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Behind the Mask

The Birds of Prey TV-show in Dreamwatch magazine

I’m a big fan of the Birds of Prey TV-show. Why? Well, not because the show itself, that was ok, but not really good.

It was 99% because of the batgirl episode they made. Dina Meyer in that costume….WOW! That was (is) something!

Until now it is my favorite hero-costume (in TV/cinema). It just looks awesome… Her mask isn’t bad but would have needed some improvements for my taste.

A chin strap and a little more mask material.

Now we have the new Batgirl movie coming up….I hope they will make a similar costume 🙂

A few months back I found that magazine cover and decided to get a copy of it. It wasn’t easy to get that issue but I found it in the UK.

This morning I thought that some of you would like to see the pictures and the text regarding Birds of Prey. So here they are! Enjoy!

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Well, I guess their predication that the show will be a big success….. failed a little 😉

Your opinion?

Batgirl movie (Joss Whedon) – #1

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!

Bring it on Whedon!

Your opinion on this?

 

 

Superhero tv-shows and their problem with masked women

[2nd post for today]

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:

Damn it!

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.

But enough from me, what’s your opinion on this?

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Nightshadow – Kickstarter project (with a masked vigilante)

“A vigilante must stop forces beyond anything she has ever known while on a search to uncover the truth about her past. ”

Sounds good to me 🙂

Well, this is a kickstarter project that I would like to support by showing it here on my little blog. On their

kickstarter homepeage

you can read about the concept and watch a lot of videos regarding the project.

The masked vigilante will look somehow like this:

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Promising!

Well check out the kickstarter site and feel free to support the project. I would love to see the result, and right now the campaign has raised about 23.000$ of the 30.000$ they need.

8 days to go!

Batgirl unmasked…again?!

In the past we had some good “unmasking action”-scenes regarding my top heroine Batgirl. In Batgirl 26 Barbara unmasked herself before her father.

In  The Movement 09 we got the hope of seeing Batgirl unmasked in “The Movement” 10 (still in the future).  And now I found this future Batgirl cover:

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Here you can see the cover in full size AND the smashing description that fuels my excitement :

LINK: Batgirl unmasked…again?! – The cover + description

Very promising stuff!! But nearly 3 months until it will be published….NOOO!

Your opinion?

Catwoman VS Cop – Unmasking action! (Catwoman movie)

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?

 

EPIC Batgirl Cover!

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:

Batgirl 23 - Batgirl chased by the poilce
Batgirl 23 – Batgirl chased by the poilce

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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:

Batgirl 26 - Batgirl unmasks herself in front of her father!
Batgirl 26 – Batgirl unmasks herself in front of her father!

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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!

What do you guys think?

What would Batgirl do if someone unmasks her?

I always wondered how Batgirl (or any other masked superheroine) would react if someone (evil) would unmask her?

Batgirl in Trouble!

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! 😉