renae walker

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Ladies of Gotham

Obviously this isn’t all the amazing women of Gotham, but I got a decent amount in there, I like to think.

I really adore the women of Gotham, but for reasons completely beyond me I keep seeing them either pitted against each other or overlooked in favor of Gotham dudes. Which. Pfft. Gotham dudes. What’s so great about them, amirite?

Got some glass breaking in here, too. Ah man it felt good to find those in my folders.

And yes, that’s Eartha Kitt Catwoman. As things should be. Fight me. 

Catwoman (Selina Kyle) | Karon | Holly Robinson | Oracle (Barbara Gordon) | Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) | Robin (Carrie Kelley) | Dana Tan | Tamara Fox | Leslie Thompkins | Melanie Walker | Nell Little | Proxy (Wendy Harris) | Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) | Flamebird (Bette Kane) | Sarah Essen-Gordon | Vicki Vale | Crystal Brown | Bluebird (Harper Row) | Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) | Huntress (Helena Wayne) | Question (Renee Montoya) | Batgirl (Nissa) | Batwoman (Kate Kane) | Max Gibson | Onyx (Onyx Adams) | Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) | She-Bat (Francine Langstrom) | Sasha Bordeaux | Batgirl (Tiffany Fox)

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Batman Beyond 2.0 (2013- ) #15

“I was hoping maybe I could buy you a cup of coffee, Melanie. If… you’re still up for talking to me…”

I really, truly love Melanie as a character. Gosh, her struggle to leave her crime family and subsequent testing and redemption are one of my favorite arcs from the original Batman Beyond TV series. She’s a really inspiring character and really rare in the superhero world, where villains and heroes do tend to swap sides at the drop of a hat. Mel switched, for herself, and has had nothing but obstacles and struggles along the way, but has stuck with it – and then helped her brother Jack on his road to absolution.

It is, as we learned in the show, a darker and harder reflection on Terry’s own delinquent past, and it’s part of why I love their relationship.

I do miss her dreds, though.