SUPERGIRL #9 Written by STEVE ORLANDO • Art and cover by BRIAN CHING • Variant cover by BENGAL Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue. “Escape from the Phantom Zone” part one! Trapped in the Phantom Zone, Supergirl and Batgirl must face the Phantom King to escape! But what deadly team is Emerald Empress building? And what does it have to do with the future of the Girl of Steel? On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
"Well that's the single most impressive thing I've seen someone do" with Dick and Babs please?
Dick was a man of many talents, as most people who know him already knew. However, he also had a knack of having lots of hidden practically pointless talents that made for great party tricks. For example, he found out that he was really good at towel origami, he could also do some fairly decent magic tricks (though these weren’t nearly as impressive when shown to actual magicians that he knew). But by far his most impressive talent was his flexibility. So naturally, when he and his friends decided to play Twister at a party, he knew that he would win. It was almost inhuman how he was able to twist his limbs, but at least he could showcase the fact that even though he was human, he could still beat superhumans in a game of skill. When he got off the mat he was given some compliments from his opponents, some grumbles that an acrobat/gymnast shouldn’t be allowed to play, and a few challenges to a rematch. “Well that’s the single most impressive thing I’ve seen someone do.” Dick spun around to see Barbara standing near a wall with two drinks in her hands. She offered one to Dick, gesturing for the two of them to sit. “Aw thanks Babs, you’re flattering me.” Dick gave her a grin while she just rolled her eyes “But seriously, that was pretty epic. And also disgusting. How on earth can you do that and not tear a muscle?” Dick shrugged “Maybe that’s my superpower, the power to be super cool and be really good at Twister.” Barbara chuckled “Yeah, that would be the lamest superpower ever.” Dick let out an overly dramatic gasp “How dare you? I’m obviously blessed with the power to demolish my opponents at the noble game of Twister, the game of true heroes.” Barbara laughed “Oh, I apologize, I didn’t grasp the importance of the game. Still, that was pretty impressive, even though you may have hurt some people’s feelings.” “How? It’s just a game.” Barbara shrugged “You never know, in such a noble game some people get pretty competitive.” “I will fight for my title as Supreme Twister Champion, I had to use all of my skills to win that position of nobility and honor.” Barbara rolled her eyes again “You are such a dork, I can’t believe you’re legally an adult with the way you act sometimes.”
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #10 Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON • Art by ROGE ANTONIO • Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE • Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue. “Blackbird” finale! The Birds now know how the mysterious new metahuman known as Blackbird has turned also-rans into dangerous killers…but what’s her endgame? And are they prepared for the terrible secret of what her powers can really do? On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Due to recent events, I lost a ton of inspiration and motivation. Thankfully, working on commissions and this fun series helped me get centered again and ready for whatever may come in the new week. Also, for anyone wondering, Barbara’s suit is based on the Young Justice one. SEASON 3 IS COMIIIING
This mostly wraps up the main set, but I maaaay have got some more on the way…
Roy often skips Boy Scout meetings to hang out with Kori and Jason (Don’t tell Ollie)
Kyle Rayner is usually hanging with the Troublemakers but had a cold on this particular day and Hal wouldn’t let him leave the house.
Cass is wearing Bruce’s old costume (here) that she found in the attic while playing hide and seek with her brothers. Alfred has since made a few alterations to it, of course.
That stuffed cat looking thing behind Damian was made by Dick. Alfred has been teaching him how to sew and he practices by making tons of plush for his siblings! (They’re finally starting to look like actual animals)
In Batgirl #24 (August 2011), Nell Little is the future Batgirl in Stephanie Brown’s dream world while the latter was under the influence of Black Mercy. (Nell later reappears as a Batgirl in DC Bombshells.)
During the Futures End event, set five years in an alternate future, Tiffany Fox is one of the Batgirls shown in Batgirl: Futures End (November 2014).
Kathy Duqesne, first seen in the animated movie Mystery of the Batwoman, makes her way into comics as one of the Batgirls in DC Bombshells #19 (November 2015), set in a WWII AU.
The most adapted Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, is racebent to reflect her Afro-Latina voice actress Rosario Dawson, as seen in The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
BATGIRL #11 Written by HOPE LARSON • Art and cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE and JON LAM • Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue. “Son of Penguin” finale! Batgirl races to free Burnside from Ethan’s plot…but has Burnside already changed too much to be saved? Even if she manages to save the day, will Barbara ever be able to truly go home again? On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T