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!
For the folks who requested it and for those who haven’t seen it at all: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) get into a fight on a boat with a criminal named Gil. He manages to wrestle her down and reaches for her mask….
And here is the video:
…he grabs under the fabric…pulls it, stretching it….and her mask goes off! He even recognize her as Barbara Gordon….D’Oh! (as Homer would say)
Great scene in my eyes! One of the best unmaskings….
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! 😉
In this episode Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) is introduced. She wears a batman costume as Robin runs after the unknown masked maiden. He grabs her mask, pulling it, stretching the material. And all that in public! It seems like her mask would rip completely, but she is lucky. He rips the lower rear of her mask, exposing only her hair beneath it….
Was it his intention to unmask Batgirl? We’ll never know for sure… But in my eyes a great unmasking (attempt) scene! 🙂