Project Unternet had one last-resort failsafe: a high-powered E.M.P. that could wipe out all the AI in this facility. Now that the Calculator is here we have the chance to take them all out at once and put this entire project out of commission.
What's an "E.M.P?"
It's an electro-magnetic pulse. Wipes out all computers and circuitry it touches. It will destroy the AI-
Ohhhh, you mean an "emp."
I was about to say, sounds like she's talking 'bout an "emp."
"Emp?" That's not how you say it.
That's how normal people say it. "Emp."
No, they don't.
I say it that way-
It's initials for Electro-Magnetic Pulse. That's E-M-P.
Right. Which spells "emp." Durrrr.
We don't have time for this, you're wrong.
Why don't we take a vote?
A vote?! No, no vote, you're just wrong! There's no vote. It's E.M.P.
Tomorrow is Misfit Appreciation day. A fun little day, created by my favorite Happy Sorceress where we have some fun and draw up fanart and the like for the DC character Charlie Gage-Radcliff, AKA Misfit, the fun and happy teleporting girl created by Gail Simone. Every year, I’ve been posting era-themed covers for it, starting in the 1940s and working my way up to modern day.
It’s kinda funny really. I’ve drawn Misfit so much these last few years that I feel I should have done a comic with her or something. LIke a fan comic thing or something.
I mentioned this last year, but I think I’ll just repeat it here. The idea here is that when the Flashpoint happened, and the DC Universe was shifting into it’s current incarnation, Misfit was teleporting (or bouncing) at the exact same time, and ended up getting hurtled through space and time, as seen in Cover #1. So she’s been attempting to bounce her way back home, decade by decade.
But for now, here’s the previous six covers I did for it.
The kickoff with MIsfit in Time
The Golden Age of the 1940s
The EC Comics era of the 1950s
A Jim Steranko inspired cover from the 1960s
Returning to a darker era with the Bronze Age of the 1970s
And lastly, the surreal of the 1980s British Invasion of the 1980s
For this year, we’re at the 1990s, which is pretty important to me, because it’s the year where I started drawing comics and decided that this comic book thing is what I wanted to do with my life. So I themed the cover based on the most influential comic series ever on my art.
Batgirl is the name used by several female superheroes to be a counterpart to Batman and/or Robin. Barbara Gordon being the most prominent and iconic of all the Batgirls had mentored two different successors, Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown, along with her duties as Oracle. Two former Robins had the distinction of serving as Batgirls the out of continuity Carrie Kelley and the in-continuity Stephanie Brown.
Barbara Gordon: Batgirl #1 Cover by Adam Hughes (Upper Middle)
Caroline Keene “Carrie” Kelley: Dark Knight Universe Presents: Batgirl Cover by Frank Miller (Lower Right)
Cassandra Cain: Batgirl #1 Cover by Damian Scott and Robert Campanella (Center)
Charlotte “Charlie” Gage-Radcliffe: Birds of Prey #98 by James Raiz (Lower Left)
Harleen Frances Quinzel: Harley Quinn #10 Cover by Terry Dodson (Middle Right)
Helena Rosa Bertinelli: Batman: No Man’s Land #0 by Greg Land (Middle Left)
Mary Elizabeth “Bette” Kane (Stylized as “Bat-Girl”): Detective Comics #853 by Andy Kubert (Upper Left)
Michelle Carter: Booster Gold #12 by Dan Jurgens (Upper Right)
Stephanie Brown: Batgirl #15 by Dustin Nguyen (Lower Middle)
I remember the Batman Beyond cartoons they were showing a long time ago, I really enjoyed that series and its characters. It had such a cool concept. As I got into comics, I figured out how many references to the original Batman the show had (Barbara, the reference to Dick Grayson, Tim Drake being in it at one point, etc.) So since I really liked that series and I like Helena, I always wanted to see how Helena would fit in that story. Here’s my headcanon AU of Helena Bertinelli in the Batman Beyond universe:
Helena Bertinelli is a counselor at Hamilton Hill. She is no longer the Huntress, but is being kept up to date with things about the Batfam and new villains and everything else that goes on in the city. She visits Wayne Manor and the Batcave occasionally to see Bruce. She is a mentor to Charlie Gage-Radcliffe (Misfit), who is the now the Huntress.
Misfit’s Huntress is a must for this universe because how cool would it be if Charlie and Terry team up as Huntress and Batman?
Oh and here’s this picture I edited to make it look like Helena if she was 55 and living in Gotham!Beyond.