In the new episode of the Flash we have a new masked, female speedster. And of course, I want to show her to you folks! There are two scenes with her.
In the first, she doesn’t have a costume ready for action, so she just put on a mask and speeds away to save lives.
In the 2nd, she does have a complete costume. 🙂
Preview, Scene 1:
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And here is the video:
And here comes scene 2 where she already has a complete costume:
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And here is the video:
Good to see her in action! And she looks pretty good with that mask on.
But of course, I’m not happy that the Flash has a real mask, a cowl that covers his identity pretty well and Iris, just as any other woman on the running CW shows (ok, 99% of the women), only gets a crappy eye mask.
And while the Canary (@ Arrow) for example had an eye mask with face paint around her eyes and a wig …as a solid disguise, Iris only gets an eye mask. I hate this moronic producers-idea: “Let’s give her a mask but don’t hide her face… ”
Yeah, a mask that hides 10% of her face and could be blown off by a tiny breeze….. 🙄 🙁
But ok, after all I’m happy for every masked women so… I do like her guest role as The Flash.
But please, dear producers:
How about a real mask for the women on your shows? And some villain that actually wants to know who is behind the mask 😉
As promised, I wanna share my impressions from my first comic con in Dortmund yesterday.
As I understand it we didn’t have comic cons in germany before 2015. And now we have the “german comic con” in 4 different cities throughout the year.
In addition there is the “comic con germany” that is just once a year.
As I heard it was very crowded on saturday. Last year they used 4 big halls, and the folks had enough space. This year they put the con in just 2 big halls…
Well, I was there on sunday. It was crowded, but not on a really annoying scale.
I was hoping to see some Catwomen, Batgirls and other masked, female heroines and villainesses.
There were lots of lots of women/girls that did cosplays from japanese mangas… and lots of Harley Quinn’s. And there were a lot of female cosplayers that “did” Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
But regarding masked women from DC or Marvel… well I saw/noticed one Black Cat, two Batgirls, three Catwomen, one Spider-girl (unmasked) and some masked assassin from the Court of owls. I hoped for more… and no Batwoman, no Canary, no masked Spier-girl/Gwen, no Spoiler. Of course I was only there on one day and of course you can’t see every cosplayer.
I definitely need to improve on my handling of my photo camera and the “photographer” skills. But I will learn from that experience.
From the material I have I edited around 10 really short clips into one short video.
But let’s start with some pictures (nearly all masked women are in the video) :
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And here comes MY self-filmed video:
In the video you should find 3 Catwomen and one Batgirl (my favorite cosplay that day).
And if you look closely, you will find a second batgirl, without cowl (not facing the camera)
*EDIT* You can see that Batgirl and more great cosplays in this official video at around 0:40:
Well, actually these were my first Batgirl/Catwomen that I saw in “real” life. And that was a pretty great experience. I will try to attend more comic cons in the future. And I’m pretty sure that then I can present better picture/video material. It would be great if there was a con just for DC and Marvel.
But -after all- it was a promising start…
Thanks to all the cosplayers! Great Job!
Feel free to comment!
Did you visited comic cons in the past? What are your experiences?
I will be attending the german comic con in Dortmund next week (december 10th). I am really looking forward to it! Never been to one, and comic cons in germany are still a pretty “new” thing. I hope to see some well-made cosplays. Especially from masked heroines like Batgirl, Batwoman, Catwoman, Spider-girl, Spider-gwen and so on. I will take my little amateur camera with me and take some pictures and videos.
I guess you all will love to hear that I will disable all Infolink ADs in this month. Even with the solid, stable visitor count the revenue is getting too low lately. And the site will look better without the ADs.
And now to the Amazon-links/banners. I know how many visitors visit my two blogs and I know that around 50% are from the USA, Great Britain and Germany.
But nearly no one uses the amazon-links on this site! Wanna know how much the US and german amazon links made last month?
0,0 / Nothing / Nada / überhaupt gar nichts
(UK links around 1-2 Pounds)
Well, that is really…. annoying. I know that many people shop at amazon. So, if you like this blog and visit it every once in a while…why don’t use these links if you wanna shop at amazon in the USA, UK or germany? If you use the link from the banner as a bookmark, you would only need to invest some seconds once and help me out at the same time.
In my opinion these three are the most important TV-shows when it comes to women in masks. All from my “Hall of Fame” on this blog.
The problem is, none of these seems to be available in HD.
In germany, only Birds of Prey is available on DVD! Black Scorpion (the TV show) and I think Queen of swords too were never even shown on TV here…
I bought Black Scorpion from amazon.com and Queen of Swords from amazon.fr. And you can find…other sources to these shows more or less easy, but all at best in DVD quality.
Many many “old” movies and TV shows are available on HD now. They were shown on HD TV, so folks were able to Record/rip it, or Blu-Rays were released.
Does anyone know a source where to get any of these shows in HD quality (720p or better)?
From time to time I check the different amazon sites and other ….sources, but nothing so far.
I would love to see them in a picture quality these shows deserve!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Well, I guess you may have heard already that Joss Whedon will direct an official DC movie with Batgirl in the main role.
For me that news hit me like a hammer. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! Since ages I had hoped they would make such a movie…and then I read the news. I couldn’t believe it at first.
Ok, that movie won’t come out this year or next year. Perhaps 2019? But no matter when it will hit the screens…I am SO excited about it!
