Yesterday I felt like a child on christmas as a late christmas gift appeared on the CW social media accounts. 🙂
It was THIS season 2 promo poster:
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Love how her cowl is presented by her, while her face stays in the shadows 🙂
My mouth was wide open as I found the twitter post with this one.
As soon as I find a real big version of this one I will order a poster with this asap.
Here is the synopsis for episode 1 of season 2:
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – Kate’s friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) stumbles upon Kate’s Batsuit. Focused on no longer being a victim, Ryan takes the suit to use as armor and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society. Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang) grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy) struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge. At the same time, “Bruce Wayne” (guest star Warren Christie) returns under the pretense of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of imposters as “Batwoman” and “Bruce” square off in the action-packed season premiere. Holly Dale directed the episode written by Caroline Dries (#201). Original airdate 1/17/2021. Every episode of BATWOMAN will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
The CW released these two promo pictures of Javicia Leslie in her NEW Batwoman costume(will debut in episode 3 of season 2):
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I am (positively) surprised!
Love these new shiny, smooth panels on her costume! Very sexy
Also the red gauntlets are awesome. Thanks god the cowl didn’t get smaller/less concealing like I feared.
The cowl has a chin strap again!
This really fuels my anticipation for season 2 after we got practically nothing in regards of promo pictures and no teaser or trailers so far!
….yeah, Hourman and Dr. Mid Nite were also there, but only at the end and they don’t get involved in the main fight.
After the last episode with practically no action….this one delivered big time!
The whole team is back in action as they try to free Brainwave. So we get a great action scene and a ….dramatic….finale in this episode.
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And here are the videos:
(I cut out some scene with Hourman and Dr. Mid Nite so the scenes would fit into 2 video with under 5 minutes each)
[SPOILERS ahead! Watch the episode before you go on!]
Love the fight scene in the first video, very well made! Good to see how Wildcat and Stargirl are working together.
Ok, mainly Wildcat has to save Stargirl’s neck, but good she saves her team captain as she needed it.
Also it was interesting to finally see the face of the Dragon King. Pretty sure he survived that blast….as surviving is his speciality 😉
The henchmen of the Dragon King could use an “upgrade”. Basically they seem completely mindless, they are unarmed and are “only” a threat in big groups. Pretty much like Zombies….just without the teeth.
I really love the ending. Dark, bitter and sad…..but very fitting. Brainwave was always a maniac (in the TV show), so killing his son was a fitting choice.
And now Brainwave’s memory is back which means he knows who Stargirl is. Won’t be hard to figure out the others.
This is exactly why Stargirl should have finished the job as she defeated him. He was in a coma, but there was the chance that he would awake form it. Ok, would be kind of “unheroic” to kill someone in a coma….but he is an evil maniac who knew too much. And now Henry is dead, that wouldn’t have happened. Well ok, his whole story would change completely then as he wouldn’t discover his abilities this early.
A part of me hopes that Brainwave would now go after Pat, Barbara and/or Mike to get his revenge on Stargirl. That would show Courtney how important it is to keep a secret identity…..secret.
Looking forward to the last 3 episodes of the season!
The newest Stargirl episode didn’t had much action.
Well, it had barely none to be honest. Stargirl wasn’t at all in the episode, but at least Wildcat got some screentime…even it was less than 90 seconds…..
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And here is the video:
[SPOILERS ahead, watch the episode first]
The episode title is “Brainwave” and that shows what this episode is about. Most of the episodes were focusing on one character so his/her origin story and to focus on him.
And that’s a little problem what I have with this show so far. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the show and especially enjoy all scenes with Stargirl and Wildcat. But now with 9 out of 13 episodes of season 1 aired…..the real story of the show JSA vs ISA hasn’t really moved forward since they are focusing so much on character introduction.
On one hand that’s a good thing, because you really get to know the characters. On the other hand the main storyline and the action comes too short.
And after episode 9 “Brainwave”…the next one is called “Brainwave Jr.”.
The scene with Wildcat was nice, even I really hate these mind reading abilities as Henry knew immediately that Yolanda is Wildcat 🙁
They really need to get him onto their side…otherwise they would have a massive problem.
However, it was an interesting episode as to see the background of Brainwave and how his son is handling it.
Also the dinner with Jordan aka Icicle was intense as one of the big villains was at the some table with Courtney.
No big surprise, Brainwave is finally awake now, and as he knows Stargirl secret as well……another big danger arises for the team.
And luckily, judging from the trailer for the next episode, we seem to get some action at least in the next one:
First I wanna present one of the weirdest unmaskings in comic history!
In this old comic Kathy Keene is married to Bruce Wayne and wants to assist him as a crime fighter.
She puts on a Batman costume she fixed so that it would fit her and becomes the first Batwoman.
But soon there is trouble….
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Well, that is weird for quite some reasons!
Seemingly her cowl isn’t attached to her cape! Why is that? And it just flies away? It doesn’t tear or rip?
This way it looks like her cowl was some kind of hat without a chin strap or a connection to the cape.
And you clearly see the age of this comic, she is a rather helpless woman, stumbles on the scene, calls Batman “darling”, gets unmasked and thereby ruins his carreer as well…just in a matter of seconds.
The current Batwoman (from the comics and the TV show) was a highly modified version of this one and debuted in 2006.
I used to know from which comic issue this was taken….
Can someone who knows help out here? I would add that info to the post.
And now I wanna present a newer and modified version that focuses on the UNMASKING from a talented artist made on DeviantArt:
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In this one the whole cape flies away, what makes at least a lot more sense!
However “unmasked by a wind machine” is still a very ODD unmasking type 😉
You should check out more of his work, as he focuses on masked heroines and their unmaskings: