developments on Cass and Steph yet or are they still absent?
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Woerlan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Scott Snyder, the writer of Batman, had this to say about one of them re-introducing Cass and Steph (and I'm paraphrasing this): "The writers all love those two and we'd love to bring them back on our own, but the decision to reintroduce Cass and Steph, and how to do so, is in the hands of the editorial staff."

I take this to mean that the writers have made petitions at one time or another, but the editors have yet to make a decision.
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ex-m Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, so it's the editors/upper management again keeping Cass and Steph out of books... why am I not surprised. -_-

Thanks for the info, I hope the creators who've shown support for the characters will get the chance to do something with them sooner rather than later. Snyder's run on Batman has been really slick so far, think he'd have an interesting take on these two...
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Woerlan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
From Batman head editor Mike Marts at the recent ECCC:

Q: How’s the post-Steph Brown Batman, Inc. transition going?

A: We’re not allowed to talk about that.

Q: Will Steph Brown be back any time soon?

A: Nope.

Q: Why isn’t Steph Brown considered a Robin any more?

A: Martz:(sic) Steph is close to my heart, close to all of our hearts. But for the moment we’re staying away from her.

~SIGH~
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pipe07 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Miss you Cass!! Hope she appear in DCnU Batman Inc
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm hoping too! Haven't followed any news on comics for a while though...
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SkullSlyce Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Beautiful job. :) Heard of Cassandra Cain before, but the first time I've read a story with her was the Batman Inc. series. Very intriguing character. Great work on the outfit.
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that Cass is still getting some exposure, even if her series has been long over and DC hasn't treated her very well in the past...
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ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!! That's gorgeous!!
Great work!! :clap:
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, appreciate it. <3
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ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. You're quite talented. :meow:
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darkknightstrikes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really miss her... loved whe she used Barbara´s costume in one issue.
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was a good issue... loved Tim's reaction and Cass's assessment of heels. xD
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Wuya8Rocks Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Boah *___*
Amazing! >O<b
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
cool design
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ex-m Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
your welcome
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
She looks fantastic! :love:
Beautiful powerful work!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ye kindly!
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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thete1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Oh, goodness. I love what you did with her hands and expression! I can *feel* Cass coming through there, and it helps make it easier to deal with the uniform change, which I'm not at *all* sure about. I especially love her determined little mouth. <3
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am fond of drawing Cass's little scowl, not gonna lie. xD She's tiny, but the lady is scary as hell when on duty. I agree that the new costume will take some getting used to, but here's hoping that her real character comes through in any appearances from now on at least. Thanks again!
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the7thsamurai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
WOOHOO BACK JUST IN TIME FOR A MASSICE RETCON!...siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeeeah. Reading about Cass as Blackbat made me consider picking up a few books, but this reboot news has put me back to ignoring DC. >.>
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the7thsamurai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
well if nothing else Gates of Gotham has been very worth reading so far so Id say check that out. Cass is written well and it's a really neat story
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip! I've picked up both issues of GoG that have been released so far and it's been a good read (and pretty to boot). Good to see a story trying to flesh out Gotham's background and bringing in more of the Batfam' into a book.
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Malisteen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This is awesome.
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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Malisteen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
np. :)
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TaxisAreBlack Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This is great :D
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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DaigotheBeast Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Yeah, she showed up in Batman Inc for one issue, and she's gonna be in the next Red Robin. There's been no word on her place in the Reboot though. She could be getting wiped as well :/
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh yeah, I looked around more closely at the news and read about how they're bringing back Babs as Batgirl. Apparently Cass and Steph are both getting benched for the reboot. :( Better'n wiped I suppose, but still lame since she's finally back as part of Inc. and everything.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AH-MA-ZING!!! :love:

Magnificent work! :)
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ye kindly!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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StarvedNinjArtist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Writer
Cool!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. =]
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StarvedNinjArtist Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Writer
You're welcome :D
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