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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.
Nameless75 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing lovely and beautiful ^^
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.
ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Any developments on Cass and Steph yet or are they still absent?
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.
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...
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.

pipe07 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Miss you Cass!! Hope she appear in DCnU Batman Inc
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...
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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