The last time I was so excited about a future movie was as TDKR was in planning and it was announced that Catwoman would be in it. I read every preview, watched every trailer a dozen times, tried to get as many pictures as possible. And Catwoman only had a small role in that movie. Her suit was great, but her mask was…pretty terrible. She did not have a secret identity at all, nearly everybody knew who was behind the mask. No unmasking action at all 🙁 .
That was really annoying for me! After all the anticipation I was a little disappointed at first after I left the movie theater.
However, despite all these facts, I love that movie and I love Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
And now there will be a Batgirl movie 🙂
Batgirl was always my favorite heroine. And she will have the main part in that movie!!! I can’t imagine right now, how much more excited I will be when more facts to this movie will be released.
Who will be under that mask? Who will play this role and will (most certainly) become a legend for me?
How will the costume look? What about the mask?
What will the story?
Which villains will be in it? May be Catwoman? Or other hot villainesses?
Will they include other female heroine in it? Like Spoiler? Or the Huntress?
This movie has big potential to become my ultimate “hall of fame”-movie. I guess I will get some serious (heart-)problems when the first trailer is released…. 🙂
It seems like Whedon will take the Barbara Gordon-Batgirl version from the “New 52” Storyline. Great news! I want a serious batgirl movie and not that damn new “helmet”-batgirl version from the new comic run (that sucks btw.!).
Regarding the costume:
Let’s see how this epic movie will develop throughout the next months/years. I can’t wait for more news!
Time for some rant! I saw episode 3 of the new arrow season and I was disappointed. Than I saw the preview for episode 4 of the new flash season and I was disapointed (again)… not that the episode or the preview sucked, no, that wasn’t the problem.
[minor SPOILERS ahead]
But this is:
The flash has a real mask, a rubber cowl that provide some real cover and hides his identity quite well. And it can provide a great unmasking (which it did already)! An unmasking were you NOT just pull off the mask with two fingers. For this mask you need to rip it, to tear it. His mask is even connected to his suit. It’s a great design!
But as always in the new tv-shows flash and arrow, the women doesn’t get such a mask. No!
The canary, the huntress, the black canary, and all the other masked woman (except ravager) wear eye masks. And catwoman in TDKR too 🙁 .
The 2 canaries had at least “big” versions that hide some parts of the face. And the (first) canary wore a wig in addition. That was a nice combination to hide her secret.
But why do you put on such a mask as the new girl from “team green arrow”? (left picture) It’s moronic!!!
I guess it’s the old: “She’s a pretty girl, let’s present her face and give her a mask that hides NOTHING!” – idea from the producers. If you love women with masks and their unmaskings…it is so frustrating!!!
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Well, I love these shows and the fact that they are quite a lot of masked women in it lately. But it would be so much better with some real masks!
Because such tiny eye masks….what are they for? They hide noting, provide no safety at all and are not sexy.
Well, my opinion about the Catwoman movie: All in all it sucks big time! The costume is sexy as hell but yet a joke! Her mask is nice (covers most the important parts) but misses any security measures (like a chin strap), you could simply pull it off without problems. You never see Catwoman unmasked (in costume but without the mask)…. But at least it has an unmasking attempt by the clumsy detective! So this scene is a good one in my eyes!
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So here is the scene:
Your opinion about the scene and the movie in general?
Hey folks, in a few seconds you will see the best (unmasking related) comic cover of humankind. I saw it on Tuesday after work, and my mouth was open for several minutes….
What did I see? Let’s start at the beginning, first there was this cover:
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…the brilliant and promising cover for Batgirl Issue 23 that was released last month. After the brilliant cover the comic itself presented nothing great, only the hope for some Batgirl unmasking action in the near future stayed strong.
And now, just 2 days ago the cover art for Batgirl 26 was released….and oh MY GOD! Like I said…I starred at the image on the screen before me and I was….thrilled….and so happy².
Ok, I guess you wanna see what I saw….here it is…the cover for Batgirl 26:
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….how much better can it get? Not much…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 . Very close to perfection!
Here’s the link for more infos about the story: Batgirl 26
After the police hunted her for the last issues… Batgirl forced to unmask before her very own father?
The art itself is fucking amazing if you ask me. Batgirl pulling violently on her own mask….streching it…..revealing the face of Barbara Gordon! The look on her face…priceless!
Her biggest secret. And her father doesn’t know about it, it would be so devastating for her…
Now the bad part of the story…the comic will be released on December 11th! ARGGGGGG! NOOOO! Three month to wait…Damn, I have to calm myself. Siggi, be patient!
I always wondered how Batgirl (or any other masked superheroine) would react if someone (evil) would unmask her?
The Situation: Batgirl fights with a villain. With some dirty tricks he manages to unmask her! He says that he recognize her as Barbara Gordon…but after the shock she somehow gains the upper hand and beat the villain unconscious. But what now? He knows who she is, he could figure out names and addresses of friends and family. Everyone she knows would be in real danger. She could let him be arrested, but he could talk to some people (police and inmates) and her secret would be no more… She could leave Gotham City, quit crime fighting, but that wouldn’t help much either (friends & family would stay). And the villain would use his knowledge of her secret identity to hurt her. And there is no fancy, crazy gadget available to erase his memory or something like that….
I would say I’m a pragmatic man, the only available solution to me would be: Kill the villain! I know that members of the Bat family don’t “normally” do that. But, she doesn’t have another choice in my eyes. She must protect herself and her friends and family. And she saves civilians with her crime fighting. That kill would save many lives in the future.,,,
What about you folks? Do you see other options, that she could have? Let the discussion begin! 😉